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AST Harness Helps Three Legged Dogs Get a Grip

November 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments
Mobility

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Tripawd pawrents have been asking for another alternative to the Ruffwear Webmaster Harness, and we’re hoppy to say that the good people at Animal Suspension Technologies have met that need.

We think the Get A Grip Harness by Animal Suspension Technologies is a great choice for big-boned three legged amputee dogs who need extra support, and pawrents who need more leverage in moving their Tripawd around.

Unlike the AST’s custom Pet Support Suit that Jerry demonstrated, the Get A Grip Harness is ready-made solution for immediate surgery recovery needs and mobility assistance.


AST Get-A-Grip Harness
Product Review at a Glance

Wags:

  • Comfortable under-belly support when carrying is necessary
  • Quick and easy to put on
  • Gives even support when lifting
  • Comfortable carrying straps
  • Great for less mobile dogs
  • Durable and washable
  • Shoulder strap option
  • Abdominal section accommodates male anatomy
  • Made in USA

Whimpers:

  • Carrying nandles not removable
  • Doesn’t seem practical for all-day use
  • Not necessarily for active Tripawds
  • Fabric seems heavy for hot climates

Easy and Comfortable

The Get a Grip is comfortable for your Tripawd, and easy to put on, even if he cannot stand on his own. Just place the padding under his belly, wrap it around his body, and clip into place. There’s no need to put your Tripawd’s paws through individual leg loops. You may need to adjust the straps upon first wearing it, but after that, you won’t need to hassle with fittings.

The patented “AST X-Belly Straps” cross under the body, connecting the front and rear support straps, and create a sling effect that lifts the whole dog at once. The wrap-around design helps the harness to stay centered on your dog, and ensures that as you lift him, the center of gravity stays centered directly underneath his belly. The handles can be used by one, two or more people to lift the dog. Finally, all sizes can accommodate minor weight changes.

Remember, AST does make a custom Pet Support Suit, which is almost identical to the Get a Grip. The custom Pet Support Suit is better choice if your dog has a very long or very short torso, or a very thin belly compared to his chest.

Tripawd spokespup Wyatt Ray Dawg will do a complete video review and demonstration of the Get a Grip Harness soon, but meanwhile, remember, three legged dogs now have another great harness option.

The Get-A-Grip Harness comes in three sizes:

AST Get A Grip Harness SizingSmall

  • Girth: 22” – 27” (56cm – 68cm)
  • Harness Body Length: 8”
  • Color: Black

Medium

  • Girth: 27” – 34” (68cm – 86cm)
  • Harness Body Length: 11” (28cm)
  • Color: Green

Large*

  • Girth: 34” – 42” (86cm – 106cm)
  • Harness Body Length: 13” (33cm)
  • Color: Blue

*Large Get-A-Grip Harnesses have four individual loop handles and are designed to be used by two or more people.

For a custom fit harness designed to your dog’s specifications, consider the Custom Pet Support Suit from AST.

Without straps to interfere with incision healing this harness should be OK to use on amputee dogs during surgery, but please consult your veterinarian with any concerns. Stay tuned for our upcoming demonstration video! Don’t miss our Get-A-Grip product demo video, and be sure to read the AST shipping and return policies.


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Wyatt Models AST Get A Grip Dog HarnessAST Get A Grip Harness:
For deep chested, large breed, heavyweight or more physically challenged Tripawds, the AST provides superior under-belly support. NOTE: Small and Medium Get A Grips have permanent handles. Large size has four individual loops. Please select preferred handle options.

[ product review | demo video | return policy ]

Purchase Item:
Size & Accessories

*Accessory Options:
Handles: 1″ adjustable clip-on poly strap with 19” – 30” range.
Straps: 1.5″ over-the-shoulder clip on poly strap with 49″ – 89″ range.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1    Three Legged Dog Cancer Amputation Surgery Product Reviews Help | Tripawds Gear » AST Get-A-Grip Dog Amputation Harness Product Demo Video Review // Mar 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    [...] Get A Grip Harness from Animal Suspension Technologies is an excellent product for those who need to provide extra support for large breed, heavy, or [...]

  • 2    Dolores Cunha // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I have an almost 15 year old Border Collie female that has been a rear leg amputee for 12 of her almost 15 years. I have tried many harnesses. I have the Ruffmaster…but it does not support her rear leg which now is severely affected by hip dysplasia. She must have rear support as well for she has little use of her only rear leg (right).

