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Best Friend Mobility Elite Wheelchair, XX-Small Dog, 8-11" Tall

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Description

Help your best buddy get around with the Best Friend Mobility Elite Dog Wheelchair. Offering rear leg support, this wheelchair includes a deluxe neoprene rear harness for total comfort, while giving him independence and freedom to roam. It also features padded shoulder support and an adjustable neoprene shoulder harness to help bear the weight, plus a fixed padded seat so he’s always steady. The Swiss bearings offer a smooth ride, and the all-terrain pneumatic wheels mean he never has to miss a single adventure—because there’s no reason he can’t enjoy life to the fullest!

Key Benefits
  • Rear support wheelchair made from a lightweight and adjustable non-rust aluminum frame. Easy assembly!
  • Features all-terrain pneumatic wheels and waterproof Swiss bearings for a smooth and steady ride.
  • Easy, clip-on rear harness and triple-thronged adjustable shoulder harness provide comfort and support.
  • Use for assisted walking or full rear leg support with zero rear leg weight bearing. Allows for bathroom use.
  • For conditions including hip dysplasia, arthritis, neurological problems, fractured spine or back, rear amputation or injury.
What's Included

These parts come pre-assembled: Cart Frame Assembly, Left and Right Wheel Assemblies, Rear Leg Straps, Front Harness, Hex Wrench.

Precautions

Pets should never be left unsupervised in their wheelchairs.

How To Measure Your Pet

Please make sure to always measure your pet. The recommended breed is just a suggestion, as breed sizes can vary.

  • Measure your pet from the floor at the back paw straight up to the top of the back, not over the top.
  • Please have a helper hold your pet up while you measure.
  • Have your pet in a normal standing position.
Size Pet Height Recommended Breed
XX-Small 8 to 11 inches Yorkie, Chihuahua, Maltese, Poodle, Papillon, Shih Tzu, Griffon, Pomeranian, Japanese Chin, Chinese Crested, Pekingese, Havanese, Dachsund, and many others.

For pets without the use of their hind legs: while standing still on a level surface, the height of the wheelchair should be set so that the shoulders and hips are even. Please note that when your pet is walking or running, their backs will not stay even due to their movement.

For pets with the use of one or both their hind legs, the wheelchair height needs to be set so that their paws are able to lightly graze the ground and provide them with enough traction to push off with the rear paws.

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  • Item Number
    112785
  • Dimensions
    12 x 6 x 3 inches
  • Weight
    3.0 pounds
  • Brand

    Best Friend Mobility

  • Breed Size

    Extra Small & Toy Breeds

  • Material

    Aluminum

Instructions

Keep the Best Friend Mobility wheelchair clean. Wipe down aluminum surfaces with warm, soapy water using a soft cloth such as a microfiber or cotton rag. Rinse and dry.

Check the bolts and screws frequently; retighten if loose. Adjust or tighten loose straps as well.

Remember to hose or wipe down tires to keep them from tracking dirt.

Wash the sling, harness, and straps in cool, soapy water and hang them to dry. Opting for a perfume-free detergent will help your pet avoid skin irritation. You may want to try odor neutralizers (homemade or storebought) to counter any smell that may remain in the harness.

Size

Please make sure to always measure your pet. The recommended breed is just a suggestion, as breed sizes can vary.

How To Measure Your Pet

  • Measure your pet from the floor at the back paw straight up to the top of the back, not over the top.

  • Please have a helper hold your pet up while you measure.

  • Have your pet in a normal standing position.

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Size Pet Height Recommended Breed
XX-Small 8 to 11 inches Yorkie, Chihuahua, Maltese, Poodle, Papillon, Shih Tzu, Griffon, Pomeranian, Japanese Chin, Chinese Crested, Pekingese, Havanese, Dachsund, and many others.

For pets without the use of their hind legs: while standing still on a level surface, the height of the wheelchair should be set so that the shoulders and hips are even. Please note that when your pet is walking or running, their backs will not stay even due to their movement.

For pets with the use of one or both their hind legs, the wheelchair height needs to be set so that their paws are able to lightly graze the ground and provide them with enough traction to push off with the rear paws.

