Idea Exchange: Sack pricey slings by making your own


These D.I.Y. slings can help your patients with limited mobility.

We can thank some resourceful clients for inventing the inexpensive sling we use in our practice. When their 100-lb dog was recovering from hindlimb amputation surgery, our clients made a sling for it by cutting the sides out of a reusable grocery bag. These bags can be found at many stores for $1 or less, so they are easy to replace when the slings become soiled, lost, or damaged.

Dr. Tom Taylor

Waterloo, Iowa

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