Do-it-yourself (DIY) Dog Wheelchairs - Worth the Effort?
We are always at a loss as to how we should advice owners who have exhausted their resources paying for veterinary care and find the cookie jar empty when they need to buy a cart. There are several websites that advocate do-it-yourself (DIY) dog carts. As big fans for Home Depot and Lowe's, we certainly try the DIY angle ourselves often. But is a DIY cart a cost savings or a headache?
It isn't hard to find a number of DIY websites for dog wheelchair designs. Several come up immediately in google, yahoo, or bing search engines. Although K-9 Cart Company East owns the first patent on dog wheelchairs, as long as you are building a dog wheelchair for your own use rather than starting up a business, you probably aren't violating copyright and patent law. Whew! But almost all these sites are variations of the same design despite what they say.