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Best Friend Mobility Elite Wheelchair, Medium Dog, 16-20" Tall

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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
    112788
  • Dimensions
    21 x 12 x 5 inches
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Medium 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 HeightRecommended Breed
Medium16 to 20 inchesItalian Greyhound, Manchester Terrier, Beagle, Schnauzer, Boston Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, Italian Greyhound, Lhasa Apso, Jack Russell Terrier, Keeshond, Border Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Schipperke, Irish Terrier, American Eskimo Dog, English Toy Spaniel, Swedish Vallhund, Bedlington Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Miniature Shar-Pei, Japanese Spitz , Boxer, Shar-Pei , Chow , Pit Bull 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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Starter Wheelchair

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    My dog has an extremely high pain tolerance, so neither me nor the vet knew she was deteriorating in her hips and knees until she started finally limping. Turns out, she has no hip sockets so it's bone rubbing against bone, and she is missing a tendon in each knee in the back leg. Vet said nothing could be done so I started looking around to see if there are any options out there for my dog that didn't include being on pain killers for the rest of her life. Wheelchairs ended up being the option and I chose this one for it's good reviews and low price. It's a great starter wheelchair and has helped my dog to be more mobile again and has helped her with potty time. The frame itself is sturdy, My dog has an extremely high pain tolerance, so neither me nor the vet knew she was deteriorating in her hips and knees until she started finally limping. Turns out, she has no hip sockets so it's bone rubbing against bone, and she is missing a tendon in each knee in the back leg. Vet said nothing could be done so I started looking around to see if there are any options out there for my dog that didn't include being on pain killers for the rest of her life. Wheelchairs ended up being the option and I chose this one for it's good reviews and low price. It's a great starter wheelchair and has helped my dog to be more mobile again and has helped her with potty time. The frame itself is sturdy, though the side bars are a little on the flimsy side. It took me several tries before I got the wheelchair together right. There was always something that was on backwards. The pictures and the manual show two different things so that didn't help. I finally got it then it took a few months of slowly getting my dog in it and adjusting it multiple times before we finally found adjustments that work. Overall it's a great wheelchair, the only downsides are no hooks on the harness to attach the leash, and the screws keep coming loose so I had to get pliers and tighten them until I almost stripped them to get them to stay. Though, one side arm does still tend to wiggle out so I have to readjust it each time. … more

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    Disappointment

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    Very difficult to assemble, and if your dog requires this apparatus, then good luck getting them in it! What a contraption. I'm returning it. My dog has degenerative myelopathy, with no use of her back legs. Who thought this was a good idea for that type of dog???

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Unused, unfortunately too late

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    Assembly was easy. Very saddened, Wally passed away before he got to use it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

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    These wheels gave my dog a new lease on life.Once I tweaked the settings and adjusted them to her she has been on the move ever since. She is now EXCITED to go outside. Already assembled she is 45 pounds and 19 inches tall.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    first class

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    this works great for my mini schnauzer Bearbear. He is paralysed in one rear leg and the other leg is failing, the wheelchair has helped alot. Thanks.

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