Why a drag bag is essential for a paralyzed dog

It is vitally important for a paralyzed dog or cat to be able to get the exercise they need and maintain as much independence as possible. A wheelchair is essential for your best friend to get out, enjoy their daily walk and play. But what does your pet use indoors or when your dog is not using his wheelchair? The transport bag is the ideal indoor mobility solution for paralyzed animals.

What is a dredge bag?

transport bag for paralyzed dog

The pet carrier helps paralyzed pets in two ways: by protecting them and helping them move around their home easily. When a paralyzed dog is not using his wheelchair, he spends a lot of time lying on the ground. Their only way to get around is by moving and dragging themselves on the ground. Carrying a carrier helps protect your dog’s chest, paws, and paws from abrasions that can occur when your paralyzed dog pulls himself across the room.

When you wear the drag bagyour paralyzed dog or cat can move with its front legs and drag its back legs behind it without injury.

Advantages of a dredge bag:

  • Preventing carpet burns and other injuries from dragging
  • Creates a barrier between your dog’s sensitive skin and the floor to protect your pet’s limbs from scrapes and carpet burns caused by moving across the floor.
  • The bag slides easily across the floor, encouraging your paralyzed pet to stay active inside the house.
  • The water-resistant material is easy to clean and can be worn with a diaper for incontinent pets.
  • The dog can lie down and rest when needed
  • Machine washable and air dry quickly
  • Easy to use, simply place your pet’s paws inside the protective bag, close the side zipper and secure it comfortably around the neck.
  • Includes mesh panel for ventilation and keeping pet cool

How to use the moving bag

Getting your paralyzed dog or cat ready for action and putting them in their Drag Bag is easy. Unzip the carrier, with the breathable mesh side up, and place your dog inside. Next, close the zipper and tabs and adjust the fluffy closure connecting strip for a comfortable, snug fit. It will keep your pet dry and comfortable and can also be used with a diaper if necessary.

Dog Carrier or Wheelchair – Which is Best for My Paralyzed Dog?

The short answer is that a paralyzed dog needs both a carrier and a dog wheelchair. Each mobility solution offers its own advantages and uses.

Ideal for indoor use – The Drag Bag

transport bag for paralyzed dog

It is important to allow your paralyzed dog to stay active inside. Smaller dog breeds can easily use their wheelchair indoors, but a larger dog may struggle around sharp turns and bump into walls while in their cart. The drag bag allows your dog to move around the house without getting injured. It also gives your dog the opportunity to lie down and rest when he needs it.

It is common for a paralyzed dog to also be incontinent. Unable to control their bladder, urine leaks and accidents occur. The drag bag is made from a water-resistant material that will help minimize messes and is roomy enough for your dog to wear a diaper or man scarf for added protection.

Ideal for Outdoor Use – Dog Wheelchair

A mobility cart is perfect for outdoor use. Your dog’s Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair is durable and designed to help your dog navigate terrain. The support of a dog wheelchair makes it easy for paralyzed dogs to enjoy their daily walk and run freely. Your dog’s wheelchair can take him almost anywhere! Dogs in wheelchairs can run on the beach, hike the mountains and explore with the same freedom as any other dog.

Recommended for a dog with hind limb paralysis – both

In many cases, a paralyzed dog will benefit from the use of a wheelchair and a carrier. The wheelchair is ideal for outdoors, while the carrier can be carried when your dog is not using their wheelchair. Many paralyzed dogs will use both mobility solutions depending on where they are and what activity they are doing. Remember that a paralyzed dog should never be left in a wheelchair all day. A carrier is the perfect solution for keeping your dog active (and comfortable) when he’s not using his cart.

Recommended for a dog with weak hind legs – Dog wheelchair

Drag Bag for paralyzed dog

Dogs with hind leg weakness who still retain mobility in their legs should be able to move them. In his dog wheelchair, a dog can still walk on all four legs and get the exercise he needs.

When using the wheelchair, your dog can pee or poop naturally (and cleanly) while in its wheels. If your dog needs to be able to go out and do his business, a dog mobility cart is the best choice for your pet.

Ideal for rehabilitation – Dog wheelchair

Canine rehabilitation plays a major role in the life and health of disabled dogs. Whether recovering from an injury or trying to maintain (or build) strength and muscle tone, a dog undergoing rehab should be able to stand and exercise. The dog wheelchair is an extremely important tool for your dog’s rehabilitation.

In addition to providing much-needed support, the dog wheelchair makes it easier for your dog to perform rehabilitation exercises and can help your dog stay active for longer periods of time.

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