    Her front shoulders are weak now as well…so I am interested in finding the best support harness that I can find for her. I have been carrying her…or using a towel….or one of the other slings/vests that I have tried in the past…none of which is doing a comfortable job for her.

    Can you give me a phone number so that I can discuss Kris’s unique needs with you? I am interested in the AST Get-A GRip harness. I have dial-up on my computer so can’t watch the video…and I also will not put my bank card info on the computer but will be happy to give it to you on the phone.

    I will provide my phone and please send me yours so that we can discuss the AST Get-A-Grip and also boots for Kris, which have been a failure thus far as well! She is not having a great life this summer. Last summer she had a wonderful time in her Doggon’ Wheels cart….then in January she had a vestibular episode and, while recovered from that, never regained her muscular strength.

    Please help my girl…she is otherwise healthy for being almost 15 (December 26, 2010). She is a retired Open Trial Herding Girl of magnificient talent….Please help her! I would love to send you a picture of her in her cart last summer…this year…she can’t get from one room to another, or to the water bowl on her own. I have hardwood floors..(* ~*)
    Sincerely,
    Dolores
    Eugene, Oregon

    You can call me or email me or both!
    Thanks! SO looking forward to getting something to help Kris!

  • 3    admin // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for contacting us Dolores, we wish the best for you and Kris. Since we can only accept payment via PayPal, and it appears you have concerns about specific harness needs, we suggest you contact AST directly. They manufacture the harness and drop ship all orders for us, so they should be better at answering your questions. Please let them know you heard about the Get-A-Grip here at Tripawds.com!

  • 4    Cindy // Apr 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    My 80 lb Rottie, Daisy, had front right leg amputation. She is physically challenged with a CCL rear left knee repair, two months prior to amputation surgery. . Which harness, Get-A-Grip or Webmaster, do you recommend?

    Thank you

  • 5    admin // Apr 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for asking Cindy. The Web Master is the most popular general support harness we recommend for most tripawds. If Daisy is less mobile and needs more full body support provided by sling style suspension, the Get A Grip may be the right choice. If she requires much more direct hip lift support, you might consider the Help ‘em Up harness which we no longer offer here but many people find useful for dogs with serious rear end mobility issues.

  • 6    Terrie Fortney // Apr 26, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Hi, I have a 6 month old Doberman male with rear leg amputated, have had for 2 months he slipped on the steps and has a popped disk and want to help him get around better so he can heal can you let me know what harness would be best for him he is 50lbs thank you

  • 7    admin // Apr 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for asking Terrie, this post should help you determine which harness is best for your dog.

  • 8    melva // Apr 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I am woriied about my dogs good leg and how much I should excercise him. He is a 92 lb male rottie. At the present time I think he has sore muscles because he does not want to get up and move around. Thanks for your help Melva and Kingston

  • 9    admin // Apr 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Hello Melva, please consult with a certified rehab vet if you have any concerns about Kingston’s mobility. He may indeed just be overdoing it, but there may be a more serious issue that might be easily addressed with some rehab therapy. Watch our video interviews with CARE for more information about the importance of exercises and stretching for amputee dogs.

  • 10    Andree // Feb 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Hi! I have a male GSD who just had FCE and is somewhat mobile but unable to go up and down the stairs on his own. He weighs 80lbs and I need some assistance to carry him up and down the stairs. I really like the Get-a-Grip harness and just need some information on it. I see you can purchase with handles or with straps…what is the difference and which would you recommend? My dog actually looks almost identical to the dog who demonstrate the Get-a-grip on the video…
    Thank you!

  • 11    Annabelle // Oct 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I have a Great Dane w/ 3 legs and want to contact other Dane owners w/3 Legs my e mail address is anniescorvette@yahoo.com

  • 12    admin // Oct 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Thnaks for commenting Annie. You might consider searching the blogs or posting in the discussion forums where you will find plenty of other Tripawd Dane members!

  • 13    Ruff Wear Web Master Harness Help Three Legged Dogs Support Mobility » Tripawds Gear » Three Legged Dog Cancer Amputation Surgery Product Reviews Hel // Nov 12, 2013 at 10:46 am

    […] for the hip loops to grasp. If your dog’s mobility is seriously compromised, we recommend the Get-a-Grip Harness made by Animal Suspension Technologies. You may also consider the Help ‘em Up harness for […]

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    […] Now’s your chance to save BIG on two of our favorite harnesses for three-legged dogs, The Tripawd Convert Walking Harness by EzyDog and the Get-a-Grip Assistive Harness by Animal Suspension Technologies. […]

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