For older dogs who now have trouble getting up from a prone position, a harness can make all the difference for the pooch and his person. The harness features a handle, so you can help lift your dog without straining your own back. The harness generally fits around the shoulder and hips. Some brands require the dog to lift a front foot in order to put it on. When researching harnesses, make sure that putting them on and taking them off do not require movements your dog has difficulty making.
Dog Back Brace/FAQ - WiggleLess
The Hip Hound Mobility Brace is made by , a company that specializes in all kinds of orthopedic braces for dogs. The Hip Hound wraps around a dog’s lower limbs to support and compress the joints and muscles in the hips and lower back. It is made specifically for dogs who suffer from arthritis, hip dysplasia, lower back pain and hind end weakness as long as they can bear an equal amount of weight on both hind legs.
Dog Back Brace/FAQ to help answer your questions.
I created WiggleLess® Dog Back Brace when both my doxies were diagnosed with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD). I was desperate to offer them more than just weeks of crate rest and strong medication. I created for them a dog back brace designed to curtail twisting and relieve pain and stress. They wore it during their healing and recovery and afterwards for prevention. They never went to the vet again for back problems! My own vet encouraged me to make this available to all dogs. Whether you have an overweight dog that needs extra support, an elderly dog with an aching back, a dog diagnosed with IVDD related back problems, or an overly active dog who would benefit from a dog back brace, WiggleLess® vet-recommended and patented dog back brace is designed to help stabilize the spinal column, curtail twisting, relieve stress, and provide comfortable, firm, back support for dogs. We ship WiggleLess® dog back braces to dogs all over the world now offering many sizes to accommodate many different breeds and builds of dogs in need.
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