Bailey Dog Chair

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Project by handmadewithashley posted 02-07-2019 03:19 AM 1547 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently built a Bailey Chair for dogs suffering from Megaesophagus.

Dogs with megaesophagus have an enlarged esophagus. This makes swallowing food difficult. Eating while in an upright position helps and the task of keeping the dog vertical is easier when the dog is sitting in a Bailey chair.

Adam, over at Lazy Guy DIY, has put together a great tutorial on how to build the Bailey Dog Chair. I followed his instructions with very few modifications.

I made a companion blog post about my build. You can read it here. Thanks for checking out my project!

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley,,

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#1 posted 02-07-2019 04:09 AM

Bless you… anyway we can to help our “fur babies” is wonderful..

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 02-07-2019 02:52 PM

thats a great help for the little guy,something most would never think of glad you understood the problem and were able to help.ive never heard of it before.nice work ashley.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 02-07-2019 02:53 PM

Thanks for sharing this. I didn’t know anything about it. Seems like a good solution.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 02-07-2019 03:13 PM

build quality it top notch and for such a deserving companion

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#5 posted 02-07-2019 04:04 PM

At first glance I wondered why in the world would a dog need a chair. After reading your post I realised that you are a caring dog owner, so I congratulate you on a very nicely done project and your dog on having a wonderful owner!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-08-2019 08:31 AM

Thats brilliant, great stuff, I wouldn’t mind building one of those for myself, Maybe it would make me eat slower!!!!!

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#7 posted 02-08-2019 03:16 PM

To cute, love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 02-08-2019 03:57 PM

learned something new today thanks Ashley … when i first looked at picture i thought really a high chair for a dog ..but as i read this story I realized even our poor best friends suffer … they just cant verbally tell us but they do if we listen carefully thanks for building this wonder aid to help our best buddies eat :<))))))))))))))))))))))))) A VERY VERY GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#9 posted 02-17-2019 11:17 PM

thanks everyone! :)

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley,,

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#10 posted 02-18-2019 05:37 PM

Built one for a friends American Boxer a few years back, but nowhere near the furniture quality of yours. Very nice!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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