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7 Pieces of Gear That Help Dogs Overcome Physical Challenges
Web Master Harness

1) Ruffwear Web Master Harness

Tripod wearing Web Master Harness

Tripod sweetheart wearing Web Master Harness

Ruffwear Web Master Pro

2) Ruffwear Web Master Pro

Ruffwear Doubleback Harness

3) Ruffwear Doubleback Harness

Solvit CareLift Lifting Harness

4) CareLift Lifting Harness Full Body

CareLift Litting Harness Rear Only

5) CareLift Litting Harness Rear Only

UltraLite BiFold Ramp

6) UltraLite BiFold Ramp

You can’t lose hope! Because your dog never will. I’ve had the great opportunity to help so many people whose dogs suffer from serious physical challenges. You can’t imagine the relief they feel to find solutions to their dogs’ problems.

If your dog (or any dog you know) has arthritis, hip displaysia, cruciate ligament issues, wobbler syndrome, etc… know that there is help!

I want to help ALL your dogs overcome their physical challenges. 

I’ve put together an excellent range of products to help. And I’ll continue researching & increasing our range in view of helping as many Aussie dogs as possible.

Ruffwear K9 Float Coat

7) Tripod cutie in a Ruffwear K9 Float Coat

HERE ARE THE FIRST 7 PRODUCTS THAT HELP DOGS OVERCOME PHYSICAL CHALLENGES. 

Mobility issues are more common than you think. You are certainly not alone. Here are some great specialty harnesses options to help you maintain your dog’s walks and regular activities. I’ll explain the advantages and differences of each option below.

1) RUFFWEAR WEB MASTER HARNESS
Built for our service dog friends, the Web Master is a super versatile & comfortable structured harness with a balanced assistance handle on the back.

  • + 3 Points of support: yoke + 2 underbelly straps
  • + Great for small dogs + dogs who don’t require full support
  • + Works well for walking & works as a car harness too
  • + 5 points of adjustment deliver a great fit
  • + Works well to support Tripod dogs
  •  May not suit a large dog requiring full body support

2) RUFFWEAR WEB MASTER PRO
This is the newer souped up version of the Web Master Harness. There are some great advantages to this version. Here are the main differences:

  • + All-metal hardware & weatherproof, reverse coil zippers
  • + 2 zippered pockets with stretch-mesh organizers
  • Need to adjust harness sizing each time you use it

3) RUFFWEAR DOUBLEBACK HARNESS
Originally designed as a climbing harness for dogs, the DoubleBack provides excellent under belly support for dogs of all sizes.

  • Strength-rated to 2,000 lbf or 8.9kN (VERY STRONG)
  • + Great padded under belly support
  • + Leg loops (optional) provide stability & weight dispersion
  • + Secure fit with 7 points of adjustment
  • + High quality hardware for safety and durability
  • – More expensive

4) CARELIFT FULL BODY LIFTING HARNESS
The CareLift Full Body Harness can get your dog moving again whether he’s had an injury, is recovering from surgery or suffers from athritis or other age related condtions. Helps dogs climb stairs, get into vehicles, get up on furniture or go for a walk.

  • + Supports dogs under the abdomen & around hips
  • + Leave harness on your dog for use a moment’s notice
  • + Lift with grip handles at the front + rear or shoulder strap
  • + Supports dogs between 15 – 59 kilos

5) CARELIFT REAR LIFTING HARNESS
The CareLift Full Body Harness can get your dog moving again whether he’s had an injury, is recovering from surgery or suffers from athritis or other age related condtions. Helps dogs climb stairs, get into vehicles, get up on furniture or go for a walk.

  • + Supports your dog around the waist as well as hips
  • + 2 Lifting options: adjustable leash or easy grip handle
  • + Supports dogs between 15 – 59 kilos
  •  Harness must be put on for each use. For a leave on option choose the Full Body Version

6) SOLVIT ULTRALITE BIFOLD RAMP
4.5 kilos of problem solving power! This ramp is super compact & lightweight and yet it can support over 90 kilos of dog goodness. Great to help dogs get into the car, over stairs, onto furniture (you know they want to go there!), etc.

  • Safety release latch prevents accidental opening
  • 4 rubber feet maintain sure footing
  • + High traction and durable walking surface
  • + Length: 146cm (unfolded) /79cm (folded) x Width: 40cm
  • + Compact & easy to carry
  • + Helping dogs reach heights up to about 61 cm.

7) RUFFWEAR K9 FLOAT COAT
Dogs with physical challenges can often benefit greatly from the low impact exercise of swimming. It increases their fitness, conditions muscles and improves mobility in dogs who are recovering from injury or who suffer from arthritis. The Ruffwear K9 Float Coat is our go to life vest for this situation. This is an extremely streamlined life vest with excellent buoyancy and it supports a full range of dog motion.

  • + Natural horizontal swimming position
  • + Convenient low-profile assistance handle
  • + Telescopic neck size adjustment provides an excellent fit
  • + Sheltered buckles stay in place for easy, one-handed clipping

I hope your dog never requires these items. But if your dog ever does, I want you to know we’re here for you. 

And I promise we’ll continue to find the best options available to help your furry mate through any future obstacles.

Caring for an dog who can’t easily walk can certainly be a huge job! 

If you have the chance to lend a hand to someone caring for a dog with physical challenges, go for it! I promise you it will be rewarding and the flow on effects to your karma will be fantastic.

Next week I’ll  focus on gear that can improve your dog’s traction. 

This is the other side of the coin for the mobility issues solution. And believe me I’ve got plenty of awesome options in this area.

Pluto & ZoeAnd as always, if you know of any dogs who could use help in these areas please spread the good word!

ALL THE ABSOLUTE BEST TO YOUR PACK!
Zoe & Pluto
Waggle.com.au

 

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