Rear Support Harness for Dog - Walkabout - X-Small

Rear Support Harness for Dog - Walkabout - X-Small
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Price: $37.95
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Product ID : W-REARXS
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This rear support harness was designed especially for dogs that have problems supporting their own weight on their back legs.  This harness is an ideal solution for pets that have hip dysplasia, arthritis, spinal myelopathy, or any other condition that affects the strength and dexterity of their hind legs.  The harness is great for getting pets in and out of vehicles, up and down stairs, and even for taking your pet on casual walks.  When properly fitted, a male and female dog can urinate and deficate with the harness on.

The support harness is made of neoprene and is machine washable. The X-Small and Small sizes need only one handle for support while the larger sizes have two handles. This harness is very comfortable and can be left on the dog for extended periods of time.  When indoors just grab the handle when necessary to aid your pet to an upright position.

Rear Support Harness Fitting Instructions
Measurements A and B are the only measurements that are relevant.  Measurements C and D are for the Front Support Harness.

Dog Harness Sizing Chart

Back Leg
Front Leg
XSMALL 9"-15" 3"-6" 8"-15" 3"-4"
SMALL 10"-16" 3"-8" 9"-18" 3"-5"
MED 15"-21" 6"-12" 18"-25" 6"-8"
MED LG 20"-29" 11"-15" 24"-30" 8"-10"
LARGE 24"-31" 14"-17" 28"-33" 9"-12"
XLG 31"-35" 16"-19" 31"-38" 11"-14"

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Customer Reviews

Kathryn D
2012-05-22 00:00:00
"An outstanding device that really helps me get my very old Yellow Lab, in and out of the car. She doesn't care for it and I haven't needed it for walks yet, but it really helps with getting her into difficult places."
Dana D
2012-05-12 00:00:00
"This has made it so much easier for my 14 y/o Samoyed. His hind legs have become weak and it was a back breaker for me to help him up. The handles are perfect for me to walk him. I'm 5'7" and he is about 2 ft off the ground. For anyone taller than me they would have to lean/hunch over. It was easy to wash. It stays clean. My dog was between sizes so I ordered down and fits great and doesnt slide off like alot of reviews stated. I wish I would have ordered this a long time ago. It lets my dog take walks again. "
Gary S
2012-04-12 00:00:00
"This is a FANTASTIC product, and our dog loves it. Well, he does not hate it like his cart, but goes into his Walkabout Pants willingly! I highly recommend it.. "
Lew Ann W
2012-04-09 00:00:00
"Sadly, Hip Hop is no longer with us. We were able to use the harness just once, but it made it much easier for her to move and for us to assist her."
David R
2012-02-04 00:00:00
"We had also ordered too large for our Elder German Shep female but rec'd a replacement. Friendly personnel and efficient replacement service. Thanks
Kathleen V
2012-01-29 00:00:00
"I haven't used this on him because its hard to get it on and it doesn't seem to stay in one place (slips off the back). I can't really recommend it to anyone - sorry."
Patricia Uri
2012-01-23 00:00:00
"My dog was in horrible pain due to a legion on his spinal cord which was causing paralysis in his hind legs. The medication makes him urinate frequently and finding a product that enables him to move and spare my chronic back pain was exasperating. A towel? Lb. Dogg, my Beagle-Basset slid right out of it, and it was not long enough to alleviate my back pain. We tried sheets which were better for my back, but he ended up either peeing in it, or the towel/sheet would cause him to spray his front legs with urine, not to mention the time it took to maneuver something under him on short notice Everything we tried was either too small or too big.This product is designed very well, easy to put on and easy on my back. My main complaint is that the M/L was in his size range but it didn't fit, nor did the M. It was way to baggy in the hind quarters and would slide off when he was lying down. Being in Alaska the priority shipping is very expensive and I had to do that twice. I ended up altering the M so that Lb. Dogg and me could go outside (in subzero temps, no less) and attend our vet visits without either one of us getting hurt or getting urine everywhere. I am praying that the Small will fit as pictured on the website with the Basset Hound wearing one. And, as the others have stated, detachable and longer handles would help those of us who are tall or have 'low-riders" . No other product accommodates the male dogs need to urinate. If sizing was not such an issue, I'd give it 5 stars."
Beth M
2012-01-21 00:00:00
"Didn't work for our Golden, who has degenerative myelopathy. We measured it correctly to fit, but it slides off his rear as soon as he starts walking with it on. May be due to his advanced loss of muscle mass, and probably works for others."
Gary S
2011-12-16 00:00:00
"The rear Support harness is excellent. This is the 2nd one we have purchased. As for Senior Pet Products, Great products, Great prices, Excellent communication. On a scale of 1 to 5, I give them a 5+ !!"
Kristen P
2011-12-11 00:00:00
"The harness works really well. My dog has really bad arthritis in his back legs so no longer can get himself up. We leave the harness on during the day and take it off at night. At first he was walking weird but got use to it and thinks he has his legs back (when we are holding him up). He barks to let us know he wants to be moved or has to go to the back room and doesn't try to bite off the harness. Which he did when we purchased the boots for him when he could still walk.

