If you read this blog regularly, you know how much I love harnesses and slings for paraplegic pets. I think they rank as the number one device when you are caring for a paralyzed dog. Our harness was a lifesaver for lifting and moving Sophie. The only problem was it made Sophie’s body hot in the summer.
So with the temperatures rising, I thought it was the right time to share a new harness. It is a paralyzed dog breathable support harness. It makes perfect sense for those of us who live in a warm climate.
We had a colder and longer winter than usual in the Las Vegas desert. I can hardly wait for the thermometer to soar. And while hot and dry are my two favorite temperatures, the warm weather can make life uncomfortable for a paralyzed dog. This is especially true for dogs who wear a lifting harness. Sophie’s form of paralysis made it impossible for her to flip her body over to cool herself off. That meant we could not keep her harness on for long periods of time during the summer. We could have used a harness that didn’t make her skin and fur hot.
The Airlift One back end support harness
Keeping paraplegic dogs cool is what Cathy Erwin had in mind when she designed the Airlift One. It is the latest support harness from Walkabout Harnesses which Cathy founded in the 1993. The rear lifting sling is made from a breathable fabric called Airprene that is perforated to let air in and out. Some of the top hiking clothes to keep people cool are made from the same material.
To make the harness even more helpful Airlift One has adjustable handles so it can be easily used for tall and short dogs. They’ve even made extra room so the harness is comfy for male dogs.
In addition to the Airlift One, Walkabout has a breathable Airprene belly sling for dogs that need assistance with balance when they walk. Airlift Two is made for small dogs to use after an injury, surgery, or have overall leg weakness.
Walkabout is a new sponsor
Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog is fortunate to have Walkabout Harnesses as a new sponsor. Every month I will let pet parents know about one of their original rehab devices for handicapped dogs. Each product is personally designed by Cathy who is a canine physical therapist. Cathy has worked in veterinary medicine since she was 15-years-old. She is one of the first people in the industry to design rehab medical devices to make the recovery process better for dogs and cats after surgery.
I especially like that every harness, sling, and brace from Walkabout is clinically tested at major veterinary and rehab facilities before it is released to the public.
Airlift One is having a sale
Airlift One is on sale just in time for the warmer temperatures to arrive.
Use the discount code Saving$$
Receive $10.00 off at checkout on the Walkabout website.
I hope you’ll check out all of the unique rehab products for paralyzed dogs at Walkabout.