Daynakin Great Danes LLC 
Est. 1974

Championship Quality AKC Fawn & Brindle Great Danes 
For Show, Performance and Companionship

Medical Devices

Certain medical devices can help a recovering or ailing Dane.  If you have a dog with medical issues, you might check these items out.

Ear injuries and infections can be very difficult to treat-the more the problem bothers the dog, the more he shakes his head, making it all the worse.  It's important to keep the ears stable to prevent further injury and hematomas.

No Flap Ear Wrap
Highly recommended by Ridgeback breeder/exhibitor Marykay Ligocki, the No Flap Ear Wrap holds the ears securely preventing further damage.


Donut Collar
When appropriate, the donut-type collar is excellent to prevent scratching at ears or face wounds and is far less stressful than the plastic cone (Elizabethan) collar. The collar has an inner tube that inflates with air and an outer cover.  Loops on the inside allow for a collar to in inserted for a snug fit, and the front has velco straps to keep the front closed.

The quality and sizing of these collars varies greatly from brand to brand. Be sure to measure your dog's neck then refer to the sizing chart provided by the manufacturer.  Outer material choices include a soft felt (not my preference as it's damaged too easily), a rubbery-substance, and cordura nylon (my choice).

Donut collars are an excellent choice to use on freshly cropped puppies, as they are easy to get off and on and comfortable for the puppy. To locate collars, call your local pet store or do a search through Amazon.

I currently have a new XXL ZenPet recovery collar for sale for $25.00.  (Price new at stores over $35.00)

Novaguard Recovery Collar
This company offers a variety of protective collars to protect eyes and prevent scratching.  The products are much less invasive than the traditional Elizabethan collar.

Another brand of protective eye gear.  Sheila Sullivan used this brand when her Dane had an eye injury and found it very helpful.

Working with your vet, these items can be ordered specifically for your dog.




Another brand of leg brace, giving stability to injured legs.  For proper fit and use, one must work with their veterinarian.

This product is applied to the pads of dog who may have mobility issues and provides needed friction to their feet to assist them getting traction.  Highly recommended by Allison Paxton, a Dane breeder.


Medipaw Pet Wound Management
This company carries a variety of items that are helpful, especially for leg wounds.  Dena Cassell used one of the leg boots to help protect the dressing on a broken toe and found it very helpful.

1-888-Dog Shoe
This company offers a variety of winter and protective boots and other items such as life vests, muzzles and much more.

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These are little rubber booties (think rain boots) that are stretchy and fig snuggly.  I've used them, and they work good if you just need a "quick trip outside" coverage.


K9 Top Coat
A lycra bodysuit designed to prevent a dog from worry wounds.  Recommended by Marykay Ligocki (Ridgebacks).

This is a protective "suit" the dog wears to prevent them from accessing a surgical site or stitches.  Highly recommended by Dane owner Lynda Moulter.  She used this product after having major problems with her dog after surgery, and felt it was a game changer in the healing process.

While your young dog may be able to easily get up into vehicles, the old one might not be able to.  It's a very good idea to teach youngsters how to navigate a ramp or step BEFORE the time comes when they need it.


This handy device swings out for use, then swings back under your vehicle for storage.

Your Dog Advisor reviews different pet ramps and steps.


Animal Pet Stretcher Trolley
If a big dog goes down, it's virtually impossible to get them up and move them.  This item will allow you to safely move your dog in the unfortunate event they can't get up.


Help Em Up
Perhaps your Dane has had surgery or is getting old and losing rear mobility.  This harness is designed to assist the human help .their dog get up and also to support them as they are moving. This model came highly recommended by various Dane owners and breeders. This company also makes other medical devices for canines.

Pet Support Suit
Recommended by Melissa Wilste, a Bullmastiff breeder, this harness also is an option for helping dogs with mobility issues.

Anyone who has had a dog with "happy tail" knows how hard it can be to get healed.......never mind making the house look like a slaughter house.

Happy Tail Saver
The maker of this product will tailor the tail piece to your dog's specific needs.

Name pending
I am in the process of finding out the name of the maker on this tail harness. The only contact I've found so far is out of country.

DIY Tail Protection
Please excuse all the ads on this site, but it does give information on how to do an at home tail protection.

This DIY tail harness is on the Great Dane Lady's page.  This is the method I've used and it works well.

Do you know of a product you think is helpful?  Email me to list it.

Last revision 2/28/20

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