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Hi people need help on dog wheelchair

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Dave bass, Jun 6, 2018.

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  1. Dave bass

    Dave bass New Member Registered

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    Hi im after advice and recommendations for dog wheelchairs i have a boxer 40kgs who has three legs (back leg missing) please let me know who you think supplies the best quality dog wheelchairs and anything else you think
     
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    Could we have a bit more info? :)
    Why, specifically, does he need a wheelchair? - most dogs are mobile on 3 legs; I'm guessing there's a complication, perhaps a problem with the other hind-leg, or with an elbow or shoulder?

    Dogs carry 65% or more of their wt on their forehand, so loss of a front leg is more problematic than amputating a rear leg - that said, i've seen 2-legged dogs with diagonal leg amputations [1 fore, 1 rear] who could walk & even run.
    The bigger the dog, of course, the more awkward amputation is - a Dane or Bullmastiff will never get around 3-legged in the easy way a 20# dog of any breed or mix, does.

    thanks in advance,
    - terry

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    Also, what country do U call home? - most dog-wheelchairs are produced & sold domestically, as they're usually a custom prosthesis. Those not custom-made are also usually in-country sales only - export & shipping costs would make them unaffordable.
    Non-custom wheelchairs are made to a general pattern, in a range of sizes; the wheels or other mobility aids can vary across sizes. [For instance, toy-dogs with double amputations of both fore or both rear legs, often use a ball in place of wheels.]

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