The GingerLead is recommended by veterinarians, veterinary orthopaedic surgeons and veterinary rehabilitation therapists as a post-operative or post-injury recovery sling, to help rehabilitate pets after surgically repaired hips or stifles (knees) or during rehabilitation from injury to back or legs. It also helps to provide rear support and stability for elderly dogs with weak hind legs.
The GingerLead dog sling has a soft inner lining, where it comes into contact with your dog’s skin or fur, and a durable exterior. It is easily used by passing the support sling under the belly and bringing the straps, which extend from each end of the support sling, together with the attached padded handle.
For additional control, a leash extends from the handle and connects to your dog’s collar or chest harness with a snap hook, just like any other leash. The straps that extend from the support sling and the leash are adjustable. The leash is also detachable.
Pass the sling under your pet’s belly holding the straps on each side of your dog. The handle should always be on the left side of your pet.
Hold the handle with attached leash on top. The corduroy lining in the handle should be facing down. Align the free strap on the right side of your dog under the handle.
Wrap the handle under and around the free strap and close the ends of the handle together so that the free strap is inside the handle and the leash is on top.
Attach the snap hook from the leash to your dog's collar or a standard chest harness. Now you're ready to go!
Pad Width to base of rib cage
Length includes support pad, straps, handle AND space between your hand and your dog’s back
|Mini (unisex)||1.5 inches||28-69 inches|
|Small Male (unisex)||3.5 inches||37-60 inches|
|Small Female||4 inches||37-60 inches|
|Medium / Large Unisex||5.5 inches||38-60 inches|
|Large Female||7.5 inches||38-60 inches|
|Tall Male||5 inches||26-37 inches|
|Tall Female||7.5 inches||26-37 inches|
NOTE: the Medium/Large size fits most medium male and female dogs plus large male dogs
Some dogs take right to the GingerLead, and some require practice. A dog may initially appear confused, and even resist walking. So let's try to make it easy for them.
Note: These are just suggestions. Any instructions from your veterinarian for your dog's specific condition should always take precedence.
NEVER lift a dog entirely off the ground when the leash of the GingerLead is attached to a dog's collar.