How can I help my dog if he is disabled?

Posted by vikram on September 16, 2013  /   Posted in Blog

If you have a pet who is injured, disabled or just older, it can be hard work.  I should know!

I am the founder of the company, Quincys and have a newfoundland with a back leg amputated at age 2 and a Dogue de Bordeaux who I saved from being put to sleep at age seven months due to his spinal injury.

Now that Quincy – my newfoundland, is 13 years old, its hard work…

I considered purchasing some dog wheels, but this is pointless and an absolute crime as he would the then lose all muscle mass. If Quincy was paralysed, and there was little chance he would ever walk again, then okay, but hes not.

This is how I invented and went to production on the Quincys ‘Dog Mobility Harness’.  I’ve looked at various dog support products in the market place and none have been as good.

You may think that of course I’m going to say that my product is the best, but when you consider that all the money from Quincys will go into building an animal hospital (which will also cater for people without insurances) and that no one person benefits from the proceeds, it worth having a look at least at the product and the website. More information about me and the hospital can be found at www.quincysdogs.com.

Okay,… as you are still reading this and haven’t yet visited the website, you may be wondering what makes this harness more special to any other harness for mobility.

That’s really simple… To explain that I need to explain first about you, as the human. You have three body part, the arms legs and shoulders. Your weakest body part is your arms.

Just about all dog mobility harnesses tend to work with you supporting your dog by way of handles. This means your arms tire very quickly and then it becomes a struggle walking your dog on a daily basis.

With the Quincys mobility harness, you as the walker wear a harness which is firmly placed over your shoulders and across your chest. The dog wears their harness. You simply click the adjustable lead onto your harness and attach it to the dogs harness making sure that the lead is taut and that you are only partially taking the weight i.e 20 to 30%. As you are standing straight, you yourself wont end up getting a back bad!

The handles on the dogs harness are adjustable and are simply there to steady the dog and stops you from leading to the side thus avoiding injury to yourself.

You then walk your dog like normal – with a lead around the collar. Here, I found that purchasing a smaller lead allows you more control.

By taking this small amount of weight off the dogs back legs, allows your dog to walk further in a safe and controlled manner and starts rebuilding their muscles.

In fact the whole thing is pretty obvious if you take a step back and think about it.

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Quincys Dog Harness

Quincys Dog Harness