Help 'Em Up Harness
The Help ‘Em Up Harness with 'Hip Lift' is a unique full-body lifting device that assists owners with aging dogs remain active when arthritis, hip dysplasia, muscle loss, or surgical repair impairs a pet’s mobility and physical strength for every day functions – from getting up off the floor, up and down the stairs, or in and out of cars.
Veterinarians, neurologists and nurses use the harness for dogs rehabilitating after surgery or recovering from injuries. By placing a handle over the hips, and the shoulders, the Help ‘Em Up safely lifts from underneath the torso allowing you to help your dog get up, along with overcoming the daily obstacles of aging and getting around.
It will also help you lift without stress by using the handles on the harness, as the Help ‘Em Up is designed to distribute weight over the large surfaces of the chest and hind quarters. Veterinarians, surgeons, nurses and rehab therapists find this product as a useful aid to help their patients be lifted more comfortably post-surgery and to help them rehabilitate more easily.
Select your dog harness size based on your dog’s weight first, then take measurements for accuracy. If your dog’s weight is on the cusp of harness sizes, we recommend sizing down.
X-Small: Weight Capacity - 3 to 9 kgs
MeasurementsNeck: 20-58cm | 8-23″
Chest: 25-69cm |10-27″
Waist: 25 - 56cm | 10-22″
Small: Weight Capacity - 5 to 15 kgs
MeasurementsNeck: 25-66cm | 10-26″
Chest: 25-96cm | 10-38″
Waist: 35-76cm | 14-30″
Breed Types Dachshunds, Shih Tzus, Terriers, Toy Poodles and smaller, short breed types.
Unlike larger sized harnesses, the Small Harness has two connector straps along each side of the back to accommodate the area from spinal cord issues that can be prevalent in small dogs. Most straps on the harness are made of Velcro for easy adjusting with this size.
Medium: Weight Capacity - 15 to 30 kgs
MeasurementsNeck: 30-81cm | 12-32″
Chest: 40-111cm | 16-44″
Waist: 50-110cm | 20-43″
Breed Types - Small versions of larger breeds such as border collies, retrievers, boxers, pointers. Bassets and larger corgis.
Large: Weight Capacity - 30 to 50 kgs
MeasurementsNeck: 40-91cm | 16-36″
Chest: 50-162cm | 20-64″
Waist: 55-120cm | 22-47″
Breed Types - Lab and Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Rottweilers.
X-Large: Weight Capacity - 50 to 85 kgs
MeasurementsNeck: 45-96cm | 18-38″
Chest: 76-175cm | 30-69″
Waist: 66-142cm | 26-56″
Breed Types - Mastiffs, St. Bernards, Great Danes, Bernese Mountain Dogs. Larger rear handle on the Hip Lift provides comfort and support when lifting very large dogs.
Choosing The Correct Hip Lift
The Conventional Hip Lift
This is the best fit for all females and most males. Male dogs whose penis is further forward than their hind legs should be comfortable with the conventional hip lift. Males whose penis is farther back - between the hind legs - may be more comfortable with the U-band harness.