Walkin’ Hip-EEZ with Bridge
$209.90 – $214.90
The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ® with Hip Bridge is a non-surgical solution to treat your pet’s hip subluxation. The Hip Bridge is designed to sit directly over the Femoral Head and attaches to the inside of the Hip-EEZ® panel. When the panel is secured, the bridge presses in and down on the hip joint to help keep the joint in place to help treat mild to moderate hip subluxations.
- Aide in conservative management of canine hip subluxations
- Enhance Pet’s Rehab Sessions: Wear during structured rehabilitative exercise
- Medical grade foam to provide cushion and compression on Femoral Head
- Walkin’ Hip-EEZ with Bridge includes: 1 Hip-EEZ System and 1 Hip Bridge Attachment
Designed in the USA by Renee Mills, VT, CCRP
US Patent No. 10881082
Issue Date: 01/05/2021
How to Choose the Right Size
To determine the best size Hip-EEZ® for your pet, please measure your dog in a natural standing position and measure from 1” above the right stifle (knee) to the middle of the back. If in-between sizes, please select the size based on your dog’s weight range.
Hip-EEZ® Measurement Guide:
Once you’ve measured, reference our chart below. Find the measurement and weight range that best matches your pet. If you’re in between sizes, it’s better to select the weight range closest to your pet. Remember, your pet’s measurement may not be an exact match to the chart.
|Hip-EEZ® Size||Leg Measurement||Weight||Bridge Size|
|Small||8″||15 – 24 lbs.||Small|
|Medium||11″||25 – 34 lbs.||Medium|
|Medium/Large||14″||35 – 49 lbs.||Medium|
|Large||17″||50 – 85 lbs.||Large/XLarge|
|XLarge||19″ or greater||80 lbs. or greater||Large/XLarge|
Barrel chested breeds, such as Boxer or Staffordshire Terrier may need to have a customized dog hip support harness to best accommodate their shape. Please contact us at 888-253-0777 if you need help to determine the right size.
Is This Right for Your Pet?
The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ® Helps Pets of All Ages:
The Hip-EEZ® helps young puppies in the earliest stages of hip dysplasia up through older dogs dealing with arthritis, hip pain, and inflammation. This dog hip support harness is designed to decrease hip pain and promote mobility while helping to keep your pet comfortable and active.
The Hip-EEZ® will not help pets that cannot stand on their own and cannot bear any weight on their hind legs. These dogs may need the additional support of a dog wheelchair. Please speak with your veterinarian to determine the best treatment plan for your pet.
What to Expect:
It’s important to remember the initial fitting of the Walkin’ Hip-EEZ will take some time. Some pets will take right away to this kind of dog hip support harness and others may take more time to adjust. A slow acclimation to wearing the Hip-EEZ is important. It may take some pets 2-4 weeks to completely be adjusted to walk and run when wearing the Hip-EEZ. That’s completely normal for a full hip mobility device. Wearing the hip brace will help relieve your pet’s hip pain right away, but it may take a few weeks wearing the Hip-EEZ before you see noticeable physical or gait changes. We recommend using positive reinforcement (including treats and praise) to encourage your dog to walk and move while wearing our dog hip support harness. It may take some pets 2-4 weeks to completely be adjusted to walk and run when wearing the Hip-EEZ®. That’s completely normal for a full hip mobility device. Wearing the hip brace will help relieve your pet’s hip pain right away, but it may take a few weeks wearing the Hip-EEZ® before you see noticeable physical or gait changes. We recommend using positive reinforcement (including treats and praise) to encourage your dog to walk and move while wearing our dog hip support harness.
For Best Results:
To promote healing and see visible changes in your dog’s movement, wearing the Hip-EEZ® is only one piece of your dog’s treatment plan. If your pet is suffering from any conditions affecting the hip joints which cause pain or change in mobility, working with your Veterinarian on a multi-step treatment plan will always have the best outcome. Your Veterinarian may recommend joint supplements, pain management plan, structured exercise or even seeing a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Using our dog hip support harness to promote continued comfortable mobility along with the items listed above will allow your pet the best outcome. Discuss what plan works best for your pet with your Veterinary Professional today.
- Make sure your Hip-EEZ® Full Support System is adjusted to best fit your pet.
- Gently undo touch fastener at top of leg panel on the side you’re planning on using the Hip Bridge. With the Velcro facing out, line up the Hip Bridge directly over the top of the bony part of the hip. When placed correctly the bony part (Femoral head) should be resting in the open space of bridge. Hold the bridge in place with one hand while reattaching the Hip-EEZ® leg panel. Remove hand and gently press on outer leg panel around bridge to make sure its securely in place.
- Now your Hip Bridge should be in place over the joint if you need to reposition the bridge, take your time and set it correctly. We recommend checking it often if pet is active or gets up after laying on that side. The goal is to allow your pet to move around with the bridge staying in place to offer support and compression.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Hip-EEZ® Bridge provides compression to the Femoral Head in those pets who suffer from mild to moderate Hip-Subluxations. By combining regular wear of the Hip Bridge with exercise, structured rehabilitation, and time the sub-luxating hip can heal
Learn More: Walkin’ Hip-EEZ® Helps Dog with Hip Subluxation
Your pet can wear the Hip Bridge while walking, running, sitting, and laying down. However, it is mainly designed to be used while your pet is participating in a Rehabilitation treatment plan and during walks. You should consult your veterinarian before use. Then remove for a couple of hours allowing the skin to breathe before replacing on pet.
Spot clean the Hip Bridge with a damp cloth or sponge as needed and lay flat to air dry. Machine washing is not recommended and may affect the stability of the product. To remove hair from foam and touch fastener, we recommend using a lint roller.
Yes, your pet can go potty with the Hip Bridge on. There should be no interference with urination and pooping.
The Hip-EEZ® Bridge is specially designed to aid in the conservative treatment of mild to moderate Hip Sub-Luxation. This product was designed specifically for those pets who may be suffering from multiple deficits and/or not good surgical candidates. The idea of the Hip-EEZ® Bridge is it compresses down and in on the Femoral head when placed correctly and the leg panel is secured tightly. This compression along with a specific Rehabilitation program ideally will allow muscle strengthening and recovery while keeping the hip from sub-luxating. This concept will take months of strengthening exercises while wearing the Hip-EEZ® Bridge. Of course, this will not work for all cases and in the situation of a full Hip Luxation. It’s not a replacement to surgery for those pets who would benefit from a surgical procedure. The Hip-EEZ® Bridge is a possible solution for those pets we see who surgery is not a viable option.
I’ve successfully used the Hip-EEZ® Bridge in a few cases and wanted to share a product I handmade the first go-round to help a patient named Nuka. I’m hoping to continue to collect data and feedback from other professionals. Working together as a Veterinary community to create, provide and improve products that aid in healing our patients. I can only hope these products are able to help your patients as well. Please reach out to us and share your thoughts and help us continue to collect more case studies on using the Hip-EEZ® Bridge with the Hip-EEZ® systems. We want your help in making sure our products meet the needs and approval of our fellow pet lovers.
– Renee Mills, CCRP, Inventor of the Hip-EEZ®, vertebraVe® and No-Knuckling Training Socks