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that looks/sounds like a good one.....like that they have a basset model. We had to use a sling type one after surgery. I like the looks of this one better.

looks like your doggie is a real sweetie!
 

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No I have never seen it before but wanted to say welcome to the forum. Your girl looks very cute. It doesn't look like it would be very good for a female to go pee with but looks like it would help to get them up.

Maddies back legs go everywhere. I wouldn't say she has arthritis but am told by the vet it's a pinched nerve. She doesn't have much feeling in them but it doesn't seem to slow her down much. Does your girl have allot of trouble getting up on her own?
 

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Hi Herzo, thank you for the welcome. Sally does struggle getting up on her own, especially on hard wood or snow/ice outside. The more active she is, the less the arthritis acts up (similar to people). This would be quite helpful for her outside, especially this time of year. I think I'll call the company and see if they would be willing to take it back if it does work. It's worth a shot!
 

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My dog basset shepherd just had disc surgery in the middle lower back.he can’t move his back legs yet He is 60 pounds and not easy to carry outside Any recommendations for a back harness I adore bassets. My dog is so much basset Thank you.
 

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Hi there, I have a senior girl, 10 y/o, who has developed arthritis in her back legs. I have tested a few harnesses on her but had no luck so far (didn't fit right). I may order the one below. Does anyone have suggestions for a rear harness that supports while walking?

Rear Support Harness for Dog - Walkabout - X-Small

Thanks in advance for your help :)
We have used towels and then came upon using boys't-shirts. Neck hole for peeing, sleeves for the legs, soft and stretchy. These things are great for all kinds of basset ailments--yeasty armpits, itchy areas. Really! Boys' white usually size 8-10 for our 60lb girl. Try it.
 

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Thank you

For mobility issues K9 carts they carry everything from butt leashes, to wheels and even things you would not have thought of.
My Gatsby (not a bassett he was cocker spaniel) had Degenerative spine disorder, surgery at 6 yrs.. we started with a butt leash then wheels. He sadly passed away at age 17.5 . Google handicap dogs to get your answers. Someone I am sure has had issues with a basset.
 

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Hi there, I have a senior girl, 10 y/o, who has developed arthritis in her back legs. I have tested a few harnesses on her but had no luck so far (didn't fit right). I may order the one below. Does anyone have suggestions for a rear harness that supports while walking?

Rear Support Harness for Dog - Walkabout - X-Small

Thanks in advance for your help :)
I second the towel, especially when they need to go out NOW and putting the harness on takes time.
 

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Our 15 yo male basset has had progressively weaker hind legs and since yesterday has been unable to stand or get up off the floor. He's dragging his hind legs behind him. Difficult to watch and to help him. I today ordered a rear support wheelchair from K9carts.com, and from Amazon a rear sling to help until the wheelchair arrives. Anyone have experience with this over the long term and how to adjust? Thanks in advance.
 

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For mobility issues K9 carts they carry everything from butt leashes, to wheels and even things you would not have thought of.
My Gatsby (not a bassett he was cocker spaniel) had Degenerative spine disorder, surgery at 6 yrs.. we started with a butt leash then wheels. He sadly passed away at age 17.5 . Google handicap dogs to get your answers. Someone I am sure has had issues with a basset.
Jandrews - did you use a rear wheelchair for Gatsby for years? How did you and Gatsby adjust your lifestyles to that? Everytime he needed to go out you put the wheels on him? Sounds like he had a good long life.
 

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Our 15 yo male basset has had progressively weaker hind legs and since yesterday has been unable to stand or get up off the floor. He's dragging his hind legs behind him. Difficult to watch and to help him. I today ordered a rear support wheelchair from K9carts.com, and from Amazon a rear sling to help until the wheelchair arrives. Anyone have experience with this over the long term and how to adjust? Thanks in advance.


We have never actual used one for much more than a year as we have been able to get the up and walking by then. using the wheelchair , swim therapy, walking with rear end support. If i though it was going to be longer than that for recovery or recovery was not possible I would look in to the Wheelchairs that allow the dog to sit and/or lie down while still in them
 
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