Yes! We Make Dog Wheelchairs!
You Heard Right! We Make Dog Wheelchairs . . .
Whenever we tell people that our business is to make wheelchairs for paralyzed animals, we are inevitably asked to repeat that statement. People are sure that they have heard us incorrectly. Yes, we make dog wheelchairs.
In reality, dogs, cats, and many other pets don’t have the hang-ups that their human counterparts have about being disabled or in a wheelchair. In fact, the more handicapped your pet is, the more likely that it will readily take to a dog wheelchair. Many dogs don’t even realize that they are in a wheelchair. Others dogs look forward to getting into their dog wheelchair or dog cart just like seeing the leash to go for a walk before their mobility impairment.
But why do dogs need wheelchairs? There are many reasons that they may either lose their mobility in their front or back legs. Wheelchairs provide a great way for a dog with weakness or paralysis of the limbs that still has a good mental attitude to be mobile and remain man’s best friend.
Common reasons for dogs to need wheelchairs include:
- Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
- Ruptured discs
- Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
- Neurologic disease
- Fractured backs
- Fibrocartilagenous emboli (FCE)
- Traumatic injuries (e.g., hit by car, fall)
- Birth defects
- Rehab device after orthopedic surgery on hips, knees, or elbows.