As many of you know, I have a senior sister, Katie, who has dog mobility issues as well as several other health problems. Her back end has been losing strength for some time now, but lately she has been falling a lot, so I got her a harness to help her out.
In looking for the right product for Katie, I went to Solvit™ Products. Their motto is, “No pet left behind™”. Solvit specializes in highly functional, easy-to-use products for travel, active life, therapeutic and senior care. Solvit offers unparalleled mobility and support to make sure no dog is left behind.We certainly don’t want Katie left behind! I tested out a set of their stairs last year and was impressed, so I decided to order their CareLift™ Rear-Only Lifting Harness for Katie. They have so many wonderful products, you really must visit the Solvit Products website!
Katie was excited at the prospect of falling down less with the assistance of the harness and Mom’s help. She still enjoys walking, even though she is slow and can’t go very far. We were really pleased with the quality of the harness, and all the features!
For male dogs there is a male protector piece on the underside of the belly band. It can be easily removed for female dogs or if you want to wash the harness.
The harness is well padded, breathable, and washable. We haven’t noticed any discomfort or wearing on the fur or skin where the harness is in contact.
The belly belt can be adjusted to the correct size, and the leg loops can be adjusted on both ends.
On the belly belt end, you can move the hook up higher or lower between three positions. This feature is available on large harnesses. It is very easy to do.
We think the harness even looks nice, especially on Katie’s pretty white furs! Mom says the handle is real comfortable to hold onto. You can also attach a leash to the harness, or you can purchase a front harness and combine it with the rear harness for a complete lifting harness.
The CareLift Rear-Only Lifting Harness is simple to put on and takes only a few seconds. We have it down to four steps. You can also see in the short video how fast it goes getting it on the dog.
- Unbuckle the belly belt and the two let loops
- Put the belly belt around the dog a few inches from the base of the tail in the abdomen area
- Attach each leg loop to the back of the belly belt
- Grab the handle and start walking
Katie has no trouble at all adapting to walking with the harness on. The belly belt actually provides some support to the waist of the dog, and the leg loops help to support the hips. She is not wearing it on all her walks at this point, just on her “bad” days.
Dog mobility is an important piece in the quality of life puzzle. No one wants to need a lifting harness, but at some point it may be a big help for your dog. Because Solvit Products wants to keep dogs quality of life at its best, they are letting me give away one CareLift Rear-Only Lifting Harness in the correct size for your dog. All you have to do is enter to win through the giveaway widget below by entering your email address. If there is a problem with the widget, you can also get there by clicking here.