When you should use a dog harness
Compared to a dog collar and leash, a dog harness provides more comfort and stability. A dog harness is available for all kinds of dogs, whether it is a small Chihuahua or a large German Shepherd. You can also use a dog harness when your pet has neck problems, or for small breeds that can be easily injured by constant pulling. Dog harnesses go around the body and contain a loop near the shoulders, where a leash can be attached. This ensures there is no pressure on the neck.
Standard dog harness
There are different types of harnesses. The standard harness is the most popular type. It distributes the force of the leash against the chest and back which is ideal for small dogs. However, if your furry friend is of a larger breed then this will not be the ideal option.
No-pull/front clip dog harness
This dog harness tightens when your dog pulls. It works well because the force is not felt on their neck but around the chest, specifically the shoulders. Beware of getting the right fit and ensure there is no rubbing or irritation around the chest where the force is felt.
Getting the correct size and fit
It is important to get the size and fit right to avoid painful experiences for your dog. Dog harnesses should not be too tight, but also not too loose. Before you buy a harness, measure your pet around their chest and ribcage to ensure you get the correct measurements.
Apart from size and fit, there are other factors to consider when choosing a harness for your dog. It should be easy to clean because your pet will want to explore when you are outdoors. If you go out in the rain, the harness may also get muddy. Get a dog harness that is made of good quality material that will last a long time.
High-quality dog harnesses from Vetsend
If pets could speak, they would say they love the supplies and accessories from Vetsend. That includes harnesses like the Puppia Soft Harness. Made of soft polyester, this soft harness is ideal for puppies and small breeds. Mesh makes it breathable and comfortable on warm days. The harness has a D-ring that can be attached to a leash.
Another option your pet will say woof to is the Kurgo Enhanced Tru-Fit Smart Harness. Made for comfort and safety, it has five adjustment points and a padded chest. It can also be used in a car thanks to the safety loop that can be used to strap your furry friend in. The loop can go onto the car seatbelt instead of the belt lock. When it gets dirty, simply clean it in the washing machine. It comes in sizes XS to XL and in different colours.
Alternatively, be trendy with the Easy Walk Harness. It is made for comfort with pull relief that ensures it can resist strong tugs from your pet. It is also easy to get on and off and just as easy as clean. This harness comes in sizes ranging from XS to M.
For hygiene reasons, Vetsend cannot exchange dog harnesses that contain pet hair, smells or looks like it has been used. Play it safe by using the size guide on the Vetsend website and hold the dog harness next to your pet without actually fitting the harness on. This way, you can make an exchange for a larger or smaller dog harness if necessary.