The Bottom's Up Leash is a quality, 100% nylon, supportive rear end dog harness (dog leash) designed to assist animals with broken bones, arthritis, hip dysplasia, or any other skeletal or muscular problems. It allows the animal to perform bodily functions (urinate and defecate) unencumbered, while being supported by a person who lifts a portion of the animal's weight at a 90-degree angle from the top of the back, in front of the tail area. It works by taking the animal's weight off its hind legs while you walk your dog from the rear. The leash price is USD $34.95, (plus shipping and sales tax where applicable).
Because the straps have a clearance in design off of the animal's back, the pressure is distributed under the center of its hind legs. This gives the most complete support of the rear hips and upper rear legs. By lifting slightly on the leash, the pet owner can control the amount of weight that is being placed on the animal's hind legs. The animal will still be going through the walking motion and will still be applying pressure on its legs, so the leash acts as an effective therapeutic device.
This leash is adjustable in size (one-size-fits-all) and has been used for dogs as heavy as 135 pounds and as small as Dachshund's and Lhasa Apso's.
The Sheepy Sleeves are soft, padded sleeves which fit over the leg loops on the leash to add to the overall comfort. The sleeves are washable and are made of 100% Neoprene. This leash will not chafe your dog!
|"I wish I had heard about this dog leash earlier. My dog has had arthritis for about two years and the leash would certaily have been a huge in getting outside to do her business. I am taking your dog harness to the local adoption center to let them know about yourproduct. They are all dog lovers like me and I know this will be ofsome help to them." [More]|
Grant - Firebaugh
|"Got the leash today - it is exactly what we've been looking for! Our german shepherd is recovering from back surgery to repair a ruptured disk, and is just now starting to put weight on his hind legs and walk with some support from us. The walkabout harness I purchased though it did the job was an absolute ordeal to get him in an out of (he's 115 lbs of semi-paralyzed dog at the moment) and it kind of hindered his ability to walk naturally. This harness is breeze to put on, and because there's not a lot of material wrapped around his body he can walk more naturally. I noticed this difference the first time I used it with Boomer -- it was the longest walk we were able to take since the surgery. Thanks!" [More]|
Toni M. - Pitman, New Jersey
|"Thank you for your email and phone message. I received the leash on Christmas Eve and Miller is enjoying the extra freedom it provides. Thanks so much and Happy New Year!" [More]|
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|"I sure wish we had known about this dog harness sooner, we would have used for our other pet that had hip dysplasia as well." [More]|
Todd - San Jose
|"My veterinarian recommended using towels (or sheets) to support my dogs weight. My dog has severe hip dysplasia and cannot support his own weight. The towel/sheet solution was not nearly as effective as your dog leash. I showed your dog harness to my vet and now they are planning on buying them for their practice. I am telling everyone about your invention" [More]|
Stacy B. - Pomona, CA