Tuesday, November 24, 2015

product review: ginger lead

last year when bailey had her fall, i needed a tiny little sling to help her walk. we ended up just using her harness and a lanyard because i couldn't find what we needed. the harness supported her front legs but not her hind legs, making her look like a marionette. it was not ideal but it was all we had.

december 2014

this is how she walked, one year ago.

if only i had known about the ginger lead last year. look how much easier it would have been with the proper product. what makes this product superior to the average sling is that it serves a dual purpose. one end has a sling to support the hind legs and the other end attaches to your dog's collar or harness to be used as a leash. and in the middle there is a comfy padded grip for you. it doesn't matter if your dog is tall or short because the leads are fully adjustable. now you can walk your dog and support their hind legs at the same time, with one strap! and in bailey's case, this would mean no more hanging like a marionette!

i met the makers of the ginger lead earlier this year at superzoo. they knew exactly what i went through because they went through the same thing with their golden retriever, ginger. she needed assistance walking after surgery for a luxating patella. necessity is the mother if invention, and when they couldn't find what they needed, they invented it.

this is ginger


i hope you never need such a product, but if you ever do, no matter what size your dog is, giant or tiny, they have a ginger lead for you. and if you can't find them at your local pet shop, they offer quick and FREE shipping on their website. an added bonus is that they are made in the usa!

fyi: ginger lead did not ask me to write this review. in fact, they don't even know i am writing it. i am sharing this product because i think it's a brilliant idea and i know it will help many dogs and their pawrents.

until we meet again my friends-


  1. OMD when Zoe had her spiral fracture mom and dad used towels cause she could not walk for months without their help! Now we know, but hope we never have to use anything like this!!!!


  2. what an excellent and thoughtful aid for our furbabies

  3. What a difference a year makes. :o) Glad you don't need that product now. Thanks for the information.

  4. Hopefully you will never need it again but it sure is good to know.
    Lily & Edward

  5. We have looked into these because my senior sister Katie is losing strength in her back legs. Hopefully we won't need one, but it is on our radar.