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Posted: 03/09/06 01:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My furbaby is @ 7 years old but is losing the use of his hind legs because of Pattelar Luxation (knee cap won't stay in place and legs buckle)he's high risk for surgery because of seizures. Anyway I was wondering if anyone had ever made one of those cart like devices with wheels to keep the dog mobile. I looked them up on the internet and they run @ $300. I think I could get someone to make one for a lot less. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted: 03/09/06 02:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did a quick search and came up with a couple of options and boy those prices do vary.......

Pet Mobility Aids

Doggin Wheels

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How to make a homemade cart

I hope this helps you and your furkid!!

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You can find them for about half that price on Ebay. Check here:

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I've always wondered how the dog can lie down in one of these devices? Do you just put them in it when they need to go for a walk or do their business? Hope you furkid can find some assistance.

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We had a German Shephewrd furchild in a doggy wheelchair for quite a few years. They only use it when walking, as they can not lie down with it. You need to put them in, but it was easy for us, even with a 100# baby. It is easier for two people, as one can lift the dog while the other moves in the wheelchair. Note that fitment is very important, so a cheap one may be worth just what you pay for it. If you can get a nice one for $300, I'd just get it, that seems pretty cheap to me. Also if you plan to walk on grass, or even trails, get the largest wheels you can find.

Hope your baby likes it, ours sure did.

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You people are Saints to provide for your incapacitated pets this way. On page 59 of the Best Friends Magazine this month is a picture of a "wheelchair" that looks like it could be built from some wheels and PVC pipe. I would like to recommend this organization that we visited on a trip through Utah and have been a member for several years. The magazine itself is worth a $30.00 donation. Of course more is always appreciated.. Check it out at WWW.bestfriends.org Animal rescue group

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If you want something you can use to walk your dog and allow the dog to do its business, try this link for harnesses.

We use this for our wobbly scotties.


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handicappedpets.com has a lot of different things that might work for you.

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Do get your furbaby a wheelchair.
My Willie has been using a wheel chair since 1995. It was custom made for him, the guy took his measurements and constructed his wheels that allow him to go anywhere he wants, except under coffee tables. Yes, you have to put your doggie in it and the one i have allows Willie to lay down on his tummy.....his legs are short.
It will allow your furbaby to get out and about and be a dog
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My furbaby "Sable" is a 4 yr old cocka-poo that has had a fluxating patella since birth and has always gone down the stairs lifting her hind right leg. Now she is having problems standing after a little or long rest, only it's the other leg (left) that won't hold any weight. We have to carry her up and down the stairs, onto the bed at night and now into whatever room we are in. Once she gets going it takes her about 5 min to walk somewhat normal. Is this what your dog is doing, I was thinking maybe arthritis or hip dysplasia.


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