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Old 08-23-2015, 11:59 PM   #1
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The dog that would most often be aboard has a collapsed trachea, both cervical and intrathoracic, so cannot wear a collar or any "vest" that rises above the sternum. It took months to find a suitable everyday harness.

A thorough search of PFDs shows they all have some kind of front enclosure or wraparound. Obviously that is ideal to eliminate the chance of him swimming out of it.

I fear just floating in one of these would put unwanted pressure on the neck and throat.
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Has anyone come across this rare predicament or is using a brand that fits low in front?
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:10 AM   #2
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Something like this is about a low fitting as I've seen.
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If that is still too high, you may be able to cut off the "round the neck" portion of a standard dog life jacket and sew a couple "round the foreleg" straps onto the main body to minimize the risk of the dog slipping out.
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Something like this is about a low fitting as I've seen.
Available from Dog Life Jackets

If that is still too high, you may be able to cut off the "round the neck" portion of a standard dog life jacket and sew a couple "round the foreleg" straps onto the main body to minimize the risk of the dog slipping out.
Now if that isn't the WWW at work.
Guy in Australia tells a bloke in Canada about a life jacket in Texas.

Thanks AusCan, that looks like it would work.
We thought about modifying one with one of his harnesses but would rather have a manufactured one.
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Glad to help out, Hawgwash; and Happy National Dog Day, as I read in another post.
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