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4 Ways the Lifting Harness Solves Common Canine Mobility Problems

Sometimes all a dog needs is a little lift. The supportive lifting harness provides support to the center of a dog’s body, which makes going for walks with your dog easy and painless for both dog and human! Elderly dogs need to maintain an active lifestyle and the support sling allows them to keep moving. Help your pet move without lifting their entire weight or straining your back.

Support and lift pets with the following mobility conditions or injuries:

German Shepherd DM harness
  • ACL or CCL tears
  • Hip or back surgery
  • Orthopedic injury
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Arthritis pain
  • IVDD recovery
  • Early stages of Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Weak hind legs

4 Common Canine Mobility Problems Solved

1. Help Your Dog Negotiate Stairs

pup French Bull Dog getting up his front stairs with a dog rear support leash assisted by his pet parent

Changes in a dog’s mobility is common as they age. Joint can become painful, rear legs weaken and getting around may not be as easy as it once was. Whether your dog is suffering from joint discomfort, limited mobility, or healing from an injury, using the stairs on their own may be too daunting. With your guidance, and the help of the support sling you can encourage your dog to safely use the stairs. Avoid further injury that could be cause by slipping or tripping up the steps.

2. Help You Dog into the Car

Arthritic joints or loss of strength can make jumping in and out of the car an impossible feat for elderly and injured pets. Give your dog the support they need to safely get in and out of the car without injuring themselves or you!

3. Assist Your Dog Outside to Walk or Pee

Dogs recovering from injury or surgery may be in pain or experiencing weakness which makes it hard for them to go outside on their own. The support sling can be used to help them stand and to help get them outside to pee. The support sling is perfect for short walks outside to do their business or to help your dog move from room-to-room in the house.

4. Great for Post-Op Recovery

For injured pets or dogs recovering after surgery, getting them back on their feet is an important part of the recovery process. The Support Sling provides the additional stability and support dogs need to make a full recovery.

Get a head start on rehabilitation, by getting your dog back on their feet and moving around again. With you gently supporting your dog’s body, the pressure on their joints and ligaments is reduced, making it easier for your pet to walk and stand. A support sling should be on every pet parent’s checklist for post-operative recovery.

Quick and Easy Mobility Aid for Dog with Weak Rear Legs

Lifting your dog doesn’t have to be a pain! A support harness or sling is a simple way to help injured and disabled pets that need help with mobility or maintaining their balance. Depending on the style of harness of sling, the harness will either support under the chest, around the abdomen, or the hind end. While the dog is wearing the supportive harness you can gently lift your dog without bending over or hurting your back. When you’re done the sling rolls up for easy storage, keep it on hand for the next time your pup needs a boost!

Lifting Harnesses for Dogs

There are three types of dog lift harnesses, each one supports a different part of your dog’s body. Choose the style harness that will support where your dog’s legs are weakest. Front lifting harnesses are best for front leg weakness. Dogs dealing with hind leg weakness will need a rear support harness. And dogs experiencing weakness in all four legs or dealing with a progressive mobility condition benefit from a full support harness.

Sheepdog uses a front lifting harness for front leg support
Front Lifting Harnesses
large dog uses rear support harness for back legs

Rear Lifting Harnesses

German Shepherd DM harness
Full Body Support Harness

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