“In an effort to create the very best lifting harness for dogs, over time we’ve continually updated the harness based on feedback from customers and veterinary professionals,” said Cary Zimmerman, president of Blue Dog Designs and co-creator of the Help ‘Em Up Harness.
DENVER (PRWEB) December 03, 2019
Blue Dog Designs has made critical improvements to its Help ‘Em Up® Harness with design modifications and additions to improve comfort and aid in rehabilitation. New D-rRing cConnectors attached to the harness help aid in rehabilitation. And newly offered accessories include water tank connector straps that aid balance in underwater treadmills during hydrotherapy and loop handle walking accessories that provide more ways for dog owners to help their aging dogs stay active.
Design modifications to the conventional harness include larger rear handles, reinforced stitching, and an additional elastic flex strap that connects the rear hip-lift to the front shoulder harness, providing more comfort for dogs when they are sitting or lying down. The new conventional hip-lift combines the belly band and pelvic pad into one piece that is more ergonomically designed and sits farther back under the pelvic floor. The changes to the conventional hip-lift allow it to be used on more male dogs, as it provides clearance for urination.
New D-rings have been added to the neck, chest and waist clips on the Help ‘Em Up Harness allow for increased stability and balance using the harness in these devices and while walking. They are located at six different contact points at the neck, chest and hips, which allow for clip-on devices, such as strap connections for use in water treadmills, thera-bands resistance bands for therapeutic exercises, to connect into wheelchairs, and to connect the new loop handle walking accessories. Customers can also purchase separate connector clips to retrofit older harnesses.
The new loop handles are soft, flexible and versatile and help stabilize the front legs, hind quarters or whole body, depending on the animal’s area of weakness. By attaching the loop handles to the harness, pet owners can help pets utilize the harness as a sling. The loop handles come in two sizes.
“In an effort to create the very best lifting harness for dogs, over time we’ve continually updated the harness based on feedback from customers and veterinary professionals,” said Cary Zimmerman, president of Blue Dog Designs and co-creator of the Help ‘Em Up Harness. “The harness has become both a critical lifting device for veterinary technicians and canine rehabilitation professionals and a life-enhancing asset for owners of aging dogs and dogs with disabilities.”
Other walking accessories include a walking handle and leash. Both are custom designed to work with the Help ‘Em Up Harness to provide additional mobility assistance and extra leverage for owners of dogs using the Help ‘Em Up Harness.
About Blue Dog Designs
Started in 2008, Blue Dog Designs created the Help ‘Em Up® Harness, the first full-body lifting harness system for dogs that can be worn for extended periods. The Help ‘Em Up Harness is designed to distribute weight over the large surfaces of the chest and hind quarters. Ergonomically designed with soft comfortable padding and waterproof Neoprene, the harness has elevated handles for lifting and stabilizing and comes in five sizes to fit dogs from 8-220 pounds. The patented “Hip Lift” assists owners with aging or injured dogs to live a more active life. Originally developed for dogs whose hip dysplasia or muscle loss had decreased their mobility and physical strength for everyday functions, today the harness is widely used by veterinarians as a mobility device to assist dogs rehabilitating after surgery or recovering from injuries. Walking handles, leashes and now loops provide more ways for owners to help their pets stay active. For more information, visit http://www.helpemup.com.