(This story is an update to our original review of harnesses for handicapped dogs in 2014.) Our latest update was made February 2017.
If you have a dog that is paralyzed or has hind end weakness, one of the specialized harnesses for handicapped dogs listed below will undoubtedly become your favorite tool to keep your pup mobile. The proper harness will make life easier for you and your dog when you move them from one part of the house to another, take them outside to relieve themselves and when you lift them in and out of the car. A harness gives your dog a sense of independence because it allows them to move about freely while it relieves the stress on your back as you assist them.
When my dog Sophie became paralyzed in 2008 there were three companies that made dog harnesses for disabled pets, but today there are more than a dozen to choose from. What was an easy choice has become an overwhelming decision for pet parents. To help simplify the process, I’ve put the different types of harnesses into categories and I’ve listed my 5 favorite brands of harnesses for handicapped dogs. I hope it helps you determine which product is the best fit for your pet. [Read more…]