About 2 years after I adopted Mulan, she had a TPLO surgery. This is a pretty invasive knee surgery, and as part of the requirement she was on cage rest for 6 weeks. She had a very difficult time getting up, and I had to assist her.
We were pretty low tech in vet school, and whenever we needed to assist a pet in getting up we would use a towel looped around their abdomen. This is also what we do at work. It works fine, but getting the towel around a recumbent animal and then supporting 40, 50, or more pounds with your hands in that towel gets fatiguing pretty fast. There are some slings on the market to make it easier, but none of the ones I have used seemed to be any easier.
But this- this product looks awesome. I love how the sling loops around the legs, making it much easier to get on and off, and is long enough so that you aren’t hunched over the dog holding onto their weight while they walk around.
If these had been around when Mulan had her surgery, I would have definitely sprung for one. And towards the end of her life, when she could no longer make it up the stairs to my daughter’s room, it would have been wonderful. I wish I had known about it then!
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