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More common with larger dogs, you may notice your older dogs having trouble climbing stairs, getting into the car, or simply walking. If you can tell your dog is dragging their back toes or toenails, it never hurts to get a hip helper harness.
I like this particular harness because it really lifts their hips, not their waist. And you have a second harness for added support that lifts at the shoulders. I don’t think the harnesses that go around the waist are very good support, nor does properly lift the dog.
Don’t wait til your dog shows signs of pain or starts limping. Get a hip harness at the first sign of concern. And please treat the symptom from the inside as well! Joint support supplements as well as proper prescription pain medication should be used in conjunction with a harness. And after exercise or if you see any signs of discomfort after activity, applying heat using a heat pad is a really good idea. Your dog will thank you!