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Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: AgilePaws] #64964
07/16/10 10:08 PM
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I got the ruffwear for Max and it really helps. He does not have DM tho, just Spondo so once he is up he can stand and walk on his own. The handle is big enough for me grab with 2 hands if I need to and just pop him up into a stand.

He looks good in his red harness.

I did not think the Help Em Up would work well for a male dog.


Kathy

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Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: Kayos] #65054
07/17/10 02:16 AM
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LJ has both the Ruffwear and the Help Em Up harnesses. She gets the Help Em Up wet when she pees. It was a life saver when she had 2 bouts of Vestibular Disease last year. I was able to get her outside without help.


Joanne

Kryska's Ironwill Steel Train SD (Siberian Husky) 8-6-99
Miss Mila Monster (GSD) 4-14-02

Waiting at the bridge:
Lady Jane Cobb (GSD - age 15)
Sasha (Siberian Husky - age 13)
Niko (Siberian Husky - age 14)
Wooly Bear (Siberian Husky - age 13)
Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: LJsMom] #105633
11/18/10 03:25 PM
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Booties specifically 'for dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy, Spondylosis, Arthritis or other clinical problems leading to paralysis of the spine' and who drag their paws:
http://www.tammyandteddys.com/products.php

Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: shepnterrier] #109100
11/28/10 04:08 PM
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Not a harness or boot but another device that enabled my senior to keep riding in the car:
http://www.germanshepherdhome.net/forum/...a.html#Post5940


Sarah
Chip vom Dog Pound, border terrior, Director of Rodent Control, CGC
Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
Captain Jack, Mama Blue, Little Orca, Bübchen, Tux, Cherub (pocket lions)

Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: shepnterrier] #112759
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Instead of boots:

Vinyl nail caps prevent injury to the nail and prevent wearing down to the quick when the dog drags the paw: http://www.softpaws.net/

Feli's rehab vet recommended them, and they worked well. Had to replace them ca every 6 weeks. Easy to do, not expensive. When I ordered the wrong size at first, the company exchanged immediately, very helpful. The caps were developed to keep dog nails from scratching and have been re-purposed by rehab vets.

Once they are on, the dog doesn't notice them anymore. Much better than boots for that purpose.

They come in a package of 40, and a senior who drags the hind legs typically needs the two middle toes capped. So one box of 4o nail caps lasts over a year, at a cost of 20 bucks or so. Feli was very happy and comfortable with them. They come in different sizes, you cut the length to fit your dogs nails' length, and glue them. When they are worn, they can be taken off easily, and replacement caps fitted. Of course I used the clear nylon, no pink or blue nail caps on my beautiful dog (or on me)!

The nail caps work as long as the dog's paws don't knuckle over, then the upper side of the paw scrapes. Then boots (see above) are inevitable, but until then I went with the nail caps, and Feli was very happy to not have to wear boots.


Sarah
Chip vom Dog Pound, border terrior, Director of Rodent Control, CGC
Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
Captain Jack, Mama Blue, Little Orca, Bübchen, Tux, Cherub (pocket lions)

Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: shepnterrier] #162291
06/18/11 05:45 AM
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How to make duct tape booties:
http://www.wonderpuppy.net/booties.htm


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: MaxaLisa] #192169
11/06/11 05:32 PM
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Sarah
Chip vom Dog Pound, border terrior, Director of Rodent Control, CGC
Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
Captain Jack, Mama Blue, Little Orca, Bübchen, Tux, Cherub (pocket lions)

Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: shepnterrier] #192308
11/07/11 03:28 PM
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No harnesses, but booties for Canadians - I had a pair for Sandi, they were great.
http://www.muttluks.com/product_home.php?cat=3


Patti loved by Ozzy (proud to be a Heinz 57) and Dolly (weighs more than most people, St. Bernard)...
Sandi's waiting at the Bridge
Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: ozzyandsandi] #192345
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I will second Patti's booties. I used them for Dakota who had DM. Of course, I only used them on his back paws. I "reinforced" the tops with Duct tape so as the tape wore, I'd pull it off and replace it with more tape. I only used them we I would take him outside. They really seemed to help him and definitely saved the tops of his rear paws.


Diana

Bentley...the light that brought me out of the darkness.

RIP Phoenix (Brightstar rescue) 2006 - 5/6/2017
RIP Dakota 1/5/1993 - 10/23/2006
Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: MaxaLisa] #225826
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If your dog has pressure sores, decubital ulcer, hygroma etc on the elbows:

http://www.dogleggs.com/files/Adjustable.cfm
http://www.dogleggs.com/products/
http://www.dogleggs.com/

The dogleggs stay on because they bridge the withers, similar to a backpack.

When Feli in her last year developed a pressure sore on one elbow from favoring one side, this was the solution. Worked beautifully, and the pressure sore quickly healed.

The best thing of course to try to prevent the sores. It may not always be possible, or one gets a senior who already has elbow sores. Many dog beds do not cushion adequately at points of high pressure such as elbows. I now try the beds myself by pressuring down the tip of my hand and my elbow. And to frequently apply a nourishing ointment with Vit. E on elbow callus. I applied it before e went for a walk so it would stay on for a while without her licking it off. Feli came to me with severe callus from lying on concrete, and they healed quickly.



Sarah
Chip vom Dog Pound, border terrior, Director of Rodent Control, CGC
Elly von Rescue, GSD, CGC, HI(C)
Captain Jack, Mama Blue, Little Orca, Bübchen, Tux, Cherub (pocket lions)

Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: shepnterrier] #225841
04/18/12 01:24 PM
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Thank you for posting this Sarah, if my (Vals) invention for Coopies elbows doesn't quite work this will be my next step.


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