Dog Hip Support Harness
The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ® Hip Support System for Pets
The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ® The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ hip support system combines compression and a feeling of lift to support a pet’s hip joint. Designed for pets of all sizes and ages, this unique dog hip support harness alleviates hip pain and keeps pets active. The Hip-EEZ® provides comfort to a pet while walking, running, and moving. Compression and lift are key to making the Hip-EEZ® a premier product for ambulatory pets suffering from hip pain and provide the hip comfort and support your dog needs.
Our dog hip support harness is ideal for pets suffering from the following conditions: Mild to Moderate Hip Dysplasia, Arthritis, Conformational deformities, trauma, and post-surgical recovery.
- Keep Pets Mobile and Comfortable
- Secure Fit: Comfortable neoprene panels wrap securely around dog’s leg, comes standard with chest harness to help keep brace in place as pet moves.
- Relieve Dog Hip Pain: Combines compression and lift to support the hip joint.
- Customize Your Pet’s Treatment Plan with Optional Attachments
Designed in the USA by Renee Mills, VT, CCRP (patent pending)
Customize Hip Care
Customize your dog’s Hip-EEZ® to fit their treatment plan with these optional attachments:
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.
|Size||Right Leg Measurement||Weight|
|Small||8″||15 – 24 lbs.|
|Medium||11″||25 – 49 lbs.|
|Large||16″||50 – 79 lbs.|
|X-Large||19″ or greater||80 lbs. or greater|
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.
Placing Walkin’ Hip-EEZ® on for the first-time
- First, fit your pet with their chest harness and adjust for comfort. The harness D-ring should be on top of the back.
- Place the Hip-EEZ® across your dog’s back and loosely attach the Hip-EEZ® strap to the chest harness by running the nylon strap through the D-ring. This will keep the hip brace in place as you adjust it.
- Apply the right leg panel first, attach the leg straps around your dog’s thigh above the knee joint. Touch fastener straps wrap behind your dog’s leg and attach to the outside of the panel. When adjusted correctly elastic strap should point upwards V shape on the outside of the leg panel.
- Continue with the left leg panel, wrap around the leg with elastic straps attaching to the outside of the leg panel in an upwards V shape.
- Once both leg panels are in position, you’re ready to tighten as necessary If there is gapping or leg panel is sitting too far below the knee lightly detach right and left panels and tighten across the dog’s hind end as needed. If panel slides backwards off the dog, tighten the strap connecting the Hip-EEZ® to the chest harness. Now you’re ready to go!
Having Trouble Getting the Perfect Fit?
We want your dog to be comfortable and to get the perfect fit for their dog hip support harness. If you need a hand, we’re here to help; please contact our Customer Care team at 888-253-0777 and we will help answer any of your questions.
Frequently Asked Fitting Questions:
Pet Not Walking with Hip-EEZ® on:
If your pup is hesitant to walk once their dog hip support harness is on, try making a couple of 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 keeping the panels in place.
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 want to secure the brace as tightly as possible, in a way that is still comfortable for your pet.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Hip-EEZ® uses supportive neoprene panels to provide support and compression around the hip region.
Learn More: Hip Braces for Dogs
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.
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.
Yes you may still hook a leash to the D-Ring while the Hip-EEZ® is attached. However, we recommend attaching to another spot during long walks.
Yes, your pet can go potty with the Hip-EEZ® on. There should be no interference with getting business done.
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.
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.
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 requires additional support to walk, we recommend the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair.
If your pet falls between two sizes, we recommend selecting the correct size based on your dog’s weight. Need help? Call us at 888-253-0777, our Customer Care team is happy to help your dog get the perfect size Hip-EEZ®.
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
Hip-EEZ® Pet Photos, Sent in by Happy Customers!
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