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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Wheelchair and or hip brace

Am looking into a wheelchair or cart and/or some type of hip brace..Anyone have any used ones or ideas?

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Am looking into a wheelchair or cart and/or some type of hip brace..Anyone have any used ones or ideas?

Are you looking for one to help her walk or just get up and down?

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This is the best deal we found on carts.

WHEELCHAIRS FOR DOGS: providing mobility for dogs with hind leg disabilities you measure the dog and it's built to that specific dog.
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Have you actually used one or know someone who has?

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I want one to help her walk..She is awesome about just letting me help her up..thats not a problem. She is HARD HEADED and determined to walk--even try and run--and her legs just can't do it anymore-----The only hip brace I can find that offers support is here--http://www.seniorpetproducts.com/product/orthopedic-brace-hip-p1423.html

Im just afraid to spend that money on a cart or chair and her hate it and not use it.....

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What is the medical diagnosis for the inability to walk?
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Of course I used one or I wouldn't know where to find one at a decent price.
They are one of the best quality for the money.
It is custom built for that specific dog.

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Hi MistysMom

We had one for our 14yr old bitch about 7 years ago. I think it was the Doggon. It did the job ok, but it was bulky and wheels were huge. It was also difficult to get the correct size, so we had to return it twice before they got it right.

I like the look of this one.

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This is the best deal we found on carts.

WHEELCHAIRS FOR DOGS: providing mobility for dogs with hind leg disabilities you measure the dog and it's built to that specific dog.

Another vote for Dewey's. My last German Shepherd (RIP) Genesis got DM at age 10. The wheelchair was well made and pretty light. It took a little while for him to get used to it. The dog if he still has some use of his legs can still put them down in the cart and walk while in the cart. Or if/when the hind legs don't work any more there are straps so the legs are held up and won't drag. The harness is also adjustable to get the right height. But you do need to send them correct measurements....

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Dewey's is not a big corporation or anything, we called and spoke to the man personally, and he instructed us on how to measure the dog. The cart arrived about a week later.
From day one he acted like it wasn't even there, but he was virtually completely paralyzed. I say virtually because after 4mos. in the cart he started walking and hasn't used it since.
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