Conditions for a Dog Wheelchair

Dog wheelchairs are an ideal solution for dogs with mobility problems.

This dog wheelchair can be sold, rented to clients who require it for short term use, or used on the premises for transporting and exercising an animal. If the clients wants to purchase one, they can either purchase it from your stock or order it online with your ID number.

Some of the conditions that may require the use of a dog wheelchair include:

Dogs in wheelchairs
 

  • Osteoarthritis – Dogs in wheelchairs with osteoarthritis may experience increased mobility, range of motion, decrease inflammation, and a decreased need for medications.
     
  • Hip dysplasia – increased mobility and comfort for dogs with DM.
     
  • Muscle injuries – speed healing, decrease inflammation, prevent scarring, restore normal function. When it is necessary to keep a dog off its back legs during a healing process, a dog wheelchair  may allow the animal to get exercise without further injury.
     
  • Back injuries – increased muscle support to prevent re-injury, manage pain and inflammation. For additional back support, a "Belly Belt" is used.
     
  • Spinal injuries/intervertebral disk disease – enables recovery, decreased spasticity; in some cases we have seen paralyzed and quadriplegic pets recover some use of their legs.
     
  • Spondylosis – manage pain, maintain flexibility and strength through exercise and free movement.
     
  • Arthrodesis (joint fusion surgery) - your pet learns to adapt more quickly
  • Joint replacements – improves coordination and strength
  • Fractures – faster recovery, prevents muscle contracture
  • Cruciate (ACL) injury – speed and improve recovery, decrease inflammation
  • Amputation – adaptation, build up of supporting muscles, management of pain and inflammation. Use of a dog wheelchair on an amputee dog protects the remaining leg.
     
  • Shoulder OCD – increased mobility, strengthening
  • Elbow dysplasia – increased mobility, strengthening, decreased inflammation 
  • Joint dislocation – strengthen supporting muscles and ligaments, decrease inflammation, prevent re-injury
  • Patellar luxation (knee cap dislocation) – strengthening, prevents re-injury
  • Tendon injury (e.g. biceps) – decrease inflammation, increase range of motion and strength
  • Peripheral nerve injury – speed recovery, adaptation, manage pain
  • Neuromuscular disease – strengthening, adaptation, pain management
  • Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE) – can hasten recovery, improve coordination
  • Degenerative myelopathy (DM) – helps to maintain muscle function and prolong life
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome (Lumbosacral Disease) – manages pain, maintains strength and function
  • Balance disorders – improves balance and coordination, decrease injury. The wheels can be adjusted so the dog is using his legs but, in the event of a spasm, will not fall.
     

  • Osteoarthritis
     
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Muscle injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal injuries/intervertebral disk disease
     
  • Spondylosis
  • Arthrodesis (joint fusion surgery) 
  • Joint replacements
  • Fractures
  • Cruciate (ACL) injury
  • Amputation
  • Shoulder OCD
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Joint dislocation
  • Patellar luxation (knee cap dislocation)
  • Tendon injury (e.g. biceps)
  • Peripheral nerve injury 
  • Neuromuscular disease 
  • Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE) 
  • Degenerative myelopathy (DM)
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome (Lumbosacral Disease) 
  • Balance disorders