In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best harnesses for dogs with collapsed tracheas currently available on the market today. With collapsed tracheas being a common condition in multiple dog breeds, it is no surprise that we seen a number of dog owners reaching out each month for help on the subject.
We have researched a large number of popular harnesses on the market and filtered through them to settle on four that we feel are perfect for dogs with trachea issues. Each of these harnesses have an excellent reputation within the dog-owning community as well as a number of dog owners currently using them as their go-to harness for their dog with trachea issues.
PetSafe Easy Walk Harness
The harness is currently available in seven different colors and eight different sizes to help ensure you are able to find something to fit your dog. Before ordering, we advise that you measure your dog and order in accordance with the sizing chart in the image below. This will ensure that you get a harness that offers a comfortable and snug fit for your dog.
Now we feel that the PetSafe Easy Walk Harness is the best dog harness to protect a dog’s trachea due to its unique design. It has been designed to primarily attach to your leash from the front of the chest straps rather than the back of the shoulder or neck like traditional harnesses. This removes all potential pressure from your dog’s trachea while still giving you plenty of control over your dog while out walking.
When on your dog, the chest strap of the harness should sit no higher than the top of your dog’s legs ensuring that the trachea is free from all potential pressure should your dog attempt to pull away or dart off in a random direction. The harness has a total of four adjustment straps that allow you to quickly and easily adjust the fit of the harness to get it perfect for your dog’s unique shape offering a solid, tight fit for your dog within seconds.
Ruffware Dog Harness
At the time of writing the Ruffware Dog Harness is available in seven different colors but the twilight gray one often out of stock due to its popularity. It comes in five different sizes for your dog but it is recommended that you always measure your dog and go by the Ruffware Dog Harnesses sizing chart in the image below to ensure a snug fit.
If you are using the Ruffware Dog Harness for a dog with a collapsed trachea then you are going to want to take advantage of the leash attachment on the chest of the harness to prevent any pressure on your dog’s neck while walking. The chest leash connector is made from a strong aluminum attachment ring and has reinforced webbing around it to ensure a safe and secure attachment to keep your dog safe while walking.
The Ruffware Dog Harness has been designed to simply slip over the head of your dog and then be secured in place via the adjustable side buckles. This allows you to quickly and easily get your dog in and out of the harness when it comes to walk time with minimal effort. The belly and chest panels are also fully padded to keep your dog as comfortable as possible while out on its walks with you too.
ChokeFree Velpro Mesh Pet Shoulder Harness Collar
The ChokeFree Velpro Mesh Pet Shoulder Harness Collar is available in five different colors as well as five different sizes. Again, before ordering the harness for your dog we would advise you to measure your dog and order the size that is advised in the harnesses sizing chart below.
The ChokeFree Velpro Mesh Pet Shoulder Harness Collar has a unique non-choaking mesh design to let you quickly get your dog into the harness and out for walks without aggravating or applying pressure to its trachea. The material fits around your dog’s ribs rather than neck or chest to keep pressure as far away from your dog’s trachea as possible. The vel-lock clasp is easy to use and offers a secure seal to the harness to ensure your dog is unable to get out of it mid-walk and potentially run off.
The Buddy Belt
The buddy belt was initially desigined to be more of a fashion accessory harness for small dogs that just so happened to avoid all pressure to your dogs trachea. Dog owners quickly picked up on this and started using it as their go to harness for their dogs suffering from a collapsed trachea.