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What’s the Best Harness for a Tripawd?

If you’ve browsed our Gear Store, you’ll see that we carry the best harnesses for Tripawd dogs (and for cats, too!). But we know that our wide selection can be confusing when you need to pick one. So here’s a Tripawd dog harness comparison chart that looks at all the features and benefits of the models we carry.

How to Choose the Best Harness for a Tripawd Dog

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When and Why a Harness is Useful

We know your vet bills are high and we don’t think you should buy something that you don’t need. So keep in mind that not every amputee dog will need a harness.

  • Dogs who don’t travel in a car very often probably don’t need one.
  • If your home doesn’t have a staircase, your dog probably doesn’t need one.

But, many amputee dogs can benefit from a harness. Those are dogs who:

  • Go everywhere in the car with you.
  • Live in a multi-level home and need help with stairs.
  • Are unsteady on their feet, or just need extra help getting around due to age or mobility challenges.

Remember, a Good Measurement Gives Good Results!

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One last thing to remember: once you decide on a harness, it’s SO important to carefully measure your dog’s girth. For these top-of-the-line harnesses we carry, sizes are according to a dog’s girth size, not weight. A “girth” is simply the measurement at the widest point of your dog’s ribcage.

We encourage you to learn how to measure for a Tripawd dog harness to get the most accurate measurement and avoid return hassles.

Download Tripawd Harness Comparison Chart

Most Popular Tripawd Dog Harnesses

Select from the best user-recommended three legged dog harnesses below. Click images for detailed information, reviews, and demo videos.

Still Have Questions? We’re here to Help.

We hope this Tripawd harness comparison chart helps you to decide. But if you’re still unsure, you can always email or call us at 707-845-3129 during normal business hours (M-F 9-5 Pacific Time) with any questions. We will do our best to make it easier for you and your three-legged hero.

11 thoughts on “What’s the Best Harness for a Tripawd?”

  1. Hi,
    I do not see the Help ‘Em Up harness by Blue Dog Designs. I bought this harness through my rehab veterinarian, and it is also available online. This is a very well built harness that has a well thought out design and can be adjusted in many different ways. I found this harness extremely helpful when my Samoyed, Tonka, had his hind leg amputated. You can add straps on the hind end portion of the harness, which is proving to be really helpful since I have back problems. I have no affiliation with the company, but wanted to mention this harness for any hind leg amputees as it is really helpful and well built.

    Many thanks,

  2. I do not like the Help ‘Em Up harness at all! I am awaiting the Webmaster Plus harness and pray it is the one we’ve been looking for!

  3. Hi! I am looking to find the best harness for my 3 yr old Catahoulah. She is missing her front right leg. I have a harness and it slips around a lot. She is about 30 inches almost in girth according to your measurements shown. I am not sure which harness to purchase. She pulls a lot and I am not sure if she also needs a prong collar or a gentle leader to help her. She is a rescue and has been missing her leg since she was 2 months old. The previous owners were abusive when she was a puppy and her front leg was broken in 4 places. I got her at 5 months old. She has been always able to run in the yard at home, now I live in an apartment and feel she needs more walking training. Any help would be great. Thank you!

  4. I am very sad that you ship only to U.S. l am from Europe and looking for a comfy harness for my front leg amputee. He is doing awesome walking and running, and his legs became very strong, but during the summer he has difficulties climbing stares. I figured that Flagline harness would be a good fit.

    • The Ruffwear Flagline is our favorite all purpose support harness for front-leg Tripawds. You do not have to lift any front leg to put it on. If the right front leg is missing, The Web Master Plus Brush Guard is also a great combination since it requires lifting the left front leg. (The Flagline has a built-in Brush Guard like component.) For complete details, refer to the chart above.


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