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Our Pets Lift-N-Aid Large Mobility Harness

Our Pets Lift-N-Aid Large Mobility Harness

  • Easy maneuverability
  • Washable
  • Fits 80-125-pound. dogs
  • Made of cotton

The Lift-N-Aid allows older dogs to be maneuvered up and down stairs or into and out of cars without lifting the entire weight of the dog.

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84 of 85 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely Wonderful Device to Assist your Best Friend, April 13, 2007
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Bruce R. Aungst (Stevensville, Michigan United States) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Our Pets Lift-N-Aid Large Mobility Harness (Misc.)

I am the proud father of 5 Canine Daughters (actually they are Gender Neutral). All of my girls are large with the smallest being an Australian Kelpie weighing about 50 pounds of solid muscle to the largest being my Blood Hound / Lab Mix who weighs about 130 lbs. I also have a Border Collie, a German Shephard and a Norwegian Elkhound. All 5 of my Canine Daughters are kept in our home.

My Norwegian Elkhound is 15 1/2 years old and she began having trouble with our all wooden foyer steps about a year ago. I had already purchased two of these harnesses to have available as our next door neighbors very large dog 140 lbs + was also getting up there in age and showing signs of at times having difficulty getting on her feet.

We helped our neighbor with her dog and she found this harness to be invaluable. Since that time, sadly our neighbors dog has passed away. Now, our Norwegian Elkhound has begun using this harness. She actually suffered some type of injury to her spine as a result of losing her footing on the steps when she was coming down them by herself. Within 2 days of the injury, she was completely unable to walk and showed no signs of any reflex in any of her feet when tested by her doctor. I was very afraid that this was the end of the line for my beloved Wolfie.

The Vet put her on steroids for one week and I added the antioxidant treats called Nzymes to her daily pill regimen of the natural medicine Flavocin. Once the steroids reduced the swelling in her spine, she was once again able to show reflexes in her feet but she was still unable to walk and she could not get herself to her feet. By using this harness to help her get up and take 90% of her body weight off of her legs, over the course of 1 week, I was able to get her slowly walking again. Now, having worked with her daily, exactly four weeks after her injury, Wolfie has begun climbing the steps on her own, which I would prefer she would wait for me to assist her. But, she is very strong willed and this harness along with the natural medicines have gotten her walking better than she has in more than a year.

Also, I have had 4 spine surgeries myself and I have to be extremely careful about picking up items, etc. Before the harness, I was picking up squirming dogs which was very hard on my back. Now with the harness, not only does it help her walk and even taught her to walk again, it reduces the strain I put on my back caring for my wonderful canine companions.

The harness is so well designed that Wolfie wears hers all of the time and doesn’t mind it at all. Obviously it is comfortable or she wouldn’t keep it on without a fuss because she has always been very picky about most things in her life and never wanted her feet touched, didn’t like her ears petted, etc. She wears the harness daily and I give equal credit to the harness and the natural medicines for why I have her with me today. It should be noted that I have had her on Flavocin Pills for over two years, which I believe is a large part of why she is still with me today.

If you have a need to assist your larger dog with either getting to it’s feet, walking or climbing stairs, etc., then this harness will not disappoint you.

If you find yourself needing this harness for your canine companion, look at it as an opportunity to help rehabilitate your pet’s health if at all possible, instead of seeing the need for a device like this as the beginning of the end. Your dog might just surprise you and with your help, regain some of it’s independence, which would be great for both of you.

One last point, in the product photo, the German Shepard is on the right side of the person climbing the stairs. I would STRONGLY suggest that you put yourself immediately next to the handrail so that you can balance yourself and have your pet go up the other side of you, or more towards the center of the steps. I am right handed but I use my left hand to help Wolfie up the stairs so that I can safely balance myself with my right hand. Coming down the steps it is just the opposite where I end up using my right hand to hold the harness and my left hand on the stair railing.

I will gladly answer any questions where I can be of assistance.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful:
3.0 out of 5 stars
Didn’t Work Well For My Dog, October 4, 2009
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I will preface this review by saying that the product is well made and arrived quickly. I was happy with the price and think it is well worth the cost for the right dog. I personally had a few problems with the product. Number one it did not fit my girl Lili well because she has a hanging belly and that made the harness ride up so that it was mostly lifting her upper body. Also the handles were not long enough, my dog is a Beagle mix and her legs are short resulting in my having to lean over quite a bit to hoist her up. I wouldn’t be able to go any distance with her in this harness as it would wear out my back. I would also like to suggest that you get yourself one of those snapping leather pieces that wrap around the 2 handles to hold them together, it makes it a little more comfortable.

In the end I had to take 2 bath towels and sew them together into a large tube and that worked better for me in my situation and was more comfortable for her.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just what I needed to help Odie, July 9, 2010
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I’m fostering a 2-year-old Golden Retriever. Odie was diagnosed with luxation of the right hip – this is where the head of his leg bone has completely moved away from his hip socket. Amazingly, he was getting around pretty well, but needed a total hip replacement. After the surgery was completed at the Kansas State University Vet School, I was instructed that I would need to temporarily support his hips by taking some of the weight off the area when he goes potty or walks on slippery areas. At first I used a towel or a portable sling that I would put in place every time I used it. Odie is an energetic dog, and he would wiggle around every time I tried putting something in place. I was afraid that he would hurt himself. I saw the Lift-N-Aid harness on Amazon and thought that I’d give it a try. From day one it worked great! I was able to put the harness on in the morning and leave it in place until “last call” at night. It really was very helpful for me, and safer for Odie. It’s constructed well, the price was right, and Amazon shipped it quickly. I’m definitely glad that I found the harness – it helped relieve a lot of stress for Odie and me.

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The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets: Evidence and Case Studies (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series)

The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets: Evidence and Case Studies (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond Series)

Obesity is a national epidemic in the United States. It is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost 0 billion a year, while a 2010 report by the US Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three children are now overweight or obese. This volume originated in a special 2009 symposium funded in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and sponsorship from Mars Waltham® on how human-animal interaction may help fight obesity across the lifespan. The authors present scientific evidence about the benefits of dog walking for improving human and animal health, and case studies of programs that are using this powerful expression of the human-animal bond to combat obesity. The volume is especially valuable as a sourcebook of evidence-based studies for public health professionals treating overweight humans and veterinarians treating obese dogs.

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Amazing understandable and Worth it!, February 8, 2008
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This is a great at-home reference for pet owners. Gives a good deal of background and description for most of the ailments that your pets (dogs, cats, horses, birds, and some exotics are covered) will encounter in their life. No way a replacement for professional veterinary care, but a great guide to give you more details than your vet can during visits. A must have for all concerned pet parents!

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