Total Body Harness System  is the answer to an All-In-One support harness. Designed by canine rehabilitation experts specifically for post-op patient control and as an assistive device for older arthritic dogs, the Total Body Harness System defines the control veterinarians desire for safe patient recovery and the ease of use that pet owners need to help their aging  loved ones.  The Total Body Harness System is constructed from durable 600-denier nylon and is lined with fleece for maximum comfort. The quick-release buckles make for an easy application and the adjustable straps provide a secure custom fit.

Size

Girth of Chest

Weight

Small

16″ – 20″

<15

Medium

17″ – 21″

15 – 25 lbs

Large

21″ – 26″

25 – 45 lbs

XLarge

26″ – 34 “

45 – 65 lbs

XXLarge

31″ – 41 “

65 – 85 lbs

XXXLarge

35″ – 47 “

85-110lbs

Total Body Harness System: Changing the Way we Support our Dogs

Veterinary hospitals commonly used either towels or belly slings to help disabled pets walk. Minimally effective, the use of an everyday towel or belly sling commonly resulted in discomfort for both dogs and veterinarians/pet owners alike. Dogs felt discomfort due to the unevenly distributed weight that the towel or belly sling exhibited on their bodies. This would cause them to squirm and maneuver themselves out of the contraption, resulting in injuries from pulled muscles or injuries resulting from being dropped by the person handling them. Veterinarians/pet owners felt discomfort because they would constantly have to be bent over in an awkward position in order to carry the disabled pet around. This resulted in chronic back pain, which deprived the disabled pet of the special attention that it both wants and needs.

What is The Difference?

The Total Body Harness System comes in two separate pieces:

A front-end harness and a hind-end belly support. The front-end harness slips around the front legs and clips together using quick-release buckles that connect near the dog’s back. The majority of the contact being made is on the sternum of the dog which is where we want to support them. The hind-end belly support has a typical leash hook which is located at the end of a 6-foot leash that clips on to an o-ring. The hind-end belly support is then slipped right under the dog’s belly. The 6-foot leash’s purpose is to make you utilize both of your hands to control the dog. This means you are able to both control and support the speed of the dog’s front-end, while also supporting the back-end.

A great additional feature of this product is the handle on both the front and back pieces of the harness. These handles let you safely and easily pick up and move the dog as you please. It is ideal for taking your dog in and out of the car, or moving your dog to different areas of the house. Utilizing both the handles and the 6-foot leash on the Total Body Harness System prevent you from having to constantly bend over to help your dog move. If used correctly, you can help your dog walk and transport them around in a complete up-right position, saving unwanted back discomfort and other injuries that may occur from using a typical towel or belly sling.

Who benefits from the Total Body Harness System?

  • Dogs with Hip Dysplasia

  • Older, Arthritic Dogs

  • Post-Surgery Dogs

    • Back Surgery

    • Neck Surgery

    • Lumbar Surgery

    • Total Hip Replacements

    • ACL Repairs

  • Dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy