for Transporting Giant Breeds
Getting a giant breed of dog to the vet when it
canít walk or has a leg injury and canít balance can be a horrible
problem, especially if the dog owner lives alone or is alone at the
time. As a result of a
similar scenario, I designed and found a manufacturer for two products
that can assist the owners of giant breeds in transporting their injured
We provided each of our vets with the both
products for Christmas a few years ago, and they loved them.
One of our vets was here for a surgical procedure a few weeks ago
and asked about the products. He
said they had really been invaluable on numerous occasions.
This sling is designed to be used when a dog is down
and canít walk at all. The
sling has a weight capacity of over 300 pounds. It
is off-white in color and can be safely bleached.
This sling can be used by from one to four people to lift and
move the dog. When not in
use, the sling can be folded (folds to about the same size as a large
bath towel), and the poles can be stored anywhere (they are 4 feet
The sling is designed for use with either poles or
straps. The poles are
inserted into the side seams. There
are two grip sites on each side of the sling with cut outs for hand to
pole contact when lifting. Each
grip site also features a looped strap for lifting, so that the sling
can be used without the poles.
If the owner is alone and canít get assistance,
the dog can be rolled onto the sling; the poles can be inserted; and
then the owner can drag the dog to the car.
Once at the car, the poles can be removed and the straps are used
to get the dog into the vehicle. If
the owner has assistance, each person can take one side of the sling to
move the dog. If there are
several people, then each person can work a grip site.
If the dog requires surgery, it can be lifted onto
the surgery table with the sling, and the sling can be left under the
dog during the procedure. The
poles will weigh the sides down so that the sling will hang off of each
side of the surgery table, out of the veterinarianís way.
After surgery, the sling can be utilized to lift the dog off of
the table and place him on the floor.
The sling can be bleached to remove blood stains and to
generally sanitize it.
is about 5 inches by 24 inches with a
thirteen inch long loop at each end.
It is designed to comfortably support either the front or the
rear of a giant breed.
If a dog goes down in rear, just slip the sling
under the belly just in front of the hips and you can stabilize him with
the sling to get him to the car and into the vetís office.
If a dog has a front leg injury or function problem, just slip
the sling under the belly just behind the front legs to support and
stabilize him for movement to the vehicle or into the vetís office.
This sling can be used by one or two people.
The straps are long enough to permit them to be brought together
over the dog if a single person is assisting.
If there are two people assisting, one can work each side of the
This sling can also be used during breeding.
It can be placed under the bitches belly toward the tuck up after
the dog and bitch are tied to prevent her from sitting.
Body Sling Complete with 2 Support PolesÖ$110.00 + UPS
Full Body Sling Without Support PolesÖ$97.50 + UPS
SF-911SA: Semi Ambulatory Support SlingÖ$65.00 + UPS
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