compression sleeves

 Walkabout harnesses is excited to announce the arrival of the compression sleeve to our product line.

After a year of testing with veterinarians, there was positive results demonstrated in dogs with getting increased support on their limbs.  Dogs taking steriods for extended periods of time experiencing early onset fatigue of their lower limbs gained more support during the times they were on walks. This allowed for longer exercise periods and more comfort around the house.

     Compression sleeves offer support to lower limbs, protection against bed sores and preventitive measures for lick granuloma.

Order your Compression sleeve today........but never over do with your dog's exercise program for any reason and always consult with your veterinary professional before using any product.



Written by Cathy Erwin — March 05, 2013

Dogs recovering from surgeries and other neurological conditions


           In 1986, Walkabout Harnesses designed its first harness for dogs recovering from surgeries and other neurological conditions of the hind quarters.  The Walkabout Harness  support sling lifts a dog or cat and helps them  walk with handles held by the owner.  Two support straps vary in length according to the height of the dog, enabling the pet owner to stand straight up while walking their pet.

          The company has since created the Front Walkabout Harness for supporting front end weaknesses in dogs and cats as well as a combination harness. The Combination Walkabout is a front end and back end harness that provides support to pets with difficulty supporting all four legs. 

          Walkabout also makes custom products for ‘ difficult to fit dogs and cats’, and one of the most common designs is an amputee harness, either front or back end Walkabout, for pets missing one of their legs. 

          To complete our rehabilitative product line is the Walkbelly product, a full torso support harness, the Hoistabout, a light but supportive sling, and our full line of Walkaboots.  In 1990,the Walkaboots were designed to be very lightweight for pets with weight bearing problems. They are hand dipped boots that can be strengthened by additional dip and specially manufactured soles on the top and bottom, for extra strength and durability.

          Veterinarians and Physical Therapists that work with canine rehabilitation know  the Walkabout company knows first hand that these products speed the recovery of most post-op cases. If the standard products available do not fit ,we will obtain the pets dimensions and construct a product that will fit. We make sure that any pet that needs help wil get a product that can restore pet mobility with a Walkabout Harness.


Thank you,

Cathy Erwin


Written by Cathy Erwin — May 29, 2012

Hybrid Harnesses

 Often a dog will not fit in one particular size that we offer. For this reason Walkabout Harnesses manufactures HYBRID HARNESSES on a daily basis.

the Hybrid harness consists of features from 2 different sizes of harness. For example a Med/MedLarge harness is made to fit a dog with a medium abdominal measurement and a medlarge upper thigh measurement.  Hence, a  new pattern is made and the product will fit dogs that have measurements landing in 2 different size categories.

Hybrid Harnesses are made to the order of every dog that needs one. We use the measurements taken by the owner as well as a photo of the dog and size, weight, breed and problem to best fit each dog in need......

Next time you find your dog fits into 2 different size harnesses give us a call.....the Hybrid Harness is not any extra charge, it is just more customized for YOU AND YOUR DOG!!

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