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#162291 - 06/18/11 01:45 AM Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: shepnterrier]
MaxaLisa Offline

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How to make duct tape booties:
http://www.wonderpuppy.net/booties.htm
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#192169 - 11/06/11 12:32 PM Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: MaxaLisa]
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#192308 - 11/07/11 10:28 AM Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: shepnterrier]
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No harnesses, but booties for Canadians - I had a pair for Sandi, they were great.
http://www.muttluks.com/product_home.php?cat=3
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#192345 - 11/07/11 02:25 PM Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: ozzyandsandi]
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I will second Patti's booties. I used them for Dakota who had DM. Of course, I only used them on his back paws. I "reinforced" the tops with Duct tape so as the tape wore, I'd pull it off and replace it with more tape. I only used them we I would take him outside. They really seemed to help him and definitely saved the tops of his rear paws.
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#225826 - 04/18/12 08:56 AM Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: MaxaLisa]
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If your dog has pressure sores, decubital ulcer, hygroma etc on the elbows:

http://www.dogleggs.com/files/Adjustable.cfm
http://www.dogleggs.com/products/
http://www.dogleggs.com/

The dogleggs stay on because they bridge the withers, similar to a backpack.

When Feli in her last year developed a pressure sore on one elbow from favoring one side, this was the solution. Worked beautifully, and the pressure sore quickly healed.

The best thing of course to try to prevent the sores. It may not always be possible, or one gets a senior who already has elbow sores. Many dog beds do not cushion adequately at points of high pressure such as elbows. I now try the beds myself by pressuring down the tip of my hand and my elbow. And to frequently apply a nourishing ointment with Vit. E on elbow callus. I applied it before e went for a walk so it would stay on for a while without her licking it off. Feli came to me with severe callus from lying on concrete, and they healed quickly.

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#225841 - 04/18/12 09:24 AM Re: Harnesses and Boots [Re: shepnterrier]
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Thank you for posting this Sarah, if my (Vals) invention for Coopies elbows doesn't quite work this will be my next step.
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