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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.
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.
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!
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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.
Can My Dog Go to the Bathroom in a Wheelchair?
Yes, your dog can relieve themselves while using their Walkin’ Wheels! Both male and female pets can pee and poop freely while using their wheelchair.
Rear leg rings support your pet from underneath. And are positioned for your pet to comfortably relieve themselves. For dogs with a long tail, simply place your dog’s tail over the back bar of the wheelchair to keep it from being soiled.
Not only can they go to the bathroom while using their Walkin’ Wheels, but it may help them to go! Injured and disabled dogs tend to be less active which can impact their internal functions. Once they are in their wheelchair, they are standing upright and moving more. This encourages their body to function correctly and relieve themselves more naturally.
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