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Toby's "Help 'em up" harness has arrived

And it's awesome!
It took about an hour (and a lot of 4 letter words) to get the straps adjusted, but now that's done and it fits him perfectly. The problem wasn't fitting it, it was figuring out where to tuck the extra straps so they don't flap around.
It's a very intelligently designed, well made product. Cost about $100 and I can see why. All nicely padded, double stitched, quality work.
The neat thing about it is that it's designed to stay on him all the time. It doesn't interfere with either peeing or pooping. I can just grab the little handle on the back over his butt and help him up on our tile floors, and I can hang onto it until he gets his legs steady underneath him.
An unexpected side benefit is that, the way the pad in back fits (which is removable), he places his back legs a bit farther apart than normal, which is giving him added stability walking and standing.
Also it's totally washable.
So far, I'm very pleased with it. He seems to be adjusting to it nicely, and isn't bothered by wearing it.



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this sounds like a perfect harness for his needs. So he wears this all day?
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Yes, that's why I wanted this particular one. It's soft, padded, seems comfortable and you just leave it on him.


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this sounds like a perfect harness for his needs. So he wears this all day?



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So glad you were able to find something that works for Toby. I am sure it is a relief for you and for him!

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I bought one for Buddy to help him up the stairs. Wouldn't you know it ...he just needed his nails clipped. But we have it ready if we need it. Good to know it works well.
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I just googled Help Em Up Harness--it looks like it's a good one and secure. The one our vet sold us for Barkley's cruciate tear didn't fit him that well and the bottom kept on falling off of him (or maybe it was operator error on our part). If we need this type of help with our Toby I'm going to consider this one.
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That is the one we had for Beau and I loved it. It made his life so much better for getting up and down. I am so thankful someone recommended it to me.

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I'm glad it is working well for Toby.
I might have to get one for Copper. You know Toby can't have something Copper doesn't. He does pretty well most of the time, but I'm afraid I'll hurt him when I do have to pick him up.

Where did you order it from?


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here is the website http://www.helpemup.com/

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