January 24, 2022
A loss of strength in a dog’s hind legs may be caused by any one of many conditions. Here are the clues your veterinarian will use to locate the source of the trouble.
April 28, 2021
Grey Muzzle Club
How you can help caregivers with geriatric pets—and tap into an underserved market.
Mobility. Help senior pets to get around by recommending products such as the Help ‘Em Up Harness, a favorite of Gardner’s.
November 27, 2020
Integrative Pet Vet: Winter conditions and pets require planning
Multiple short periods of activity may be best depending colder weather conditions. Some pets benefit from extra support using devices like the Help ’Em Up Harness. This is valuable because these devices can help to prevent or reduce slipping and injury to soft tissues like tendons, muscles and ligaments. Some pets may also benefit from soft support braces for joints like the carpal joints (wrist area). This should be discussed with your veterinarian.
April 10, 2020
Decaturish/Mobility Tips for Your Aging Pup
With everything that is going on right now, you may be nervous about taking your pet to the vet. While most vet clinics are still open and able to see your pet, here are a few at-home tips to help support your aging pup with mobility issues. Dogs can develop mobility issues from several underlying causes. Two common ones are arthritis and weakness due to nerve degeneration. To keep your dog more comfortable:
April 6, 2020
Blue Dog Designs and Canine Rehabilitation Institute Announce the 2020 Winner of The Help ‘Em Out Contest for Veterinary Students
Congratulations to Brittany Weicht! Blue Dog Designs, makers of the Help ‘Em Up® Harness, in partnership with Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Help ‘Em Out Contest: Brittany Weicht, a third-year student at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary medicine.
Photo: Brittany Weicht and her dog, Jericho.
January 15, 2020
Help ‘Em Out Harness in conjunction with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute launches 2020 “Help ‘Em Out” Competition for Veterinary Students
Blue Dog Designs, makers of the Help ‘Em Up Harness®, in partnership with Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), has announced the 2020 “Help ‘Em Out” contest to encourage veterinary students to pursue education in canine rehabilitation. The winner of the “Help ‘Em Out” contest will receive free tuition for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, one of the three courses required for certification by Canine Rehabilitation Institute – a $2,900 value!
December 2, 2019
Blue Dog Designs Improves Design, Enhances Walking Accessories and Adds Rehabilitation Attachments to the Popular Help ‘Em Up® Harness
Enhanced conventional hip-lift, D-ring attachments and new walking loop handles create a sling use and added functionality.
Blue Dog Designs has made design and usability enhancements to its Help ‘Em Up® Harness with modifications and additions to improve comfort and aid in rehabilitation.
November 21, 2019
FOX31 Denver KDVR-TV – Metro-area business creates harness to help dogs recover from surgery
Two canine-loving Coloradans created a unique harness to help dogs recover from surgery.
October 15, 2019
Enable Your Pet/Disabled Dog Blog – Help ‘Em Up Harness
I love to highlight my favorite products and the Help ‘Em Up Harness is on the top of my list.
Check out my two part interview with the founders of Help Em Up Harness.
July 23, 2019
Yahoo Finance/Blue Dog Designs and Canine Rehabilitation Institute Announce 2019 Winner of the Help ‘Em Out Contest
The Contest Helps Veterinary Technicians/Nurses Pursuing a Career in Canine Rehabilitation.
Denver-based Blue Dog Designs, makers of the Help ‘Em Up® Harness, in partnership with Florida-based Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Help ‘Em Out Contest, Carly Arbitman from New York City. Arbitman is a lead veterinary technician at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners of New York. Previously, Arbitman practiced for nearly five years with Dr. Bonnie Brown, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist at Gotham Veterinary Center/Canine Rehab of New York. Arbitman will receive free tuition to CRI’s Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, a $2,900.00 course, one of the three required for certification by Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
June 17, 2019
SCVNews.com/County Animal Care Director Offers Tips for Senior Pet Care
Pet aging is bittersweet, especially if you have a long-time bond with your animal. It can be sad to see the effects of aging, like graying hairs (or even hair loss) and slower gait. But consider these changes as opportunities to pamper your pet and truly make them feel comfortable and loved.
