Category: Mobility Support
A complete shoulder and hip harness system by Blue Dog Designs that literally lifts the lives of ageing or recovering dogs!
A complete shoulder and hip harness system that literally lifts the lives of aging or recovering dogs! By placing a pair of handles where you can quickly reach them, this unique dog harness allows you to lend support at any time.
The dog lift harness is especially helpful for owners whose dogs are feeling the effects of aging or health issues. It’s also perfect for Veterinarians, Veterinary Orthopedic Surgeons and veterinary rehabilitation therapists who work with dogs recovering from injuries or surgery.
What makes this dog harness truly unique is it’s designed to stay on your dog for extended periods of time.
Our dog lifting harness provides a way to provide better care for dogs recovering from injuries or surgery — simply by reducing the chances of re-injury during recuperation.
Our unique design lifts the dog’s mass from below, beneath the chest and pelvis, distributing weight over large padded surfaces. The chest and back panels are lined with new air flow materials and perforated neoprene to keep the harness as cool and comfortable as possible. Straps are also covered with neoprene sleeves and areas of most friction are covered with super soft micro fleece.
The “Hip Lift” half consists of a belly band, support straps and a movable pelvic pad that spreads weight over multiple surfaces, allowing you to lift the complete pelvic floor while supporting the spine. By lifting from beneath, and not around the legs, it reduces strain on joints, ligaments and arteries.
Constructed of neoprene, the harness is buoyant and perfect for getting pups in and out of water. It’s machine washable with mild detergent so it cleans up easily – but we recommend you let it air dry for greater longevity.
Determining the correct size of your help ém up support harness for your dog is based on two things – weight and measurements. Weight guides the initial size and the measurements for neck, chest and waist give us a more precise sizing. Because each dog is unique, the harness is designed to provide as much flexibility as possible.
While some dogs gain weight with age, others may slim down. Some hip and spine issues can cause the chest of dogs to remain larger while their hips and waist become narrower. In some cases, we may need to use a large front half together with the medium in Hip Lift. If your dog’s weight is on the cusp of our dog harness sizes, we recommend sizing down. You can contact us here.
Miniature and toy-sized breeds such as Yorkshire and Silky Terriers, Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Shih-tzus, small Dachshunds and Pugs. It can be also be used in cats and rabbits. Contact us for purchase if your pet is under 2kg.
Smaller breeds such as Beagle, Corgi, King Charles Spaniel, Whippet, Shelties and Schnauzers. Suited for a broad range of smaller dogs and the lighter versions of medium sized breeds.
Medium sized breeds such as Boxers, Greyhounds, Spaniels, Border Collies, smaller sized Retrievers and many mixed breed dogs.
Large Breeds such as Retrievers (Labradors and Goldens), German Shepherds, Huskies, Akitas, Dobermans, Weimeraners and Rottweilers.
Best suited for medium built dogs up to larger heavier dogs and slimmer, lighter versions of the largest breeds.
Bernese Mountain, Swiss Mountain, Mastiff’s, St. Bernard, Great Dane, Newfoundlands, Leonbergers, Bull Mastiff.
For many of these larger dogs much of their weight is in their legs and for many of them their torsos are slimmer than you might expect. These dogs will have excellent results with the X-Large size dog harness. It has worked well for many dogs in 100kg range. It really just depends on how their weight is distributed. Larger rear handle on the Hip Lift provides comfort and support when lifting very large dogs.
The best fit for all females and most males. The conventional version of our dog lifting harness has a solid belly band and works very well for all female dogs and many male dogs. It has two fasteners on the belly band, for easier centering, an ergonomically designed belly band, to fit under the pelvis and padded support straps. For most male dogs, the penis comes out forward of the belly band, allowing them to urinate freely. We recommend this version for most dogs.
The pelvic pad is made of neoprene and covered with fleece. It should be positioned under the pelvic plate, to provide additional support for the hips and spine.
The ultimate dog support harness for 5% male dogs whose penis is located farther back between or even with the front of hind legs. The U-shaped opening in the belly band provides clearance for those male dogs who may be hindered from urinating by the conventional version. These dogs have a penis that is located further back between their hind legs. The U-shaped opening helps them to urinate freely.
The extension (U-band) used to create this opening is padded but even so we do not recommend letting dogs lay in it for extended periods of time.
Contact us if you think your pet needs a U-band hip lift.
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