Dog Wheel Chairs How To

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Dog Wheel Chairs How To

by David Lambert

It is very common to see older persons in wheelchairs. Either is it also ordinary to see injured people and animals in them. But when you see dogs on their wheelchair, will it be common to you? Yes! You have read it right. Injured dogs also have their own particular wheelchair.

Almost any animal can use a wheelchair, but the most common user are the dogs. But this does not mean that it will be the end of the dog?s life. Wheelchairs are just to help them to move freely. However, there are still important reasons why dogs need wheelchairs and they are:

  • Cervical disc disease
  • Ruptured disc
  • Spinal lesion
  • Tumors
  • Ligament problems
  • Cancer
  • Severe leg weakness
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological disease

What are the common features of a dog wheelchair?

1. It has a lightweight frame

Most dog wheelchair is designed with the lightest materials possible. the majority of these weigh 50 percent lighter. Though it is light, it still has the ability to support even the larger dog breeds.

2. Wheels

There are different dog wheelchairs which has different wheels. In this way, it will not be difficult for a purchaser to choose which one is appropriate for his or her dog. Not only that, the wheels are also specialized for the easy maneuvering of the dogs in all types of territory.

3. Custom made

The wheelchair is made not only to fit the size of your dogs but also its lifestyle. Most dog wheelchair providers consider the kind of activities which dogs are normally engaged with. Normally, adjustments are easily performed in a dog wheel chair.

4. Harness

This can be useful in every movement of your dog. In fact, the harness can also be helpful even if the dog is not on the wheelchair.

Now, how will you purchase a dog wheelchair? Here are guidelines which you can use on how to purchase for it.

  • Understand the kinds of wheelchair available. Know the ways which they can be a great help to your dog. Choose a dog wheelchair which has all the features given above.
  • Measure your dog. Once you have already in mind which wheelchair to choose, you will have to fill up and complete the questionnaire and measurement given at the store. The measurements are essential and it should be done with extra attention.
  • You can start ordering the wheelchair. You do not have to worry since all the information you have given to the manufacturer is protected and safe.
  • If there seems to be a problem with your order, or if the manufacturer of the wheelchair has questions, they will directly call and discuss it with you. There will be times that they will ask for other information, movies, or sometimes a video of your dog. Again, you do not have to worry. The manufacturer is just doing their job properly.
  • Give your dog all the time to adjust. Though this is not very important, it still suggested that you let your dog get used to his or her new wheelchair.

Care for your dog since you do not know what he or she is feeling. Follow the guidelines given above and give your dog the comfort he or she needs.

Lastly, choose a wheelchair where he or she can be comfy. In that way you are already helping your dog to heal with no trouble and in a faster time.

David Lambert is a dog lover, positive dog training enthusiast and creator of

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