The Bottom's Up Leash takes weight off the hind quarters of an older dog that may be struggling with hip dysplasia or joint issues. Two thick nylon loops are fastened around the back legs and lifted using an attached leash. Slide clips are included to adjust the leg loops.
A nylon supportive rear end leash harness which will aid your disabled pets with dog arthritis, broken bones, muscular problems and more. It will assist your pet up steps, ramps and during normal walks while you support some of the animals weight in your hands.
The Bottom's Up Leash™ is a US Patent Pending, quality, 100% nylon, supportive rear end leash-harness designed to help animals with broken bones, arthritis, dysplasia, or any other skeletal or muscular problems. This uniquely designed leash allows you to assist your dog that has dog arthritis or another disability by helping them with ramps and stairs as well as 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.
Because the straps have a clearance in their design to stay off of the animal's back, the pressure is distributed under the center of its hind legs and is a major help with canine arthritis. This Bottoms Up leash 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 dog or pet 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 bottoms-up leash is adjustable in size and has been used for dogs as heavy as 125 pounds and as small 12 pounds, such as a Dachshunds and Lhasa Apsos. The Bottoms Up leash is a great alternative to a getting a dog wheelchair.
Now includes Sheepy Sleeves™. Sheepy Sleeves are soft, padded sleeves which fits over the leg loops on the leash. The sleeves are washable and made of 100% Neoprene material. It is very easy to put on and very easy to remove. The sheepy sleeves offer your pet the utmost comfort when using the Bottoms Up Leash.
Warning and Usage Guidelines
How does the Bottoms Up Leash™ work? - The Bottoms Up Leash™ works by taking a portion of the weight off your pet's hind legs. Your cat/dog will still go through the walking motion, but you will be supporting a portion of their weight.
Does the leash come in different sizes? - Our leash fits dogs of all sizes. We have never had a problem with our leash not fitting a certain sized dog. If your dog weighs less than 25 pounds we recommend that you use the two slide clips that we will ship with your leash order. These slide clips are used to adjust the size of the leg loops to the desired size. We have many customers that have Lhasa Apsos and Daschunds and the leashes work great.
Do I need to use a "Front Leash" in addition to the Bottom's Up Leash? - You do not have to, but some dogs are more comfortable with having both leashes. It will not effect results if you decide to use a front leash with your Bottom's Up Leash™.
Will I need to be able to lift my dog's weight in order to be able to use the Bottoms Up Leash™? - No. In actuality you are only lifting a portion of the weight of the dog's rear hind-quarters.
Is it difficult to get my dog into the Bottoms Up Leash? -Absolutely not. Once the dog realizes this leash helps them walk, he/she will be eager to help you place it on them. It is easy as placing a head-end leash on an animal.
Will the Bottoms Up Leash chafe my dog's skin? - No. The Nylon material is very soft and we have not had any complaints regarding it chafing the skin of any dogs