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Wheelchair Recommendations

Post  ChiPugMom on 4/13/2012, 5:53 pm

Hi everyone. I suspect few of you know me because I rarely stop by anymore and never post just because I never have time to get on here but I am looking for some advice. My senior pug Herbie is at the point now where I think he'd benefit from a wheelchair. He can not walk well at all anymore and topples over due to his back end and with the weather about to get warmer, I really think he'd love to have a wheelchair and to be able to enjoy a bit of walking around. I don't know where to start in the wheelchair department and when I googled it I got a ton of responses. Anyone have experience with ordering one and if so, who did you use? I want it to fit him but I also like the idea of getting one that is adjustable so that it can be used for many years and other pugs - although I hope Herbie is around to use it for a long time too!

Herbie is probably about 14 now but other than his mobility issues, he's in good health. I'm not exactly sure of his age. He was a stray and has been with me almost 6 years and the shelther who turned him over to NIPRA thought he was about 10 yrs old then. I think he was younger but now he's quite the (cute) senior guy.

Thanks in advance for any advice you have to offer!



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Post  Rebecca and the Pugs on 4/13/2012, 6:58 pm

ChiPugMom wrote:Hi everyone. I suspect few of you know me because I rarely stop by anymore and never post just because I never have time to get on here but I am looking for some advice. My senior pug Herbie is at the point now where I think he'd benefit from a wheelchair. He can not walk well at all anymore and topples over due to his back end and with the weather about to get warmer, I really think he'd love to have a wheelchair and to be able to enjoy a bit of walking around. I don't know where to start in the wheelchair department and when I googled it I got a ton of responses. Anyone have experience with ordering one and if so, who did you use? I want it to fit him but I also like the idea of getting one that is adjustable so that it can be used for many years and other pugs - although I hope Herbie is around to use it for a long time too!
I have heard good things about Eddie's Wheels and K9 Carts. I think those are the names of the companies.

Herbie is probably about 14 now but other than his mobility issues, he's in good health. I'm not exactly sure of his age. He was a stray and has been with me almost 6 years and the shelther who turned him over to NIPRA thought he was about 10 yrs old then. I think he was younger but now he's quite the (cute) senior guy.

Thanks in advance for any advice you have to offer!



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Post  northernwitch on 4/13/2012, 7:43 pm

I can recommend Eddie's Wheels. It's what my canine physiotherapist uses always and she raves about the chairs and the customer service with Eddie's Wheels.
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Post  Rebecca and the Pugs on 4/13/2012, 9:43 pm

I don't know why I posted my comment in your quote. Geez. I am old. I have heard good things about Eddie's Wheels, and I think it is k9 Carts.
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Post  dieselsmom on 4/13/2012, 9:52 pm

I bought Kayla's cart from Dogonwheels. They had great customer service, prices were very reasonable (competitive with the other companies) and I believe her cart was adjustable to an extent.

I've heard plenty of really good things about Eddie's Wheels also.
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Post  northernwitch on 4/13/2012, 11:05 pm

The absolute MOST important thing about a wheelie for a dog is to get it professionally fitted. A badly fitting cart can do significant internal damage.
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Post  Rebecca and the Pugs on 4/14/2012, 9:17 am

northernwitch wrote:The absolute MOST important thing about a wheelie for a dog is to get it professionally fitted. A badly fitting cart can do significant internal damage.
I am terrible with measuring anything!! I would never trust my measurements.
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