October 2, 2018
dvm360/Veterinary Medicine: “Best products for bigs”
Large-breed dogs need a little extra TLC sometimes. Here are three products to make their lives easier. Big dogs may be gentle giants, but their large frames need a little extra help sometimes. With the help of David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, we’ve rounded up products that are large-breed-friendly to help them, whether at rest or on the go.
September 25, 2018
Your Hub/The Denver Post’s online local news source: “Canine Rehabilitation Field Growing Thanks to Local Companies”
Would you have hip or knee surgery without following up with physical therapy to rebuild your strength and help you get back to your normal daily activities? Well, as it turns out, so should your dog. After all, if we can rehabilitate humans, shouldn’t we be helping animals heal faster in the same way?
May 1, 2018
Help ‘Em Up Harness mentioned in children’s book
“Me, My Dog and a Sheep” – read this touching non-fiction children’s book by Melissa Mullamphy, a miracle story on their beloved Grizzy (a 160-pound English Mastiff) who was paralyzed from the devastating disease Wobblers. In this story, a close family deals with a life-threatening dilemma with love and a big-hearted dog who did NOT GIVE UP. Together, with the aid of caring veterinary professionals, the bond with her six-year-old son Luke, Grizzy digs deep to find the grit to fight the odds and withstand the challenges of recovery. He now runs today! The Help ‘Em Up Harness along with many others are credited for contributing to his care and recovery.
April 1, 2018
Blue Dog Designs and Canine Rehabilitation Institute Announce the Winner of the Help ‘Em Out Contest for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses!
February 9, 2018
Fetching Advice: Helpful devices used to assist both young and old dogs
February 2, 2018
Blue Dog Designs and Canine Rehabilitation Institute Announce the “Help ‘Em Out” Contest for Veterinary Technicians
Blue Dog Designs, makers of the Help ‘Em Up Harness®, in partnership with Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), has announced a competition to encourage veterinary technicians to pursue education in canine rehabilitation. The winner of the “Help ‘Em Out” contest will receive free tuition for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, one of the three courses required for certification by Canine Rehabilitation Institute – a $2,900 value!
November 13, 2017
Help ‘Em Up Harness mentioned in article on AuburnPub.com
Miller: Cornell animal hospital comes through for Bentley
June 30, 2017
4 Products I Love for Old Pets on DVM 360
These items help my older patients—whether they’re just slowing down or nearing the end—to live more comfortable, pain-free lives. How many do you already use or recommend?
November 9, 2015
GIVEAWAY: Help ‘Em Up Harness Review – Update
Joe and Kait Russo update their review and are also giving a harness away to one lucky reader of their blog.
October 22, 2015
Where the Coconuts Grow: 8 Reasons Why We Love the Help ’Em Up Harness
Jody and Peter, a couple blogging as they sail around the Caribbean with two furry four-legged children, both of which use the Help’EmUp Harness.
October 18, 2015
Washington Post: An Old Dog Teaches you More than You’d Like to know about Mortality
Columnist John Kelly writes an article about how the Help ‘Em Up Harness helped his 15-year-old Lab Charlie.
April 6, 2015
We’re the Russos – Dog Harness Review
Joe and Kait Russo compare the Help ‘Em Up Harness to the Ruffwear Web Master
December 10, 2014
Fox & Friends – A Canine Christmas: Gifts to Please Every Pup on your List
Veterinarian Dr. Heather Loenser features the Help ‘Em Up Harness on a Saint Bernard.
June 9, 2014
The Thrifty Traveler: Money-saving strategies for senior pet travel
April 1, 2014
Help ’Em Up Harness and new Walking Accessories featured in Whole Dog Journal’s Gear of the Year story
January 20, 2014
Blue Dog Designs Launches Dog Walking Accessories for the Help ‘Em Up Harness
New Walking Handle, Walking Leash and Shoulder Strap Help Owners of Large Dogs Provide Even More Mobility for Their Aging or Recovering Pets
August 30, 2013
Help ‘Em Up Harness Helps Travelers Hit the Road with Aging Pets this Holiday Weekend