He goes to the bathroom in it with nothing touching either end so there is no need to take it off and clean up.

My dog was at the upper end of the Medium measurements so I purchased the ML which ended up being to large. If you are at the same measurement situation, then go with the smaller size.

To return was really easy, down side was that I had to pay for return shipping but other wise easy process. They ended up sending me the wrong size so I just called and they shipped the correct one out immediately."
Felicia R
2011-12-05 00:00:00
"Slipped off of her to easily.

Kelley H
2011-11-24 00:00:00
"It has worked great for us. A little difficult to put on at first, but once we figured out which way was easiest for us it was easy. "
Sadie the beagle
2011-11-23 00:00:00
"My dog Sadie wrote the review below on 8/31/11, and I just had to add to it. We have been using it for almost 3 months now, and it is AMAZING. Sadie's back legs were paralyzed 90% of the time; she dragged around whenever she had to get around on her own. We tried steroids, which helped for the time she was on them, but she quickly degenerated again once we weaned her off. We also had her on Rimadyl to help with pain and mobility. We stopped that too (she wasn't really in pain). Since we've come off all the drugs, SHE IS WALKING AGAIN, almost all the time. She still gets tired after a bit and starts to drag again (so we still use the harness), but she doesn't need it 100% of the time. For short walks and around the house, she walks just fine. I have to attribute it to this wonderful, wonderful product. I think it took the stress off her legs and allowed whatever injury she had in her back or joints to heal well enough for her to walk. She was going downhill so fast, we were preparing ourselves for that day all pet owners dread, but now, she is looking pretty spry for an old broad! THANK YOU THANK YOU Senior Pet Products and the people behind the Walkabout Harness. You have given me more time with my beloved pet, and she is as happy and comfortable as she can be. If you are thinking that nothing will help your pet's lack of mobility, I can unequivocably recommend you give this product a try. You might just have a miracle like we have had at our house! "
Roberta A B
2011-10-17 00:00:00
"It has been a lifesaver! It provides for his hind legs which are permanently paralyzed and he now has a small bit of mobility back. "
Barbara Ann R
2011-10-17 00:00:00
"This is a wonderful product, Easy to use and well constructed, we will certainly check out SeniorPetProducts,com for other pet needs."
Sadie the beagle
2011-08-31 00:00:00
"My mommy just ordered this great harness for me and I took it on a test run today. It separates my legs better than the towel mommy and daddy were using, and Mommy says it's easier on her back too! My legs are separated and it helps me to really pump those little guys and walk better. (Before, I tended to get a little lazy and drag them sometimes, which is really frustrating when mom and dad need me to get in potty position.) I hope this harness helps my legs to get stronger! Dragging around all the time is a drag, ha! Tinkling and pooping were a breeze, and my harness didn't even get a little wet! Perfect fit! I've still got some life in me yet, and thank goodness for Senior Pet Products making my golden years more comfortable. . .and more comfortable for the 'rents!"
Tracy A
2011-08-26 00:00:00
"The harness is comfortable for the dog and provides easy access to assist him up and down stairs. I would recommend this product to other owners of arthritic dogs."
2011-08-19 00:00:00
"My toy poodle has not walked in 3 weeks. She suddenly lost mobility in her hind legs. I have been using a towel, but my back is taking a toll. I cannot wait to get the harness for her. :-)"
2011-08-17 00:00:00
"Glad there's a place for older dogs who need specialty
Petra C
2011-07-17 00:00:00
"The harness really helps my 13 1/2 year old lab to get in the car and also on our evening walks. I would recommend this item for any dog, who has hip problems."
Pamela P
2011-07-11 00:00:00
The product works well!"
Erin W.
2011-06-17 00:00:00
"Excellent product. My dog adapted immediately and there was no adjustment period. I ordered a second one as back up for washing purposes. Next time try making detachable straps."
Michelle A
2011-05-26 00:00:00
"Sadly I had to return the harness because my dog passed away before she had a chance to use it. The company kindly accepted the return of the product. I wish I had come across the harness earlier in Brigitta's illness."
Nancy J
2011-05-18 00:00:00
"I own a Yellow Lab who has hip dysplasia and also three spinal hernias. He needs help walking because his hip won't hold him up on a long walk. This harness has been a life saver! He wears a size Large which I thought would be a bit smaller but still fits. He is able to urinate and defecate with no problem at all. I love this product and my dog loves it too! Also SeniorPetProducts has an impeccable service and the shipping was very fast! Highly recommended!"
Erin W.
2011-05-15 00:00:00
"Dog Diagnosed with Spondylosis, severe hip dysplasia, partial paralysis. I was scared to try this product at first, thinking that it would hurt my dog, but it was the best thing I ever did. I love this product. It is just what he needed. He went from barely handling a 1/8 block walk and losing partial control of his rear legs, to 3 block walks with some energy to do more. I wish I would have discovered this product sooner because things were looking down. He is more confident and likes to go on walks again like he used to as a younger dog. It takes a few walks to develop the rhythm and weight control, but your dog will help you with that. Similar products made by other companies are not as supportive as I have personally discovered. I am ordering a second one as a back-up. The only things I would change are: longer/higher extensions for the handler so that the handler does not have to bend down to guide, and detachable straps from the base so that dog can wear between walks since as an older dog his bladder is weaker and it takes some time to apply the base unit. Thanks again for this product!"
2011-02-28 00:00:00
"Our 70-pound senior has lost strength in his hind legs and can not get up on his own. This harness has been a lifesaver for us. The large size fits his legs perfectly. It is a little loose on his back, but still manageable. We wish the handles were adjustable. Overall a great product, we will recommend to others.
Mary F
2011-02-05 00:00:00
"Well unfortunately this product does not help my Golden Retriever. He suffers from bad hips and rear knees and also has cancer. It is too difficult for him to maneuver in, he does better on his own for now. I wish there was something to help him but nothing I have tried to date is a winner. For now I seem to be his best guide and support. I know I have the right size for him but the fit is not good on such a big boy. Sorry I wish I had better feed back."
Charles X
2011-01-22 00:00:00
"easy fit. a bit awkward when trying to walk the dog, i was too far behind."
Mary Ann C
2010-11-28 00:00:00
2010-11-15 00:00:00
"maybe our Lab is the exception, but i measured and ordered according to the chart and it works really well. secure fit, well made product. i couldn\'t be happier with the rear harness.

