Dog Mobility Devices

Dogs may lose mobility from injury, after surgery, or simply due to old age. Dogs with weakness or pain in the hind legs may have difficulty standing, walking or climbing stairs. Did you know that there are products specially-designed to help provide walking and standing support for your dog? Mobility aids are best for use with dogs that have enough mobility and strength in either the front or back legs to support themselves; the sling can then be used to provide support to the other two legs.

A rear dog lifting harness lifts your dog’s hips and abdomen, providing support to the rear legs and allowing your dog to move about while you support your dog’s hind quarters. Consider a full body dog lifting harness if your dog requires more generalized, overall body support, or suffers from arthritis causing painful joints.

A pet mobility device can help your dog maintain a more normal life, allowing him or her freedom to move about and get beneficial exercise with a little assistance and support. Most dogs adjust quickly to mobility aids.

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Abby Rosenberg is a PetMeds employee and long-time cat lover. She was a volunteer for several years at a local no-kill cats only rescue shelter. This has prepared her for her most challenging role to date: secretary, photographer, social coordinator and treat dispenser for Daisy, and Daisy’s sidekick Harley. Daisy is a dilute calico Devon Rex cat, and Harley is a “cow-cat” who was adopted from the shelter where Abby volunteered. You can also find Abby on Google+

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