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Sunday, May 15, 2011

With video: Assisting dogs that have a balance disorder

This week I've been caring for a dear client, a 15 year old large-breed Lab mix who has been experiencing the effects of an idiopathic balance disorder. The lack of coordination, balance and her frustration were obvious.

I saw the need right away to find a way to assist her physically, to help my back and peace of mind - and her dignity.

I decided to pull out the Easy Walker harness out of my day bag, and it worked great.

She improved throughout the week, thankfully but I think that having the harness helped her through the difficult periods.

Check out the video for more:




Lorrie Shaw is a professional dog walker, owner of Professional Pet Sitting and lead pets blogger for AnnArbor.com. Contact her via email or give her a buzz: 734-904-7279.