Paul G
2010-09-16 00:00:00
"This is a must have for a heavy dog. I believe they run a little on the large size, so measure carefully. And if it is close get the smaller size."
Erica W
2010-07-20 00:00:00
"My 13 year old newfie hated it. He refused to walk or sit up with it on. It was not very easy to manage. Looks simple but actually getting him to stand as I put his legs thru the leg openings was impossible after the first time he had it on. Definitely did not work as pictured nor as I hoped!"
Krystyne G.
2010-05-07 00:00:00
"Excellent product. My 13 yr old dalmatian has very little use of his back legs anymore and we were having trouble getting him to get around and outside to use the bathroom. The harness is easy to put on and use. The only problem I found with it is that it stretches out after use. It still does the job appropriately though, so we have not had to get a new one. "
Krystyne G.
2010-05-07 00:00:00
"Excellent product. I had to purchase the harness for my 13 year old dalmatian who has very little use of his back legs now. It's easy to put on use. The only problem I've found with it is that it stretches after use. However it still works fine so I have not had to buy a new one. Definitely recommended."
Arlene T
2009-09-13 00:00:00
"This probably works great for a small dog but quite honestly it didn't work that well with my 52 lb dog. It had the tendency to slip and I felt like it was hurting her. However we now use it like using a towel. Before we received this we tried towels and even clothing to lift the rear which left us exasperated. But sliding this under her and using the straps to lift have made it so much easier. With that in mind I would not discourage anyone from buying this."