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Wheelchairs for Pets

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

Recycled carts, rentals, and donations to rescues

Our mobility carts are so well made and durable that they are often in excellent condition when they are no longer needed by the original animal.  We receive requests for discounted carts on a daily basis from people with limited ability to pay for a new cart, and from rescue groups and humane organizations.   We… Read More

Adjustable Clinic Quad for Giant Dog’s Rehab

Bev Savoie, at New England Canine, an animal rehab center in East Longmeadow, MA referred Tank, a Giant Mastiff to us.  Tank is a big lazy dog, who following ventral slot surgery failed to get up on his feet again.  He spent an entire month at Tufts Veterinary Hospital, and finally was sent home with… Read More

An Adjustable Therapy Stand Can Take the Place of Hydro-therapy

One of the main reason underwater treadmill hydro-therapy is used in animal rehabilitation is that the water provides bouyancy for animals with weak or paralyzed limbs.  With the water holding the animal up, a canine rehab practitioner can stand or sit in the hydro unit and work the animals' legs to retrain their gait.  Underwater… Read More