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Have you ever wondered if your dog needs a wheelchair? Many senior dogs and dogs with joint issues show signs of mobility issues later in life. If your pet is showing any changes in mobility or exhibits pain when walking, talk to your vet immediately. Your vet may recommend a wheelchair.
When you first learn your dog needs a wheelchair, it can seem overwhelming. There’s a lot to do, and many pet wheelchairs are expensive, but don’t fret. Buying a wheelchair for your dog can lengthen your pup’s quality of life, so investing in quality products is key. To help you with the transition, we’ve created a list of everything you should do or buy if your dog needs a wheelchair.
Key Wheelchair Features to Consider
Now that you know your dog needs a wheelchair, here are some key wheelchair features to help you select the best dog wheelchair for your pet:
Since dog’s come in all shapes and sizes, it’s important to choose one that can be sized to perfectly fit their needs.
The Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair is available in four frame sizes, Mini, Small, Medium and Large. And can accommodate pets as small as 2 lbs. and as large as 180 lbs. The Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair is fully adjustable with adjustments for width, height, and length.
The Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair frame is constructed of lightweight, durable aluminum. It’s light enough for even the smallest dogs to maneuver with ease and durable enough for your dog to hike up a mountain!
Size is especially important when dealing with large breed dogs. Custom carts can be too big or bulky to travel easily with. Some may not even fit into your car! Choose a wheelchair that can fold flat and easily packed.
Choosing the right wheels can be tough. Air tires or foam wheels? Both wheel styles work well and are great for different reasons. You want to select the wheel that’s the right fit for your (and your pup’s) lifestyle!
Foam Wheels: By far the most popular wheel type! They are made of a dense, rugged foam and are very durable. These wheels can’t be punctured and will never go flat. They are also durable enough to take on any terrain.
Air-Filled Tires: provide a more natural suspension and great for active dogs that like to run, hike and navigate over rougher terrain.
Hi HandicappedPets! I cannot begin to thank you enough for the wonderful Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair! Just one week ago, I was in tears thinking it was the end for my dog Barney. After months of progressive immobility from arthritis and hip dysplasia, his hind legs were so weak he was unable to walk or even go to the bathroom himself. We ordered his Walkin’ Wheels that same day and got it 2 days later! Today is day 5, and he has been on 4 long walks!
Due to his size, Barney cannot wear it in the house, but that’s ok because he gets to go for walks again. Every time I pull it out, Barney’s ears perk up, his tail starts wagging, and a huge smile comes across his face! I wanted to share some pictures and videos with you in hopes that it could inspire more pet parents to consider this wheelchair for their dogs! I’ve already been asked so many questions about it while walking Barney, and I endorse this product to anyone who will listen!! Thank you again for giving Barney his mobility and quality of life back!
We connected this week with Barney’s owner Amy when she shared the following happy update about her experience with the Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair through our Facebook page.
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Benefits of a Fully Adjustable Wheelchair
A fully adjustable wheelchair is going to be more versatile. And you might be able to use it for multiple dogs.
The Walkin’ Wheels features push button adjustability, allowing you to easily adjust the height, length and width, allowing you to fine tune the size to perfectly fit your dog! An adjustable cart gives your dog a customized fit without the custom price.
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