What is a Bailey chair for a dog? A Bailey chair is a piece of equipment designed to help dogs with megaesophagus. These dogs have a weakness in their gullet (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach) which means food tends to collect there and not pass down into the gut.
Why does a dog need a Bailey chair? A Bailey chair is a specially designed chair that allows the dog to sit upright (like a begging position) while eating. Always keep them in the vertical position for at least 10 to 30 minutes to allow all the food to make its way into the stomach.
Does megaesophagus go away? There is no cure for megaesophagus in dogs and cats. Still, the condition may be manageable. Treating megaesophagus means treating the underlying cause (if there is one). It also means treating any conditions caused by the megaesophagus (like aspiration pneumonia).
Do dogs sit or stand in a Bailey chair? Defining Tasks. A Bailey chair isn’t so much a chair, as a tall thin box which the dog enters to sit supported in an upright position. The front is hinged to form a door and with this closed, the dog has no option but to adopt an upright posture with his paws hooked over the top ledge of the door.