Ruff Rollin' Blog: | Archive for June, 2011
June 29th, 2011
June 21st, 2011

Wiley, an 8 year old Corgi, and Taya, a 2 year old Siberian Husky have taken to their wheelchairs and here are two great videos and testimonies from their owners! Check em out! Follow these links below to watch their happy faces move!

Taya, Siberian Husky, 2 years old, was taken in a seizure from an animal hoarder who has subsequently charged with animal cruelty, neglect, etc. She is a two year old three legged little angel. She is missing her left forefoot and her right forefoot is clubbed. The Vet assumes she was born without her left forefoot. In order to compensate for her missing forefoot she has developed a luxating patella on her left hind leg. She is having a lot of trouble walking and as a result the Vet suggested we pursue surgery on her left hind leg sooner rather than later.

 

Wiley, Corgi, 8 years old, was also rescued at 70 lbs! He now weighs 50 lbs, and his owner says, “This is our chubby, old corgi Wiley chasing a 2 year old Australian cattle dog. He’s never moved this fast before.”

 

June 17th, 2011

We are very proud of the performance of this soft, flexible, and very supportive sling. This is the most comfortable saddle in the industry. Prevents swaying, and if fitted properly, prevents the ever frustrating sores in the groin area!

We strongly believe this is the most important component of the wheelchair, as this is what comes in contact with your dog.  Therefore, each support sling is custom made one at a time for each dog.  Our hybrid support sling combines the benefits of a closed cell foam leg ring, which provides great pelvic support, with the comfort and flexibility of a soft, durable, neoprene. This hybrid support sling greatly benefits dogs with some remaining mobility, as well as being supportive enough for dogs that have lost complete use of the rear legs. This saddle is a soft saddle. However, it is very sturdy and supportive, providing the same support as other “riged” designs, but with much more comfort. There is added reinforcement sewn all the way under the pelvic floor region that acts like the “solid leg ring” in the riged designs, but gives slight flexibility, for added comfort. The added support sewn in place, in conjunction with the super thick, 4 mm neoprene, and the padded leg holes, make this the most comfortable and first of it’s kind in the industry. Most importantly, the attachment system that we have put in place limits the “swinging” that can occur with some of these soft neoprene saddles on the market.

 

 

June 17th, 2011

“Mojo” attachment system, named after one of our first, very brave, clients. The “Mojo” attachment system is placed on wheelchairs for the younger, fearless dogs, over 80 lbs. It is a very sturdy 1″ strap. The smaller dog wheelchairs will come with the standard .70 strap.

June 17th, 2011

 

 

We strongly believe this is the most important component of the wheelchair, as this is what comes in contact with your dog.  Therefore, each support saddle is custom made one at a time for each dog.  Our hybrid support saddle combines the benefits of a closed cell foam leg ring, which provides great pelvic support, with the comfort and flexibility of a soft, durable, neoprene. This hybrid support saddle greatly benefits dogs with some remaining mobility, as well as being supportive enough for dogs that have lost complete use of the rear legs. This saddle is a soft saddle. However, it is very sturdy and supportive. The attachment system that we have put in place limits the “swinging” that can occur with some of these soft neoprene saddles. In addition, we have added support sewn in place in conjunction with the super thick, 4 mm neoprene. This is the first support system of its kind in the industry.

We have had many compliments on the functionality of this support saddle. Dogs that have developed sores in other support systems have healed dramatically when placed in this very forgiving and supportive saddle.

Mechanical Closure System

 

It doesn’t get any more clear than this!

Easy to use, very durable mechanical closure system used to attach support saddle to the frame of the wheelchair. This is a super nice button release system. These straps and buckles will NOT break. These were originally designed for snow board bindings, so they will withstand very cold and warm climates. The push bottom system allows for easy on and off. No more tricky side squeeze buckles. No more phone calls for replacement parts. This system has also been designed to attach the support saddle to the frame in a flexible, but sturdy fashion. The straps are super strong and stiff, limiting the “swinging” motion that can occur in a lot of other soft support saddle systems. This limited swinging prevents tipping over, wobbling, and of course, keeps your dog in a stable position in the wheelchair during motion.

 

 

 

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