VEST with Ehmer Sling

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Indications for Use

  •  Post Closed Reduction of Craniodorsal Coxofemoral Luxations
  •  Post Open Reduction of Craniodorsal Coxofemoral Luxations
  •  Post Operative Management of Acetabular, Femoral Head and Neck and certain Femoral Fractures
  •  Prevention of Quadriceps Tie-down following Internal Fixation of Femoral Shaft, Supracondylar or Distal Physeal Fractures in Immature Dogs
  •  To Prevent Weight Bearing of the Hind Limb
  •  To Encourage Weight-bearing in the Contralateral Limb for Rehabilitative Therapy 

Product Description

The VEST with Ehmer Sling is a superior alternative to bandaging. The products are machine washable and reusable for multiple patients. The VEST with Ehmer Sling eliminates the trauma to the skin caused by traditional bandaging, improving patient comfort and recovery. The system is easy to apply and can be used for either hind limb. Rehabilitation therapy can be performed with ease throughout recovery.

The system is comprised of the VEST, Ehmer Sling, Skirt (for dogs with long torsos) and Additional Stabilization Strap. The VEST serves as a platform for attachment of the rest of the system components. The Skirt attaches to the VEST to add length, if necessary to accommodate animals with long torsos. The Ehmer Sling is a single piece construction that bifurcates. The hock is held securely at the apex of the sling while the two arm of the sling secure to the VEST and/or Skirt.  The Additional Stabilization Strap secures to the Ehmer Sling and can be attached anywhere on the VEST and/or Skirt. This construction allows for a range of positioning options. The limb can easily be maintained in a flexed position with abduction and internal rotation, as desired following reduction of craniodoral coxofemoral luxations.


We recommend that the veterinary professional apply the product initially.

*Choosing the Right Size

Size is based on measurement #2, which is the circumference of the chest. Please use the table below to select the best size for your dog.

  Measurement #2 - Chest Measurement #4 - Length
Size Inches CM Inches CM
XXXS 10" - 13" 25.4 - 33.02 5.75" 14.605
XXS 14" - 16" 35.56 - 40.64 6.5" 16.51
XS 17" - 19" 43.18 - 48.26 7.0" 17.78
S 20" - 22" 50.8 - 55.88 8.5" 21.59
S/M 23" - 25" 58.42 - 63.5 9.0" 22.86
M 25" - 27" 63.5 - 68.58 12.0" 30.48
M/L 28" - 34" 71.12 - 86.36 12.0" 30.48
L 35" - 39" 88.9 - 99.06 13.0" 33.02
XL 40" - 43" 101.60 - 109.22 14.5" 36.83
XXL 44" - 58" 111.76 - 147.32 16.0" 40.64


The DogLeggs' VEST and supplemental components are constructed from a lightweight material that is VELCRO® Brand fastener compatible. This material is highly breathable and has wicking properties. The material does not pull the fur and is impregnated with a natural fiber that reduces odor and inhibits bacterial and fungal growth.  VELCRO® Brand fasteners are used for closure and attachments. The product and supplemental components are hand wash in warm water, hang dry.

US Patent No: 7,665,425

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