Didn’t Find the Perfect Dog Wheelchair For You?
Learn more about how to find the right dog wheelchair below.
What Type Of Dog Wheelchair Should You Get?
From hikes through the park to walks down the street, or even a bathroom break, wheelchairs can help senior dogs regain their mobility. It’s heartbreaking for owners to see their dogs lose their ability to run and play.
However, a dog wheelchair provides an ingenious solution to assist your dog in physical activities. Dog wheelchairs are available in various sizes to fit all breeds, from a small pug to a large Great Dane.
The frame should feature lightweight materials and ergonomic design, its the centerpiece of the wheelchair. A collapsible frame allows for easy stow and storage in your car on the way to the park, and simple assembly when it’s time to go for a walk.
Durability and quality of materials should be top of the list of concerns for your dog’s wheelchair. The price tag shouldn’t be the most attractive feature of the product you’re interested in buying.
A well-built wheelchair will last your dog for the rest of their life. When they pass, you can fetch a considerable resale price for the chair online, or pass it on to someone else’s dog.
The front harness slips over the shoulders. Neoprene pads provide comfort, without limiting the range of motion, or placing unnecessary pressure on the shoulders. The rear harness features rugged stitching and a fixed padded seat made from neoprene and nylon. The design of the chair allows your dog to relieve themselves without you unstrapping them from the seat.
Look for a wheelchair with lightweight composite wheels. Soft rubber tires reduce vibration to the harness and ensure a comfortable ride for your dog. For offroad walks through hiking trails or the park, choose knobbly tires to grip the surface. If you walk your dog on the road or sidewalk, smooth rubber tires are the best option as they reduce friction.