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Monday, November 15, 2010

Therapy Jacket

Years ago when my first PWD, Bentley was about six years old, he developed a pinched nerve in his back. At first it just slowed him down a bit, but as he aged, it caused him more problems. The muscles in his back legs began to atrophy and then arthritis set in and the poor boy had trouble getting up and down. He also needed help on stairs. He never complained and I adored him  and tried everything I could to help him. In his final years I would roll a towel lengthwise and put it under his hips to give him some support.

This would have been a very helpful item giving me more control and giving Bentley more security.

With the active pack I have now, we often have a muscle pull or a sore leg from some excessive racing around together. Morgan has arthritis an her back legs and sometimes feels stiff and sore.

Last week I ordered this item. I used to ice Bentley's legs and hips every night and I could tell it felt good. He lay very still and got a dreamy look on his face. This therapy jacket has hot and cold packs and the little leg strips are fastened on with velcro. I think the next time anyone has a sore leg, this should provide some real relief.

I found the therapy jacket at In The Company Of Dogs.


  1. That looks like a handy item to keep around the house. Thanks for telling us about it.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. I have a similar "lift strap" left over from Mugsy's final days. He never liked it; as you probably recall, he was happy and active, dragging himself along.

    I did look at the same therapy pack, but knock on wood, these two gals have yet to need such...

  3. Both sound like great products!


  4. Thanks for the recommendation. With Shiva so active in dog sports, there will probably come a time where we will need something like this. It's good to be prepared.

  5. That's a great idea!
    P.S. I'm having a giveaway on my blog
    I hope you enter!

  6. Oh, that looks so good. I'm going to ask my canine physiotherapist if it's available in Australia.

  7. Sue, thanks for the info. Your post on the therapy jacket came just at the right time for Penny and me.

    Thanks also for the info about the plant. Now I can look it up in my plant book. I love mine.

  8. Thanks for the info. They sound like great products.
    Ernie,Sasha, Chica's Mom


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