Many pets have become paralyzed due to accidents or have developed arthritis due to old age. Like many friends of the writer of this article, there are many dog owners who are not aware of dog prosthetics like dog wheels that can help your dog move around again on its own.
It was not even a year ago when my pet dog spotty’s life turned upside down. An accident just across the road from our home trying to chase down a cat had left him crippled.
How much I must have cursed the poor soul for having put himself and me in such a situation. For days, Scooby would sit in a corner and sulk and I felt so helpless looking at his immobility. While switching channels one evening, I happened to come across this commercial on television that endorsed dog wheels. Until then, I was not aware of the existence of such a contraption.
After noting down the address and contact details of the manufacturer, I immediately contacted my dog’s vet to get more details about dog wheels, its usefulness and affordability. The amount of information I gathered was unbelievable and I was wondering why someone hadn’t told me about wheelchairs for dogs earlier. For all those helpless souls like me out there who own a dog, this piece of information is going to help you tremendously.
First of all, if you think your dog’s life is over because of a leg injury or illness or paralysis, start thinking again. You very much have hope for your pet. Dog wheels can turn the life of your beloved pet overnight and can restore his or her mobility once again. Your dog can definitely improve its quality of life by using a wheelchair. There are a number of websites that offer valuable information about handicapped pets and the kind of support and resources that are available to alter their lives. In case you have an elderly dog or a crippled dog which has lost its mobility, these sites give you all the advice and data about wheelchairs and their uses.
Besides dog wheels, other products like leg splints, collars and pill dispensers are available to treat your dog’s arthritis related issues. Websites also demonstrate the use of products with the help of videos and photographs. There are different kinds of wheelchairs for different needs. From front wheel carts to rear wheels to four wheeled carts, the market caters to all kinds, including accessories like harness, counterbalances, etc. It is just a matter of finding out the exact needs of your dog after assessing its condition.
Try not to rush into anything when you are desperate for dog wheels. Seek guidance and advice from people who have been through it before buying a wheelchair for your dog.
There is plenty of information on the Internet about dog wheels and other prosthetic that can help an injured or old dog regain some of its lost dignity and liveliness. You can find out about the various options you have or talk to your vet and see what he or she advises you to buy.