Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby D2Cat » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:57 pm

Might go to ebay or amazon and look for "dog sling lift". You'll find several choices of aids for you to help your dog.

http://www.orvis.com/p/dog-lift/2H9Z?item_code=2H9Z0853&adv=127748&cm_mmc=plas-_-Dogs-_-2H9Z-_-127748&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-7iA7N3s1wIVE57ACh3Fgw13EAQYAyABEgKh-PD_BwE
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby greybeard » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:21 pm

Mine's not anywhere near that capable yet.
I started building his 'wheelchair' today..one that will support him but force him to use his rear legs some too.
I've been helping him along with a fleece lined saddle girth (some call it a girt) and just holding his hind qtrs up by the D rings on the girth, but it's hard on my back.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby greybeard » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:39 pm

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Wife took him for a walk this afternoon, about 1/8th mile in his 'wheelchair' and he only stopped once or twice.

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The 'wheelchair' gives him support in the back but makes him use his rear legs too, and it's working. He can now walk by himself for about 30-40' at a time, sometimes more before having to sit down, but he hardly ever just scoots along with his rear leg folded under anymore.

I think he's going to be ok, and glad of it. Getting tired of picking him up every evening or everytime it starts to rain and carrying him up the steps to the porch. He weighs 60 lbs now.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:48 pm

greybeard wrote:Image



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Wife took him for a walk this afternoon, about 1/8th mile in his 'wheelchair' and he only stopped once or twice.

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The 'wheelchair' gives him support in the back but makes him use his rear legs too, and it's working. He can now walk by himself for about 30-40' at a time, sometimes more before having to sit down, but he hardly ever just scoots along with his rear leg folded under anymore.

I think he's going to be ok, and glad of it. Getting tired of picking him up every evening or everytime it starts to rain and carrying him up the steps to the porch. He weighs 60 lbs now.

Excellent news, thanks for the report.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby Bigfoot » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:16 pm

That's awesome. Good man.
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Postby wbvs58 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:45 am

GB, does he look forward to being put in the cart so he can go for a walk?

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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby greybeard » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:40 am

Sometimes, ..sometimes when I bring the cart,he gets up on his back feet and walks by himself a few dozen feet and sits back down.
Once in the cart tho, he seems happy to be there, just doesn't like being picked up and strapped to it to begin with.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby jltrent » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:38 am

Nice wheelchair you made. Is your dog continuing to improve as I noticed it had been a few days since you had reported. Good looking dog and about the size I like.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby greybeard » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:03 am

Dog hasn't needed the wheelchair in 2-3 days now.
Limps some, and has trouble getting up, but I heard barking day before yesterday and he was way out on the other side of the pasture walking behind, my other dog. He's getting stronger/better every day it seems.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby dun » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:36 am

greybeard wrote:Dog hasn't needed the wheelchair in 2-3 days now.
Limps some, and has trouble getting up, but I heard barking day before yesterday and he was way out on the other side of the pasture walking behind, my other dog. He's getting stronger/better every day it seems.

That is fantastic news.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby greybeard » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:51 pm

"Dang right I can walk!"
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Getting better every day.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:39 pm

Terrific.

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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby dun » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:02 pm

Our old Becky dog learned to stand up by just walking forward with her front legs and sort of pivoted onto the rears. She could run but she hopped with the hind legs together. Only real issue she had was if she tried to turn sharp while she was running her butt would fall to the side. She would turn her head and just glare at her butt, then start the walking with the front end deal and get back up
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby D2Cat » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:03 pm

It's amazing what some therapy will do. That is fantastic. Your devise provided enough support for movement, but required some effort on his part.
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Re: Anyone ever put a dog on wheels?

Postby greybeard » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:32 pm

Unfortunately, he died in his sleep Wed night on the front porch. Dunno why, as I saw him running across the pasture late Wed chasing after a squirrel like nothing wrong and he came on up to the house and ate as always.
Gonna miss this one. He was full of heart for sure.
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