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Old 05-23-2017, 02:07 AM
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What do you guys think of slings like this to carry your chi in? I'm going on vacation soon and she'll be with me so I am wanting to buy some type of sling but I don't even know where to start.


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I actually have one a bit similar to the pink one. It actually has buckles that go around you. I couldn't find it on Amazon (I won it in a pet contest)
I did try it on and put my smallest Chi (Buddy Bear a 4 pounder) He actually seemed okay in it. We didn't go any where just at home but I personally didn't like it, felt weird. And haven't used it since.
I personally don't like the idea of a dog just hanging out in one of those. (Maybe one day I'll change my mind) But I do understand to some people it's useful especially like you said for vacation you want your baby to be as safe as possible.
I don't have much advice or really any experience with them.
Maybe someone else actually uses them more frequent.
But the sling/tote before the pink one is really cute
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Yeah I don't know how I feel about the pink one either. I feel like it would be uncomfortable but the reviews on amazon seemed pretty good. I just didn't know if anyone had any experience with them. I like the sling one but she will be maybe two pounds when I pick her up in a few weeks and I want her to be able to have her head out only cause it's going to be hot. I don't know if she would get too hot in one like that :/ ugh I am having such a time with this lol.


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That's a tought one.
I say keep looking on Amazon and drive yourself insane (lol) reading online reviews. Perhaps you'll eventually find a "perfect" one by ordering one and just trying it on.
I don't think PetSmart or PetCo carries them but maybe like a "fancy/upscale" boutique/ pet shop would carry them. And you could try them in store before purchasing one.
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I have had one of the legs-sticking-out style, and I wouldn't get one again. Dogs are not meant to be in that kind of position, and it can be a strain on them. I would get one that allows the pup to support its weight the way it wants to, including snuggling. I think a soft sling would fulfill that ideal, just get the pup used to it before using it for longer periods, of course. Also, you might prefer one that allows the pup to be completely hidden sometimes so it can rest from the continual admiration it is going to get!
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I have had one of the legs-sticking-out style, and I wouldn't get one again. Dogs are not meant to be in that kind of position, and it can be a strain on them. I would get one that allows the pup to support its weight the way it wants to, including snuggling. I think a soft sling would fulfill that ideal, just get the pup used to it before using it for longer periods, of course. Also, you might prefer one that allows the pup to be completely hidden sometimes so it can rest from the continual admiration it is going to get!


Yeah I seen a review the lady said it makes your dogs legs go to sleep so I instantly turned from the paws out. Do you think she'd be able to poke her head out of it? She will be very small maybe two pounds when I get her. I just want her to be comfortable.



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I would not trust the pink one to keep a tiny puppy safe. Coming from a mother who did lots of research about baby wearing, I am very aware of the security and safety of things like this. Personally, I would look into a more structured carrier, like a purse style or a structured cross-body bag, depending on your style.
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Yeah I meant to say I was wandering if the sling type would be too big for her to be able to poke her head out. I thought about the pink one but I definitely don't want that style. I feel it's dangerous to the puppy.


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