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"Got the leash today - it is exactly what we've been looking for! Our german shepherd is recovering from back surgery to repair a ruptured disk, and is just now starting to put weight on his hind legs and walk with some support from us. The walkabout harness I purchased though it did the job was an absolute ordeal to get him in an out of (he's 115 lbs of semi-paralyzed dog at the moment) and it kind of hindered his ability to walk naturally. This harness is breeze to put on, and because there's not a lot of material wrapped around his body he can walk more naturally. I noticed this difference the first time I used it with Boomer -- it was the longest walk we were able to take since the surgery. Thanks!"
Toni M. -- Pitman, NJ
"I can't tell you what a difference the leash makes. I was finally able to get Cody in and out of the house by myself... without him urinating on me or himself. You guys have a really excellent product. My vet is using a canvas wood carrier that's been modified a bit. It isn't nearly as effective as the leash. Have you marketed this at trade shows? There is such a great demand out there and I'm surprised at how many people are unaware the leash exists. Anyway, thanks for all of your help. Cody is going for acupuncture tomorrow for his ruptured disc. He has regained feeling in his legs, but just can't support himself. We're hoping for the best. You guys are lifesavers."
Mary Zane Addy and Laura Clark -- Hampstead, MD
"From the minute I received my leash, my 12 year old Wheaton Terrier Max, has been running. My dog has Degenerative Mylopathy. His back legs have slowly become paralyzed. I am 5'1", my dog weighs 47lbs, and I could not get him around. I tried every product on the market, I spent triple the money on products. My male dog hated All of them, and urinated on them each time. This leash has saved my arms and back and given Max, a "New leash on Life!" He is only limited by how fast I can go! It gives him freedom to be a dog! I am not constantly, washing the leash and he gets in and out of it in seconds. I truly, do not know what I would do , without it. I am so thankful I found this leash, and I am always reccommending it, to people who see us walking. All my vets have been amazed by this leash. I cannot say enough about it. Thank you!"
Hope Morris -- Marina Del Rey, CA
"Thank you for contacting me. I used the leash because my lab had degenerative disc disease in her lower back. Unfortunately, it got worse and she had to be put to sleep in March. Your product definitely gave us several months that we would not have had otherwise. Thank you very much. A member of the bouvier list I belong to mentioned your product. I saved his reference because of the age of our Bouvier (13+) and can now use it. I did review other similar products but was attracted to "BottomsUpLeash" because: 1) it seats underneath the pelvis and not around the chest or waist and our dog (as I presume most other elderly dogs) needs hindquarter support, not otal body support, 2) ease of on/off, and 3) the cost is quite reasonable especially considering that realistically, our dog is in the twilight of her life." Gail -- USA
Thank you for your selections and pricing is great!
But I suspect he might let us help him in another 6 months.
Although he takes pain medication and glucosamine he's stiff in the morning and after long periods of inactivity, but two times out of five he can get up without relying on the leash. Just starting to put it on gives him the 'boost' he needs to get up!
I think that Ollie is so suggestable that pain and fear have caused him to panic. Using the leash has caused an attitude adjustment!
Even when he does need the Bottoms Up and my help, once he is up and stabilized I just drop the lead and he walks out of the leash without any problem.
By the way, when I asked my vet about the Bottoms Up she showed me the one she bought. She has only had it a few weeks but likes it for post surgical use.
Thanks again for a really helpful product. Like I said, It's Magic!
FR, San Antonio Texas
I want to Thank you so much. I love my Nitro so much he is my "adopted son" I've had him since he was a 3 month (blk lab/shep/ border coll) pup. He's almost 16 yrs now and thanks to you and Bottom's Up Leash I can get him up and down the stairs longer. I kept praying for the lottery so I could buy a home for us so he wouldn't have to climb stairs, and I truly believe Nitro understands me and is waiting for that house. I felt that was my only option, and realistically that'll never happen but one can dream right? And when Nitro started getting worse and the arthritis was preventing him from getting up and down my stairs and watching him fall down a couple of stairs and even slip on the kitchen floor, and sometimes see him go to the bathroom on the floor, because he was afraid to go downstairs, to see him know he couldn't do what he used to and know how humiliated he must feel( I know it sounds nuts but I can see it in my boys eyes, I know what he's thinking and feeling) I was really getting myself sick, every time I took him outside I cried. He would bark to go out but he hesitated when he saw the stairs. Now he barks and he's very energetic (even just for a little while) he lets me put on the bottoms up leash and his lead leash and when I open the door he wants to run down right away. I am amazed. I have to try to keep up with him. You know what made me almost cry was the 2nd day that Nitro used the leash, he wanted to chase a squirrel? I told him you want to go get em? Let's go. And together we ran after a squirrel until (thank God) it ran up a tree. But to see Nitro's face light up and look with satisfaction that he scared a squirrel up a tree, it gave him his dignity back. I don't know what brought me to the computer or how I found your website, but I know it was nothing short of a miracle. I believe that your pal Watson is a little angel working miracles for people and dogs that have a very special bond. So again thank you!