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Best Friend Mobility Elite Wheelchair, Small Dog, 15-17" 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.

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  • Item Number
    112787
  • Dimensions
    18 x 12 x 5 inches
  • Weight
    8.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small 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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SizePet Height Recommended Breed
Small15 to 17 inchesItalian Greyhound, Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Italian Greyhound, Pug, Toy Fox Terrier, Silky Terrier, Cavalier King Charles, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Beagle, Mini Schnauzer, Boston Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, West Highland White Terrier, Bichon Frise,Scottish Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Italian Greyhound, Lhasa Apso, Jack Russell Terrier, Coton De Tulear, Keeshond, Border Terrier, Rat Terrier, Norwich Terrier, SilkyTerrier, Welsh Terrier, Schipperke, Toy Fox Terrier, Irish Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, American Eskimo Dog, Tibetan Spaniel, Swedish Vallhund, Sealyham Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Miniature Shar-Pei, Japanese Spitz , Cocker Spaniel and many more breeds.

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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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stay together

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    The side bars don't stay in place after some uses causing the dog to fall. After about one month of use I had to try to tape the side bars together which doesn't last.

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    Disappointed

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    The screws keep coming loose! My dog has tipped over several times because the screws fall out while she is walking. Would not recommend!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

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    Works fine but my dog was able to get to the dog door and walk right out of it. Needs some adjusting I guess

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Aid For Old Dog

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    We purchase this wheelchair for our 17 year old Cocker Spaniel who is having issues with spine and dragging hind legs. The chair came partially assembled, and has worked wonderfully for the ole guy. He was able to move around, backup, and spin on his first day. Good construction and was the right size to meet his needs. Rear leg support hangers work very well.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy but works.

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    Slightly flimsy. Screws loosen while dog is using it. But it gets him around.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Right in between

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    My pup is right in between sizes so I went for the bigger one. She is tipping forward and now I regret it, should have gone for the small one. It’s hard when you can’t physically see and try both.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought this for our pug

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    Wheelchair is very well made, and easy to assemble. We got it for our pug, who is slowly losing the use of his back legs due to disc problems in his back.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wheelchair

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    King is my boxers name he's really having a hard time getting used to this,but you can tell it makes him so happy to just being able to stand up again.

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