The AST Get-a-Grip Harness, size Large, is made to provide support and control for large dogs that are recovering from injury or surgery and need help getting up, out, and around. Large Grips are Blue. They have four individual loop handles, one at each corner, and are designed for use by two people, although adjustable handles are available as an accessory for solo-handlers (see below).
These harnesses clip into place around the dog's limbs and torso, so you don't need to try to thread your dog's head or legs through loops of strap; just wrap, snap, and go! Once the initial adjustments have been made, it is that easy.
Measure your dog's chest circumference at the largest point to determine if your dog is within the range of fit of the Large Get-a-Grip Harness, 34"-42". Then, check the torso length leg-to-leg, as shown in the graphic above. Large Grips are designed for dogs with a torso length of 13" or more.
***The best way to check this measurement is in the following way: Wrap a towel or pillowcase around your dog's torso, with the leading edge just behind the front legs, and the trailing edge folded to lay just in front of the rear legs. You can then remove the towel/pillowcase, lay it on the floor, and measure from the leading edge to the folded edge to get the torso length. This is usually more accurate than free-measuring along the side of a dog.
If your dog's torso is too short for a Large Grip, and too big around for a Medium, have a look at our custom Pet Support Suit. Support Suits are custom-made to match your dog's measurements, no matter what the size. The wrap-around Velcro-sealed closure over the top of the torso gives even better support and control, plus all Support Suits come with adjustable clip-on handles. And, you get to pick the color!
***Handles on the Large Grip are individual loops, one at each of the four suspension points, designed for use by two people, one on each side of the dog. Check the photos to see a close-up of the loop handles on the Large Grip. We also sell adjustable clip-on handles for people who will be moving their dog without the help of another person. These are the same style of handles that come standard with our custom Pet Support Suits.
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All AST products are made in The City Of Subdued Excitement, Bellingham, WA, USA.