The Small Male GingerLead is designed for smaller dogs (male or female) typically under 45 lbs.
o Rehabilitate your dog's surgically repaired hips or knees o Provide rear support & stability for dogs with weak hind legs o Physical therapy to rehab various back, hip or knee injuries o Used by veterinarians throughout the United States and Canada
o TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) o TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) o Tightrope o Traditional CCL (Cranial Cruciate Ligament) o Patellar Luxation o TPO (Triple Pelvic Osteotomy) o Total Hip Replacement o FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy)
o Degenerative Myelopathy / CDRM o Hip Dysplasia o Knee / CCL Injuries o Arthritis in knees, hips or back o Stroke Recovery o Back or Spinal Injuries o Canine Cushing's Disease o Fibrocartilaginous Embolism o Canine Wobbler Syndrome o Scottie Cramp o Rear Leg Amputees o Rear Leg Paralysis o Conservative Management o Lift dogs up or down stairs
IMPORTANT: Size is determined by Pad Width and Adjusting Dimensions, not the weight of a dog (see sizing table below). It may be used for some larger breeds over 45 lbs. like Boxers, Pit Bulls, or other breeds with a deep chest and narrow waist. See attached sizing chart.
The Pad Width is the primary difference between the Small, Medium and Large size. Each size can support dogs up to 200 lbs, and is adjustable for dogs low to the ground so the handler may remain upright. Key on the Pad Width measurement to ensure the proper fit and maximum comfort.
See the attached sizing chart for measuring instructions.
• Adjustable, Padded Sling
• Velcro Handle
• Adjustable Leash (may be detached)
Adjusting the GingerLead
The GingerLead is adjustable to fit various sizes of dogs and owners.
Sliders, attached to the straps on each side of the support pad, allow the straps to be lengthened or shortened. Position the sliders at the same location on each side of the support pad to keep the strap length the same on both sides. The handle moves along one strap. The slider feeds through the handle when needed. Once adjusted, slide the handle to the top.
Shorten or lengthen the leash through the plastic buckle that attaches to the handle. A strap clip slides along the leash to hold the loose end.
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Putting a GingerLead on your Dog
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Attach the snap hook from the leash to your dog's collar or a standard chest harness. Now you're ready to go!
IMPORTANT: Always follow any instructions from your veterinarian for your dog's specific condition
GingerLead wants the best for you and your dog. If for any reason the GingerLead is not the right product for you or your dog, return it within 10 days of delivery of your order and we will refund you the purchase price less any shipping and handling charges. In order to receive your refund, all components must be returned undamaged (we do not consider hair or if it's a little soiled as damage). All authorized returns postmarked after 10 days are subject to a $10 restocking fee. Returns received after 30 days are not eligible for a refund and will be returned at the customer’s expense or donated to a rescue or shelter.