The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Support System is designed to provide support to the hip joint of pets. Combining the use of compression and support to alleviate hip pain. Compression and lift are the key to making the Hip-EEZ the premiere product for ambulatory pets suffering from hip pain. Designed in the USA by Renee Mills, VT, CCRP (patent pending).
Use to treat the following conditions: Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia, Conformational Deformities, Hip Trauma Recovery, and Post-Surgical Recovery.
Customize your patient’s treatment plan by combing the Hip-EEZ with one of four attachments:
- Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Bridge: A non-surgical Hip Subluxation solution
- Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Donut: Decubital Ulcer prevention and treatment
- Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Cross-Assist: Corrective training tool to prevent hind leg crossing
- Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Amputee Sleeve: The first hip support system designed to accommodate and support the hips of rear leg amputees
It’s important to remember that the initial fitting the Walkin’ Hip-EEZ will take some time, some patients may take to the mobility aide right away while others may take more time. A slow acclamation to wearing the Hip-EEZ is important. For best results we recommend including the Hip-EEZ into your patient’s multi-modal treatment plan.
Measure from 1″ above the right stifle to the middle of top of back. It’s best to measure pet in a normal standing position and use a soft measurement tape.
Once you’ve measured, reference our chart below. Find the measurement and weight range that best matches your pet. If you’re in between sizes, it’s better to select the weight range closest to your pet. Remember, your pet’s measurement may not be an exact match to the chart. If you’re having trouble deciding on a size, please contact our Vet Resources team for assistance
Full Support System Measurement Guide:
|Small||8″||15 – 25 lbs.|
|Medium||11″||25 – 50 lbs.|
|Large||16″||50 – 85 lbs.|
|X-Large||19″ or greater||80 lbs. or greater|
Amputee System Measurement Guide:
|Small||8″||6″||15 – 25lbs.|
|Medium||11″||9″||25 – 50 lbs|
|Large||16″||16″||50 – 80 lbs|
|X-Large||19″ or greater||18″ or greater||80lbs. or greater|
Be sure to use the LEFT or RIGHT leg measurement chart based on the remaining leg you measured. When measuring stand behind your dog looking towards head to determine right & left.
The chart references the length of leg panels on the Hip-EEZ system.
The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Amputee System is the FIRST hip support device designed to provide support to the remaining hind leg of an amputee pet. The Hip-EEZ Amputee System offers support and compression to the hip while comfortably accommodating most amputee legs. Support to the remaining, healthy leg is crucial to help prevent further injury or joint disease due to increased weight bearing and stress. We’re here to finally offer hip support to Tripod pups!
- Amputee panel features comfy pocket that fits most amputated legs
- Sherpa lined top of pouch to avoid irritation
- Elastic at amputee panels allows for secure fit
- Touch fastener strap keeps Amputee panel secure
The Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Support System is the first multi-module device that accommodates a range of deficits and injuries affecting a pet’s hip joint. Incorporating the Hip-EEZ attachments allows you to customize your patient’s treatment plan for their specific needs and conditions.
Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Donut
Designed for treatment and prevention of Decubitus Ulcers. Place donut over the patient’s ulcer or pressure sore to provide cushion and distribute weight safely away from affected area. Allowing patient to lay down comfortably and ulcers to heal safely.
Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Bridge
A non-surgical solution to aide in conservative management of a Mild to Moderate Hip Subluxation. Bridge conforms directly over the hip join, pushing inward on joint when secure keeping the joint in place when a pet is standing or moving. Ideal in a Rehab setting combined with structured exercise.
Walkin’ Hip-EEZ Cross-Assist
Attachment provides a barrier between the upper thighs, preventing pet’s from crossing their hind legs. Use as a training tool during recovery to help patients regain strength and teach them how to keep hind legs from crossing when walking or standing. Ideal for pet’s suffering from hind end leg weakness, Neurological diseases, Strokes, Spinal compression and post-surgical procedures that may be affected by end hind leg crossing.
The Hip-EEZ Full Support system is specially designed based on inspiration from Canine Rehabilitation cases that needed something more. Hip Dysplasia is the “mother of all orthopedic diseases”. Joint and pain management play a very large role in the needs of these pets. I designed this product to provide more support and compression to the hip joint while allowing movement.
As with any new product, continuing to collect data and feedback from professionals is key. Working together as a Veterinary community to create, provide and improve products which aide in healing our patients. I can only hope these products are able to help your patients as well. Please reach out to us and share your thoughts and help us continue to collect more case studies on the Hip-EEZ. We want your help in making sure our products meet the needs and approval of our fellow pet lovers.
– Renee Mills, CCRP, Inventor of the Hip-EEZ, vertebraVe and No-Knuckling Training Socks
How does the Hip-EEZ work?
The Hip-EEZ uses supportive neoprene panels to provide support and compression around the hip region. Providing a sense of lift to the leg by attaching above the stifle and securing on top of the pelvis. Interchangeable attachments allow for customized patient treatment plans for multiple functions and conditions.
How long can a pet wear it?
The Hip-EEZ can be worn while walking, running, sitting and laying down. Hours of wear at a time are alright. We do recommend you remove it before bed and do not leave a pet unattended with the Hip-EEZ on.
How do I care for it?
Hand wash Hip-EEZ with clean cloth or sponge. Lay flat to let air dry. Machine washing not recommended and may affect the stability of product. To remove hair from side panels and touch fasteners, we recommend using a lint roller.
Can I still use my leash on the D-Ring while using?
Yes you may still hook a leash to the D-Ring while the Hip-EEZ is attached. However, we recommend attaching to another spot during long walks.
Can pets go to the bathroom with the Hip-EEZ on?
Yes, your pet can go potty with the Hip-EEZ on. There should be no interference with getting business done.
What do I do if a pet refuses to walk while wearing the Hip-EEZ?
If a patient is hesitant to walk once the Hip-EEZ is on, try making a couple adjustments. Check that the strap connecting to chest harness isn’t too tight. By loosening this strap, it may make it more comfortable for your pet, while still keeping the panels up.
Remember it may take time for pets to get used to the Hip-EEZ. Use treats and positive reinforcement to encourage them. Not sure if the fit is correct? Our Customer Service team is ready to help. For fitting advice, please send photos or videos to us via text or email.
How quickly can I expect to see results?
Some pets may see immediate improvements while wearing their Hip-EEZ mobility aide and others may take more time. Please expect that it may take 2-4 weeks for your pet to completely be adjusted to walk and run when wearing the Hip-EEZ. A slow acclamation to wearing the Hip-EEZ is important and is completely normal for a full hip mobility device.
If your pet is suffering from any conditions affecting the hip joints which cause pain or change in mobility, we recommend pet parents work with their Pet Care Professional on developing a multi-modal treatment plan approach for the best outcome. Using the Hip-EEZ to provide comfortable mobility along with canine rehabilitation therapy, structured exercise, joint supplements and pain management will allow for the best outcome.
Will the Hip-EEZ help a dog if he’s unable to walk?
Pets must be ambulatory in order for the Hip-EEZ to benefit them. The only exception would be the combined use of the Hip-EEZ with the Hip Donut Attachment, which is designed to help non-ambulatory dogs with decubitus ulcer treatment and prevention. If a pet is completely down and needs support to walk, we recommend the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair.