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Old 05-28-2008, 05:43 AM
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Default Support slings/harnesses for handicapped dogs

I saw this website and thought it worth mentioning:

http://www.handicappedpets.com/Mobil...#HarnessReview

They sell harnesses, slings, etc. for dogs with mobility problems.

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Arlene at www.sfk9.com also offers really nice slings too.

Unfortunately, it's something that you usually don't think about until you're trying to move a dane in an emergency. Always good to have something like this around because sometimes a blanket/sheet just doesn't cut it.
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Speaking of which,

I have to go pick up Anka today after her spay at about 6:30 pm. How am I going to get her into the jeep? I do have a board that I can use as a ramp. Do you think that's the best way?

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I wouldn't pick today, after a spay, as a first time to try your dog out on going up and down a ramp. She could fall very easily-especially considering she has been medicated.

She should be able to get up with your help and maybe an assistant from the vet's office.

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I agree 100%. Been there and done that with EZ-just ask Caralee what fun it was getting a very unstable dane to go up and down a ramp. FWIW, even the wide ramps aren't adequate for a full sized dane that is unsteady on their feet.

What you might want to do, if she's unable to get in by herself slowly and without jumping, is take a sheet as a sling, and support her under her front "armpits" to guide her in the jeep with an assistant to help with her rear. I wouldn't sling her under her belly.
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Thank you both so much! I will take my husband and a sheet with me.

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Also, I have read up on the hypothermia, should I cover her all night with a big blanket? I have a blanket filled with goose down, would that make her too hot?

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Yes, the goose down might be over kill. Just a warm blanket and check on her several times to make sure she's not too warm or cold.

I remember Zoey had the shivers and it was awful to watch. She was fine the next day.
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