Will my dog's wheelchair fit through doorways?
Yes, but it may take your dog time to learn how to navigate through the door frame while wearing the wheelchair. Observe and encourage your dog while they are mastering this skill.
Can my dog “do their business” while using their wheelchair?
Yes, your dog can pee and poop with minimal to no mess. The rear harness includes a reinforced channel to provide support and urinary direction for male dogs.
Can my dog sit or lay down in their wheelchair?
No, this wheelchair is for active use only. Be sure to provide your dog with a 15-minute break after approximately every hour of use.
Can my dog use their hind legs while in the wheelchair?
Yes, if your dog has movement in their hind legs then they should be left out of the foot straps. You can remove the foot straps from the frame if your dog won't be using them. If your dog's hind legs are paralyzed, use the foot straps to prevent injury.
How long will it take for my dog to get used to the wheelchair?
It depends on your dog. Some dogs will only take a few days, while others may require much longer. Patience, praise, and practice are crucial in helping your dog become comfortable with their wheelchair, treats may also help.
Can I leave my dog alone in their wheelchair?
No, never leave your dog unattended while using the wheelchair. They could potentially get caught on or trip over things, which might result in injury.
Will my dog be able to play with other dogs?
Absolutely! However, it may take other dogs time to get accustomed to your dog's wheelchair. Always observe your dog’s interactions with other dogs.
Can my dog use stairs while in their wheelchair?
No, your dog will not be able to safely ascend or descend stairs while in the wheelchair. Remove them from the wheelchair to assist them on the stairs.
Can my dog go into water, like pools, lakes, or streams while using the wheelchair?
No, the wheelchair is too heavy for your dog to swim with. Any currents could also cause your dog to tip over. Never let your dog enter a body of water while using the wheelchair.