FAQ

How will putting my pet on a wheelchair improve his or her health?

Getting your dog on a wheelchair can help improve many aspects of your pet’s life tremendously. At the forefront are the more obvious physical benefits, your pet will be able to move around, toughen its remaining functional limbs, and fight the other signs of deterioration by improving overall health.

Then, there is also the emotional health aspect. Being unable to move around and feeling helpless is a sure downer, especially for once highly active pets. Giving your pet a chance to walk, run, play, and socialize will do wonders for your pet’s attitude and outlook, which in turn will reflect on his or her physical well-being as well.

How long will it take for my pet to get used to the wheelchair?

Every pet is different. Some pets take to mobility aids the almost instantly while others will need a bit more time to get used to the idea and the actual physical sensation of being on one.

Many other factors such as a pet’s age, the condition it suffers from, general health and strength, and even personality can determine the length of time a pet will take to get comfortable in a wheelchair. Observe you pet closely and follow the notes on the manual.

Can my pet go down steps while on a wheelchair?

Yes. Your pet can go up and down some steps with help and supervision.

How long can my pet stay in the wheelchair?

If your pet is just starting out on a wheelchair, we recommend short durations to get them used to being on one and to strengthen their forelegs. The basic regimen is a 10-minute session of walking while on the wheelchair over a hard surface, twice a day for the first few days. You can increase the sessions to three times a day once your pet has adapted. As your pet develops more strength, you can extend the time it spends on the wheelchair based on its stamina.

An important thing to keep in mind is that pet wheelchairs are not intended for use for long durations. Make the most out of them for your pet by using the wheelchairs for trips outside, playing, socialization, and exercise. After plenty of activity, your pet will most likely be ready to rest and relax at home and off the wheelchair. You also get your pet on the wheelchair more often in a day if he or she needs it.

Can my pet relieve himself/herself while in the wheelchair?

Yes. Our wheelchair is designed in a way that will not hamper your pet’s ability to relieve itself. Being on the wheelchair and going for a walk also reinforces their “bathroom” schedule.

Will a wheelchair-bound dog be able to interact with other healthy dogs?

Definitely. Socialization is one of the key benefits in getting a handicapped pet a wheelchair. While non-wheelchair dogs may be uneasy around a wheelchair in the beginning, they soon get over it and get down to the business of playing.

Can the wheelchair be used in various terrains?

You can your take your wheelchair-bound pet to a grassy park, the beach, pebbly lakesides, or tramping in snow. Just keep in mind that supervision is key particularly in rougher terrains as bumps and ruts can tip the wheelchair over.

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  • We like it

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    Works great. Our 2 year old chaweenie recently became paralyzed & as soon as we put her in it, it was as if nothing was wrong! She gets around smoothly without any problems. Putting together wasn’t hard either! She’s 9 inches tall in the back end, 7 pounds. The xxs was perfect for her.

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  • Not the experience I thought

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    The wheelchair was easy enough to put together I guess, but my dog has a tough time with it. He goes backwards, he fights me to get in it, and it doesn’t seem to help him. The back part where the legs are supposed to go, it is not clear how you’re supposed to put it on your dog or where the legs are supposed to go. There is not a picture in the instructions of a dog in it, it is just words about how you’re supposed to use it but no visuals which is really problematic. I’m thinking about returning it.

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  • This wheelchair needs to be reworked

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    This wheelchair has a fatal flaw which made me send it back. The two stabilizing bars at the back of the large size wheel chair are suppose to be positioned with rubber rings. Rubber bands would have been better. The wheel nearly fell off when the rings fell off.

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  • Awesome!!!

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    Came super fast and the directions were waaaay better than petsmart. I thought petsmart was cheaper so I ordered there first, but found out I ordered wrong size and chewy is cheaper so I returned order from petsmart and ordered chewy and the packaging from chewy is way better and the instructions. My dog does so well in it. Thank u chewy!!

