We’ve been asked a lot lately, where can your wheelchairs go? Well, where does your dog like to play? That’s where our wheelchair can go. However, be careful of the steep inclines on hills. Whether ascending, descending, or side hilling, you’ll want to position yourself directly behind your dog and be able to grab hold of the top rear part of the frame to prevent tipping over backwards on the ascent, or tipping over sideways on a side hill. If your dog is descending a steep hill, then you need to be behind to help control speed. Safety first!
Do you live near a beach? All you have to do is take care of your wheelchair the same way you’d take care of any other equipment that you own that goes in salt water. Spray off the wheelchair with clean water when you get home. In addition, periodically put a few drops of 3 in1 oil in the wheel bearings. You can find this at any hardware store.
The frame is made of an aluminum that is stain resistant, so it will not rust from water. If oxidations occurs, the frame can be polished up quite easily with a fine grade steel wool. The wheels are also made with sealed bearings to make them water-proof as well. Just remember the oil every once in a while.
So whether it be over rocks, through streams, down the beach, or just in the backyard, your dog can be a dog again.
Stay tuned for information on skis that can be attached to the wheels of our wheelchairs! With this option, your dog will be mobile any time of year!
Our dog wheelchairs require very little maintenance. Once adjusted correctly, you shouldn’t have to adjust the chair again. Once the receptors on the shoulder bar are adjusted, and after we see photos, a dab of loc tite can be placed on the bolts to lock them in place. The only maintenance that you should have to do is place a little 3 in 1 oil in the wheel bearings if you spend a lot of time in the water. The aluminum frame is stain resistant. And any scratches on your wheelchair can be buffed out with a fine grade steel wool. The saddle and harness can be hand washed in cool water, mild soap. Hang to air dry. Depending on your dogs activity level, the saddle and harness, as well as tires might need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear. We are happy to offer these items at a discounted rate.
Hi…just wanted to let u know that we got bailey’s wheels today. This purchase was not an easy one for us financially but it was so very worth it. The chair looks very nice…great quality. we were very nervous to out Bailey in it because she hasn’t been off the floor in over a week but she did so well. She was mobile within a couple of minutes of being put in the chair. It was amazing and I cried almost the entire time she was up. It was just so great to see her up again and she was so excited. The only downfall is that she is driving me crazy wanting to be up…and I have to get up very early for work…ha ha. She was like a kid in a candy store…I an so happy and I can’t thank you enough for giving Bailey her mobility back! Thank u from the bottom of my heart…Mariasa Jennings
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