Flag

Q: Where do a measure my dog's girth?

March 2, 2009 | By Karen K. | 14 answers | Expired: 1860 days ago

Karen K.

I am planning a cross-country move and my dog will be riding in the back seat of my sedan. I want to keep her safe so I do not want to have her loose in the back. A crate big enough for her (40 pound dog) will not fit in my car so I think I need to get a dog seat belt. I found one online, and it is sized by girth. Where do I measure girth? Thanks.

Readers' Answers (14)
Whickums
Flag

Mar 02, 2009

The girth is basically the widest/deepest part of the chest. This is typically found right behind the front legs. Just look at your dog and see where the chest dips down the farthest, then measure all the way around your dog from there.

Thumbs Up: 3 | Thumbs up!

Beth  W.
Flag

Mar 02, 2009

Everyone has given you the right answer. All I can add is good wishes for a safe journey. When we travel, we usually go to the truck section of rest areas as we are usually able to park well away from everyone. That causes less excitement...we have enough with the idea that we stopped. Be prepared to spend a while, there are lots of distracting smells to be investigated before one can pee. Don't forget to make reservations ahead of time so you will have no trouble with finding hotels who take pets. Good Luck.

Thumbs Up: 1 | Thumbs up!

Rachel H.
Flag

Mar 02, 2009

I think it is right behind their front shoulders. I could be wrong, but I think that is right.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

You might also enjoy:

Got a question about your pet? Get the answers you need from Zootoo's community of pet experts and owners.

Advertisement

Advertisement