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  • Excellent experience

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    Dealing with Chewy has been one of the best on line purchase experiences I've had in over 10 years. The folks are friendly and quick to provide answers and solutions. The product (we ordered a wheelchair for our dog) is of excellent quality. We are recommending them to our friends and to our veterinarians.

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  • don't waste your money

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    it is cheap and already falling apart. cheaply made and I wish I would have gotten another one

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  • Really great chair

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    My beagle does really well in this chair. I had minor problems with assembly. The directions really need to be updated. I have no problems getting my beagle into the chair by myself. One thing I was surprised at is how relatively easy the wheels cut through snow. The best news is that my dog, after using the chair for support, is actually walking on his own now. He went from zero use of his legs to around 80 percent use of his legs. My vet was astounded. I credit this chair with giving my dog his freedom outside, and the will and confidence to walk again.

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  • Good Intentions

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    I ordered a med cart for my para BC. This cart gives her some freedom back and I am forever grateful for that, this cart works, however, there are quite a few things about the cart that I am going to modify to make it easier to put on and off my 37 lb dog. First: The instruction book shows pictures of the harness being used UP SIDE DOWN! So this becomes VERY confusing, initially, when trying to ascertain what goes where. The Red Strap goes under the chest - not across the top of the shoulder as it's pictured. Second: All of the cam buckles are very hard to reach, tighten and loosen while the harness/cart is on the dog - I will be replacing these with a velcro set up. Manufacturer I ordered a med cart for my para BC. This cart gives her some freedom back and I am forever grateful for that, this cart works, however, there are quite a few things about the cart that I am going to modify to make it easier to put on and off my 37 lb dog. First: The instruction book shows pictures of the harness being used UP SIDE DOWN! So this becomes VERY confusing, initially, when trying to ascertain what goes where. The Red Strap goes under the chest - not across the top of the shoulder as it's pictured. Second: All of the cam buckles are very hard to reach, tighten and loosen while the harness/cart is on the dog - I will be replacing these with a velcro set up. Manufacturer should think about the same change. Third: The feet hangers - so the paws don't drag is okay - but not perfect. After inserting rear paws - and tightening them up off the ground - it doesn't stay tight - it slides down, so I have to keep an eye on it to be sure her toes are not too low. The foam cover on the cord for comfort is appreciated. I will replace this set up with something more reliable as well. Last: I dont mean to bash the product - it really is a wonderful thing to give your pet their mobility back, and it's priced well and worth every penny, as long as you are willing to make some adjustments. … more

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  • Changed My Dog's Life

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    My elderly dog suddenly lost use of his back legs. He was otherwise healthy, still eating, so we wanted to give him a chance. We carried him around with a harness for a week which was hard on him and us. We decided to try the wheelchair as a last ditch effort. As soon as we got him in the chair, he immediately took off running around the yard. It was amazing! He has even regained strength in his back legs since using the chair. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!!!! Handicapped dogs rock.

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  • Mobility wheels

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    I wasn't for sure if this would be good for our mini schnauzer, but it is great, he has hip problems, so it is hard for him to stand. At first he wouldn't move in it, now he is doing good, he can eat without falling and now he can go up to our other schnauzer, by the way our older dog that uses the wheels is 17 yrs old the younger one is 3. Since the older one can pester the younger one now, I think the younger one wishes he didn't have the wheels, LOL! One thing that I think they could change on the walking wheels is the part that extends out, that you have to use the little hex tool to shorten or make it longer, could be reversed so you can see where to put the hex tool. It's inconvenient it I wasn't for sure if this would be good for our mini schnauzer, but it is great, he has hip problems, so it is hard for him to stand. At first he wouldn't move in it, now he is doing good, he can eat without falling and now he can go up to our other schnauzer, by the way our older dog that uses the wheels is 17 yrs old the younger one is 3. Since the older one can pester the younger one now, I think the younger one wishes he didn't have the wheels, LOL! One thing that I think they could change on the walking wheels is the part that extends out, that you have to use the little hex tool to shorten or make it longer, could be reversed so you can see where to put the hex tool. It's inconvenient it being on the bottom. Other than that, I love it, should have ordered a long time ago. … more

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