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Wheelchairs for Pets

Nutmeg, A Yellow Lab Hits His Stride!

My name is Pat Butterfield and I have been asked by Leslie G to  contribute as a guest blogger.   I recently moved to this area as a semi-retiree and was hoping to find a meaningful way to occupy some of my now free time, having run my own business for 15 years. After meeting Leslie… Read More

Customized carts offer solutions for animals with unique disabilities

Little Gus, a 3 lb. chihuahua was shaken by the neck by a husky and rendered quadriplegic.  But he and his family did not give up on him.  Time is a great healer, and once Gus was past the crisis in his injuries, his family went looking for a mobility aid that would support his… Read More

Farm Animals Rehabilitate in Wheelchairs too!

When Sheila, the farm manager of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary called us to help them with Summer, a sheep disabled due to meningeal worms, we were grateful that we had spent a year providing wheelchairs to Spin, another disabled sheep.    Summer arrived here with a full fleece, over four inches thick, but she was due… Read More

Dachshunds are natural dog wheelchair drivers

If ever there was a breed of dog who could take credit for the invention of the dog wheelchair, it would have to be the dachshund.  We've seen photos of dachshunds in wheeled carts that date back to the 1930's.  Because their long back backs and short legs create stress on that fulcrum between the… Read More

IVDD dogs can become “Spinal Walkers” in dog wheelchairs

We always expect dogs with paralysis due to intervertebral disc disease to improve over time with the aid of a dog wheelchair.  Our carts support on the pelvic floor and being built custom, and close to their body, the siderails keeps their spines in good alignment, minimizing ataxia and wobbliness.  Dachsunds maintain good core stength… Read More