A mixed breed using Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair
|Invented by||Mark C. Robinson|
Overview and construction
It is the first adjustable (contrary to custom made) dog wheelchair in the market designed to help pets with mobility problems including degenerative myelopathy, arthritis, paralysis, neurological disorders and others.
Neoprene or fabric harness is clipped to a frame. The frame is attached to wheels which replace the function of the rear legs, allowing the dog mobility. Wheels are interchangeable, so that the dog wheelchair can be used on different size dogs, or dogs that are growing. A knuckle mechanism allows to angle of the wheel to be changed based on the health of the animal, and for the dog wheelchair to fold flat for easy transportation.
- 2009, Award for Best Innovation in the category of animal health and integration of pets in society at Mascota Pet Festival & Expo, the biggest pet event in Spain.
- 2009, The silver Retailer Select Award from Pet Age magazine.
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