What kind of cart should I get for dog with Degenerative Myelopathy?
We recommend our variable axle cart for dogs with DM. This axle allows caregivers the ability to change the balance of the cart to compensate for increasing weakness as the disease progresses forward. All the owner has to do is move the wheels forward on the axle assembly and adjust the support strap. Any standard cart can be upgraded to a variable axle cart. When ordering a cart, always ask us to check our stock of used carts to see if we have one that will fit your dog.
Notice the position of the wheels on the axle assembly. As Elliott’s front legs weaken, additional weight can be taken off his front end by moving the wheels forward on the axle assembly.
The following video shows all the stages of Degenerative Myelopathy and what we have to offer to assist dogs and their caregivers throughout the progression of the disease.
Appears in: About Dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy