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Pam13
post 19th Mar 2018, 11:01 am
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Hi Everyone

Well Mac is marching on in years, almost at his 15th birthday. Problem we have is he's losing strength etc in his back legs. The muscle tone is still there they just aren't function as they should. He's on painkillers and is getting regular massages to help him keep mobile and generally he's good.

What I do feel he needs from time to time is some support for walking or more importantly when the legs get caught under him and he can't get purchase to get himself up. Can anyone recommend a support harness, system etc that can be left on him for prolonged periods which can be used to help lift him up, support the back end and to help me lift him into the car/up stairs etc?

I've seen a few online but as they are quite costly I don't want to fork out for something that isn't good.

Thanks in advance.
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post 19th Mar 2018, 1:19 pm
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Not really what you are looking for but when Woody was struggling I made a sort of double handled support for him. Used one of those hessian shopper bags, cut it so the sides were removed but kept the handles in place and you were left with an oblong shape. Sewed some soft fabric into it as a sort of lining. I could slip this under him and use this to help him get up and then the handles were there for me to hold and take his weight.
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post 19th Mar 2018, 6:19 pm
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QUOTE(AnnS @ 19th Mar 2018, 1:19 pm) *

Not really what you are looking for but when Woody was struggling I made a sort of double handled support for him. Used one of those hessian shopper bags, cut it so the sides were removed but kept the handles in place and you were left with an oblong shape. Sewed some soft fabric into it as a sort of lining. I could slip this under him and use this to help him get up and then the handles were there for me to hold and take his weight.


Thanks that’s a good idea.

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post 19th Mar 2018, 8:16 pm
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