picking up a dog with collapsed trachea
Hi folks. My 10 yr old chi, Zarita, has a problem with an enlarged heart pressing against her trachea. She eats on the dining room table (long story--old people and a puppy that didn't want to eat-so the table it was). She also gets her medication given to her there. Every time we pick her up, she coughs. Is there any way I can pick her up without touching her trachea/chest area? I wish there were stairs, but the table is way to high for doggy stairs. I think the coughing bothers me more than her though! I wish I could build a little elevator! Any thoughts?