I agree with the sling and life vest ideas. I also encourage you to keep up your old girl's exercise any way that you can.
I've had experience walking a dog with a sling. It will take her a bit to get used to the idea of you helping her walk.
I suggest starting this at home and get her used to it before needing to use it after swimming when she is tired. She may not want to walk at all the first time you put it on her. Just be patient and give her treats when she takes steps. It's easier if you can have a friend lead her with treats while you hold onto the sling. It also takes some coordination--kind of like having a dance partner.
My old girl wouldn't walk in it at first but she did get used to it eventually. As she grew more infirm she would put more and more weight into the sling. Eventually, we got her a dog cart which she absolutely loved and adapted to immediately.
Best of luck to you,
Linus van Pelt Haus Juris CGC. My Sweet Babboo, born March 17, 2014.
Madeline Ronan Heart (Maddie) Dec 1997 -- November 22, 2013 Rescue GSD, Sable
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