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Walkin' Hip-EEZ Support System
Walkin'® Hip-EEZ: A hip support system designed for dogs with hip dysplasia and other conditions effecting the hip joint.

Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Support System

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The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Hip Support System for Pets

 

The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ is a mobility aide designed to provide support to the hip joint of pets.  Veterinary inspired, the Hip-EEZ support system benefits many hip conditions by combining the use of compression and support to the hip joint. Walkin’ Hip-EEZ is the only hip support system that can accommodate rear leg amputees.The Hip-EEZ system works by providing a feeling of lift to the leg by applying leg panels above the knee and securing overtop of the pelvis. This provides comfort to a pet while walking, running and moving. Compression and lift are the key to making the Hip-EEZ a premier product for ambulatory pets suffering from hip pain.

Ideal for pets suffering from the following conditions: Hip Dysplasia, Arthritis, Conformational deformities, Trauma, Post-Surgical procedures

  • Walkin’ Hip-EEZ connects to a standard chest harness to keep the system up in place.
  • Reflective striping lines the leg panels and chest harness for improved visibility
  • Interchangeable attachments for multiple functions & conditions sold separately
  • Hip brace is made of soft, comfortable neoprene
  • Touch-fastener closures allowing for conformed, snug fit
  • Designed in the USA by Renee Mills, VT, CCRP (patent pending).
  • Amputee Only – features comfy pocket that fits most amputated legs
  • Amputee Only – Sherpa lined top of pouch to avoid irritation
  • Amputee Only – Elastic at amputee panels allows for secure fit
  • Amputee Only – Touch fastener strap keeps Amputee panel secure

It’s important to remember the initial fitting of the Walkin’ Hip-EEZ will take some time. Some pets will take right away to the mobility aide and others may take more time. A slow acclamation 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.

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-modal treatment plan approach 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 the Walkin’ Hip-EEZ 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.

Sizing

The Hip-EEZ hip brace is available in four sizes, from Small to XLarge with a matching size adjustable chest harness. Please reference our sizing guide below to select the best size for your pet. If you’re having trouble deciding on a size please contact one of our customer service reps for assistance at 1-888-253-0777.

Measure from 1″ above the right stifle (knee) to the middle of top of back. It’s best to have your pet in a normal standing position and use a soft measurement tape.

Walkin' Hip-EEZ Support System

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.

Full Support System Measurement Guide:

Size Right Leg
Measurement
Weight
Small 8″ 15 – 25 lbs.
Medium 11″ 25 – 50 lbs.
Large 16″ 50 – 85 lbs.
X-Large 19″ or greater 80 lbs. or greater

Amputee System Measurement Guide:

Size Right Leg
Measurement
Left Leg
Measurement
Weight
Small 8″ 6″ 15 – 25lbs.
Medium 11″ 9″ 25 – 50 lbs
Large 16″ 16″ 50 – 80 lbs
X-Large 19″ or greater 18″ or greater 80lbs. or greater

Be sure to use the LEFT or RIGHT leg measurement chart based on the remaining leg you measured. When measuring stand behind your dog looking towards head to determine right & left.

The chart references the length of leg panels on the Hip-EEZ system.

Amputee

Walkin' Hip-EEZ Amputee System Maizy

The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Amputee System is the FIRST hip support device designed to provide support to the remaining hind leg of an amputee pet. By offering support and compression to the hip while comfortably accommodating most amputee legs. It’s important to provide additional support to the remaining leg. This will help prevent further injury or joint disease due to increased weight bearing and stress. We’re here to finally offer hip support to Tripod pups!

The Hip-EEZ Amputee system consists of two neoprene leg panels which Velcro together to get a conformed snug fit. One leg panel will be full length and one will be amputee panel. The leg panels then attach to a standard chest harness to keep the system up in place on the top of pelvis. Reflective striping lines the leg panels and chest harness for better visibility during night use.

  • Amputee panel features comfy pocket that fits most amputated legs
  • Sherpa lined top of pouch to avoid irritation
  • Elastic at amputee panels allows for secure fit
  • Touch fastener strap keeps Amputee panel secure

Attachments

The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Support System is a multi-module support device that has separate attachments which may be added to the Full or Amputee Support system to accommodate a range of deficits and injuries affecting the hip joint.

Walkin' Hip-EEZ Donut Attachment

Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Donut

For treatment and/or prevention of pressure sores. Place directly over the hip joint to alleviate pressure and weight from being distributed directly onto the joint and surrounding areas when a pet is laying down.

Walkin' Hip-EEZ Bridge Attachment

Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Bridge

Specifically designed as an AIDE in the treatment of mild to moderate Hip Sub-Luxation injuries. Conforms directly over the hip joint, pushing inward on the joint when Hip-EEZ is secure to keep joint in place when a pet is standing or moving.

Walkin' Hip-EEZ Cross Assist Attachment

Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Cross-Assist

Attachment to keep pet’s from crossing their hind legs as they recover and learn how to walk correctly again. Pet’s suffering from hind end leg weakness, Neurological diseases, Strokes, Spinal compression and post-surgical procedures may be affected by end hind leg crossing. The Cross-Assist prevents the pet from crossing its hind legs by keeping the hind legs apart.

Instructions

Placing Walkin’ Hip-EEZ on for the first-time

 
  1. Fit your pet with the chest harness. Adjust accordingly making sure the D-ring is on top of the back.
  2. Take the right leg panel, lightly attach the touch fastener strap to chest piece D-ring
  3. Leaving the right panel to rest on top of your pet’s lower back, move to place the left leg panel on your pet in the same manner.
  4. Once both leg panels are in position, you’re ready to tighten. The left leg panel will attach onto the right panel. Using one hand, pull right panel taught and lay flat over top of pelvis. Then pull left panel taught and attach to right panel. Once leg panels are secure, retighten strap attaching to chest harness. Now you’re ready to go!

