A complete shoulder and hip harness system 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.
First and foremost, knowing your dogs total weight will help you determine what size harness you need. Go by the weight of your dog.
The harness is fully adjustable. You can adjust to meet the unique characteristics of your dog’s dimensions. Each harness has a broad range within its size definition. Meaning – you can adjust the chest to a deep chest or a shallow one, a narrow waist to a plump waist, our harnesses have range! If your dog is on the cusp of two different sizes, we recommend sizing down. Ask for help if you are unsure.
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.