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The GingerLead Story
Ginger, our golden retriever, was adopted at
8 weeks old along with her littermate Wilson.
At 4 months old, Ginger was struggling to
keep up with her brother and over the next 2
months began to have trouble going up the
stairs. At 6 months, she was diagnosed with
severe hip dysplasia and underwent a triple
pelvic osteotomy (TPO) on her right hip. We
were instructed to utilize a bath towel to
support her surgically repaired hip.
It was extremely difficult to control an
excitable puppy with a bath towel. Going up
and down stairs was especially challenging.
We were frequently off balance and were
concerned about Ginger's safety.
Nevertheless, she recovered and was a
happy dog again.
She enjoyed playing with Wilson, hiking,
swimming and all activities dogs love. She
would occasionally limp after playing hard,
but would be fine after a few days.
In time, her
and seemed to
after weeks of
time she was
diagnosed with a
on her back left
knee and surgery
was performed once again.
After surgery a sling was provided, which
was better than a towel; however, we were
still unable to control Ginger. Her front legs
were strong and she frequently wanted to
run and jump, or dash down the stairs. It
was difficult to give her adequate support
and restraint for her recovery.
We were very concerned that she may injure
her surgically repaired knee, so we decided
we needed a way to connect a support sling
to her collar and the GingerLead was born...