A mixed breed using Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair
|Invented by||Mark C. Robinson|
|Company||Walkin' Pets by HandicappedPets.com|
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 more.
Neoprene or fabric harness is clipped to an aluminum 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 sized dogs, or dogs that are growing. A knuckle mechanism allows the 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. The wheelchair comes in blue, pink, or camouflage in sizes Small, Medium, and Large, and in December 2016, the company launched a size Mini (in blue) to accommodate very small animals between 2-10 lbs.
- 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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