Removing the Hip-EEZ from your pet
To remove the Hip-EEZ, simply undo touch fastener straps on each side of Hip-EEZ leg panels. Then undo touch fastener strap to chest harness and the Hip-EEZ will lift right off.

Putting Hip-EEZ on your pet after first-time use and fitting

Once you’ve fitted the Hip-EEZ, all you have to do when you put it on again is secure leg panel straps on each side and attach to chest harness.

Amputee Instructions

  1. Fit your pet with the chest harness. Adjust accordingly making sure the D-ring is on top of the back.
  2. If RIGHT is the amputee panel, place stump in pocket first and then attach touch fastener strap to chest piece D-ring. Then take the individual strap with padding and place the middle of strap with pad around the inside of the leg portion left. Then pull strep taught and attach ends to outside of leg panel in upwards V shape to secure. If RIGHT is a full leg panel, take the two touch fastener straps on bottom of right leg panel. Position panel 1″ above the knee to allow full joint movement. You’re going to crisscross them around the inside of the thigh and then attach to outside portion of leg panel. Place strap with padding closest to skin.
  3. Leaving the right panel to rest on top of your pet’s lower back, move to place the left leg panel on your pet in the same manner. If LEFT is the amputee panel, place stump in pocket first. Then take the individual strap with padding and place the middle of strap with pad around inside of leg portion left. Then pull strap taught and attach ends to outside of leg in an upward V shape to secure.
  4. Once both leg panels are in position, you’re ready to tighten. The left leg panel will attach onto the right panel. Using one hand, pull right panel taught and lay flat over top of pelvis. Then pull left panel taught and attach to right panel. Once leg panels are secure, retighten strap attaching to chest harness. Now you’re ready to go!

It’s important to remember the initial fitting of the Walkin’ Hip-EEZ will take some time. Some pets will take right away to the mobility aide and others may take more time. A slow acclamation 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.

Trouble Shooting Hip-EEZ Fitting

Pet Not Walking with Hip-EEZ on:

If your pup is hesitant to walk once the Hip-EEZ is on, try making a couple adjustments. Check the strap connecting to chest harness isn’t too tight. By loosening this strap, it may make it more comfortable for your pet while still keeping the panels up.

Remember it will take some time for your pet to get used to the Hip-EEZ. Use treats and positive reinforcement to encourage them.

Gap on Top of Pelvis when secure leg panels:

Not every pet’s body type will fit perfectly with the leg panels. Try and secure the Velcro panels over top the pelvis tautly. If there is gapping, you can try refastening the panels. The design allows for the panels to Velcro easily together in different positions. A small gap will still allow the product to offer support. Ideally you secure it as tightly as possible that seems comfortable for your pet.

Photos

Hip-EEZ pet photos, sent in by happy customers!

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Professional Use

The Hip-EEZ Full Support system is specially designed based on inspiration from Canine Rehabilitation cases that needed something more. Hip Dysplasia is the “mother of all orthopedic diseases”. Joint and pain management play a very large role in the needs of these pets. I designed this product to provide more support and compression to the hip joint while allowing movement.

As with any new product, continuing to collect data and feedback from professionals is key. Working together as a Veterinary community to create, provide and improve products which aide 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 the Hip-EEZ. 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

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FAQ

How does it work?
The Hip-EEZ uses supportive neoprene panels to provide support and compression around the hip region.

How long can my pet wear it?
Your pet can wear the Hip-EEZ while walking, running, sitting and laying down. Hours of wear at a time are alright. We do recommend you remove it before bed and do not leave your pet unattended with the Hip-EEZ on.

How do I care for it?
Hand wash Hip-EEZ with clean cloth or sponge. Lay flat to let air dry. Machine washing not recommended and may affect the stability of product. To remove hair from side panels and touch fasteners, we recommend using a lint roller.

Can I still use my leash on the D-Ring while using?
Yes you may still hook a leash to the D-Ring while the Hip-EEZ is attached. However, we recommending attaching to another spot during long walks.

Can my pet go to the bathroom with the Hip-EEZ on?
Yes your pet can go potty with the Hip-EEZ on. There should be no interference with getting business done.

What do I do if my pet refuses to walk while wearing the Hip-EEZ?
If your pup is hesitant to walk once the Hip-EEZ is on, try making a couple adjustments. Check the strap connecting to chest harness isn’t too tight. By loosening this strap, it may make it more comfortable for your pet while still keeping the panels up.

Remember it will take some time for your pet to get used to the Hip-EEZ. Use treats and positive reinforcement to encourage them. Not sure if the fit is correct? Our Customer Service team is ready to help. For fitting advice, please send photos or videos to us via text or email.

How quickly can I expect to see results?
Some pets may see immediate improvements while wearing their Hip-EEZ mobility aide and others may take more time. Please expect that it may take 2-4 weeks for your pet to completely be adjusted to walk and run when wearing the Hip-EEZ. A slow acclamation to wearing the Hip-EEZ is important and is completely normal for a full hip mobility device.

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-module treatment plan approach 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 the Walkin’ Hip-EEZ 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.

Will the Hip-EEZ help me dog if he’s unable to walk?
In order for the Hip-EEZ to benefit your pet, your pet must be ambulatory and able to walk. The only exception is when you are using the Hip-EEZ with the Hip Donut Attachment, which is designed to help down dogs with decubitus ulcer treatment and prevention. If your pet is completely down and needs support to walk, we recommend the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair.

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