Taking Your Pets Measurements

Have someone help you so that pet can be assisted into a standing position for taking measurements. Measurements are most accurate when pet is in a normal stance bearing partial weight. Pet must be assisted into a standing position for accurate measurements. If using a soft measuring tape be sure to hold it taut when taking height, length and width measurements. For #6 and #7 place two objects (like yardsticks, rulers, broom handle etc) on either side of the body at hips (shoulders) so that the object is touching pet and floor and is straight up and down, have someone measure the distance between objects in a straight line. Do not increase this measurement as its important to be accurate for a great fit.


Use straight lines, except for #4, 5, 8 and 9- these should be taken snugly like how you would measure your own waist. #4 is basically the "bust"; #8 is the "waist". We will call you if any measurements need to be retaken.

Tips for Taking Great Measurements

Taking your pets measurements is easy, simply follow the following steps.

  • Include all 10 measurements if ordering a wheelchair, quad chair or front-end extensions.
  • Only 4, 5, 8, 9 & 10 are needed for support sling orders.

1, 2, 3, 6, 7 & 10 are measured in a straight line; 4, 5, 8 & 9 are measured around a body part in a complete circle.

Measurement 1
1. Top of back at Hips to Floor

2. Top of back at Shoulders to Floor
Measurement 2

Measurement 3
3. Length of body from back of front leg to back of rear leg (elbow to rump)

4. Girth of Chest Behind Front legs (take snugly)
Measurement 4

Measurement 5
5. Girth of Upper Thigh (take snugly)

6. Width of Body at hips
Measurement 6

Measurement 8
7. Width of Body at Shoulders

8. Girth of Abdomen in front of rear legs (take snugly)
Measurement 8

Measurement 10
9. Girth of upper Front Leg

10. Distance between the front legs
Measurement 9