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!
|"Dr. Knight:I apologize for being so slow in getting this information to you. When I brought Jill in to see you recently, I told you about a marvelous leash that had made a tremendous difference to me in helping her up the stairs. Here is the website for information on this GREAT product: Http://www.bottomsupleash.com Their website says that they only sell directly to people and through veterinarians. I really urge you to stock this in your retail area and recommend it to your patients. It required only about three "tries" before Jill was comfortable in using this. And now, every night when I bring the leash to her, she wags her tail when she sees it, and is happy to get it on before going up the long flight of stairs to the 2nd floor to go to sleep by my bed. It's really the ONLY way I could get her upstairs any longer -- she is too big for me to carry. If a 14-year-old golden retreiver can adjust that quickly and be grateful for its help, it is surely a miracle product! It has given her confidence and solved a huge problem for me." [More]|
S. Gilbert - Maryland
|"This is the greatest idea I have seen in a long time! I'm bookmarking your site in case my dog Sherman gets arthritis." [More]|
Dave M. - Miami, FL
|"The Bottoms Up Leash has given my arthritic Chow a new lease on life. He was unable to go on walks since he could not go but a few steps without collapsing and falling down due to the pain. Now he is proudly walking and enjoying life again since he has the leash. (At first he was reluctant to try it...but after the first walk with it he is now ready to go when he sees the leash.) He has regained his confidence. What a wonderful invention. Thanks. I have told several people about it for their older dogs." [More]|
Brenda - Charlotte, North Carolina
|"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
|"I just want to thank you for inventing this leash. It has been a tremendous help for me and my dog. He recently developed seizures and after the seizure is over, he will pace for hours and hours. He gait is really bad afterwards and he is extremely weak. I paced with him for 4 hours using this leash. He would not have been able to do so without falling. I LOVE THIS LEASH and tell everyone about it." [More]|