I’ve written a lot about using a harness, dog wheelchair, cart and stroller to move a dog with a spinal condition or injury from one point to another, but no matter how many devices you have there will be times when you have to manually lift or carry your disabled dog by hand. When those times happen pet owners need to be aware of the important Dos and Don’ts of lifting so they can protect their dog’s spine.
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In December, our friends at Handicapped Pets asked me to find a dog with significant mobility challenges to be the official reviewer of their new harness. A shepherd mix named Daisy was chosen for the job. This post is how Daisy reviews the Walkin’ Lift Combo harness.
The harness gives lifting support for the front and back end of your dog. It clips directly into the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, operating as a complete system with a few easy clips. It is intended to help pet owners who need to lift a dog that weighs 40lbs or more.
As I have said in the past, the right kind of lifting harness for medium to large paraplegic dogs is a lifesaver. It keeps your back from straining when you have to lift your dog in and out of a car or help them walk upstairs. A harness also gives your dog a sense of independence because they can move about in a normal walking position. [Read more…]
Happy Holidays! Does your paraplegic dog have the right lifting harness? It makes a world of difference for your pet’s quality of life. If you can’t easily move your dog outdoors to enjoy the scents and sounds of the neighborhood or boost him in an out of a car, your poor dog could end up housebound. That’s a situation no pet parent wants. My goal is to keep paralyzed dogs as engaged in life as possible.
If you are looking for the perfect product, Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog is seeking a paralyzed dog to demo a new lifting harness. You are invited to apply for this opportunity.
Our friends at Handicapped Pets have asked me to find a dog with significant mobility problems to demo their Walkin’ Lift Combo Harness. This is not a contest. I am looking for one dog and owner to demo the harness and give feedback about it for Handicapped Pets. Of course the dog chosen for the review gets to keep the harness. [Read more…]
A support and rehab harness for a dog with paralysis or hind end weakness is one of the most precious tools a pet parent can have on hand. The right harness allows you to easily lift a dog that has problems walking or supporting their weight so you can guide them up and down stairs, in and out of a car or wherever they need to go. One of the best harnesses on the market is from GingerLead®. I respect the company and product so much I named them as one of My 5 Favorite Harnesses for Handicapped Dogs 2016.
When GingerLead contacted me recently to offer a Support and Rehab Harness Giveaway to one lucky reader of Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog, I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to hear the news. [Read more…]
Help ‘Em Up™ is one of my favorite harnesses on the market for dogs with hind end weakness. If you have a medium to large dog with paralysis, hip dysplasia, arthritis, or muscle atrophy you know the importance of a well-made lifting harness and Help ‘Em Up is at the top of the list.
This month Help ‘Em Up Harness is sponsoring a big Giveaway for readers of Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog valued between $75 – $120! This is our biggest Giveaway to date! [Read more…]