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Best Friend Mobility Elite Wheelchair, Large Dog, 20-26" 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: Left and Right Side Arm Assembly, Upper Rear Crossbar, Lower Rear Crossbar, Left and Right Front Harness Bar, Left and Right Wheels, Comfort Rear Harness, Front Harness, Leg Straps, Big Open-End Wrench, Small Open-End Wrench, Big Hex Wrench, Small Hex Wrench, Sports Rear Harness.

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.
SizePet HeightRecommended Breed
Large20 to 26 inchesHusky, Boxer, German Shepherd, Labradors, Australian Shepherd, English Springer Spaniel, Vizsla, Weimaraner, Border Collie, Belgian Malinois, Portuguese Water Dog, German Wirehaired Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer, Chow, Giant Schnauzer 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.

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  • Item Number
    112789
  • Dimensions
    25 x 19 x 5 inches
  • Weight
    14.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Large 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
Large20 to 26 inchesHusky, Boxer, German Shepherd, Labradors, Australian Shepherd, English Springer Spaniel, Vizsla, Weimaraner, Border Collie, Belgian Malinois, Portuguese Water Dog, German Wirehaired Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer, Chow, Giant Schnauzer, 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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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and cheap

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    I am disappointed by the quality compared to the price. The components are cheap and flimsy ( steel set screws into poor quality thin walled aluminum tubes). If you have a larger high energy dog like I have ( 15 yr old boxer) they will most likely destroy this product. The harness' are ok but the fasteners are cheap plastic. I think I'll spend the extra money and buy a better product.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This was a great product.

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    It was the wrong size for my dog. She really needs it since she has no use of her back legs due to arthritis and deterioration but will try the next smaller size. Was able to get credit and it is ready to return. Ginger is a rescue we have had 9 years and she really wants to run and play with the other dogs. She was 20 inches and sugget you go smaller if yours is right at 20 inches even though this one started at 20 inches. The smaller one ends at 20 inches.

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    Very poor product

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    This item was a complete waste of 270 dollars.it is bery hard to assemble and when we did The dog could not use it It is not big enough for a large dog even though it says so we were beyond disappointed thinking it would help our pet. Chewy should try these products before selling them.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful product!

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    My 14 year old dog has been using this wheelchair at least three times a day for two months. Her mobility and quality of life are so much better than before...I wish I'd bought it sooner! It's easy to harness her into the chair, and the wheels allow her to walk on all sorts of terrain. I'm very happy with my purchase!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

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    All of the dog’s weight plus the weight of the wheelchair is thrown onto the dogs neck and shoulders. That result is something that can not be pulled by them across grass without owner lifting front harness during time dog is attempting to walk. This product should have front wheeks to hold the weight off of the front end

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible waste of money

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    Cheap made, easily broken. Didn't fit correctly, hard for the dog to use. Very poor quality.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and easily breaks.

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    The idea of this product is one of the best things out there. Follow through, not so much. All of the plastic components are extremely fragile and cheap. All the buckles cracked with the first couple uses.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to use

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    I measured my boxer for this wheelchair and he is 22 inches in height in his rear which qualifies him for a size large wheelchair. First of all, the instructions to put it together were pretty terrible and there is no clear indication how to use the different kind of harnesses. The main support harness is WAY too big for my dog. I had to tighten up the straps as far as they would go. It is so difficult to get him in the chair, it’s almost a 2 person job. The size of the wheelchair just looks too big for him and doesn’t seem to give him much support at all. In fact while in the driveway, one of the hooks from the harness came loose and he fell down and scraped up his leg. I am so disappointed I measured my boxer for this wheelchair and he is 22 inches in height in his rear which qualifies him for a size large wheelchair. First of all, the instructions to put it together were pretty terrible and there is no clear indication how to use the different kind of harnesses. The main support harness is WAY too big for my dog. I had to tighten up the straps as far as they would go. It is so difficult to get him in the chair, it’s almost a 2 person job. The size of the wheelchair just looks too big for him and doesn’t seem to give him much support at all. In fact while in the driveway, one of the hooks from the harness came loose and he fell down and scraped up his leg. I am so disappointed because we are on a very tight budget and $250 is a lot of money for us to pay for something that doesn’t work well for our poor baby. I think with a lot of practice and the right sizing, this wheelchair could work out for him but I’m not convinced. I gave it two stars because the shipping was super fast, it was packaged nicely, and the actual frame of the chair along with the wheels seems very sturdy. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing customer service

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    My 14 year old Golden has been losing control of his back legs but still has a lot of energy and spirt, we thought this wheelchair to help him move around. Unfortunately his hip dysplasia was too far along and the wheelchair just made him more anxious. My only regret is not getting this earlier while he still had leg mobility to get him comfortable using it. The wheelchair itself was easy to assemble, straight forward to use, and good quality. Chewy was so helpful and attentive with answering my questions before and after I purchased this wheelchair. I would definitely recommend this product as soon as you notice any hind-leg weakness in your senior dog.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

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    My 90 pound female German Shepherd was diagnosed with degenerative mylopathy. She is currently paralyzed on her back end. I am able to put her in the cart myself. It is an ingenious , intelligently designed cart. I put her hind legs in the provided stirrups so they do not drag on the ground.There are steps going in and out of the house and she is able to go up and down the stair easily with my assistance while she is in the cart. She runs after her ball now. We have taken her on a hike through the woods up a hill. She went over tree roots and through puddles, happily trudging along. It is light,easy to get in and out of the car.I wish I had got the cart for her long ago. She is so much happier My 90 pound female German Shepherd was diagnosed with degenerative mylopathy. She is currently paralyzed on her back end. I am able to put her in the cart myself. It is an ingenious , intelligently designed cart. I put her hind legs in the provided stirrups so they do not drag on the ground.There are steps going in and out of the house and she is able to go up and down the stair easily with my assistance while she is in the cart. She runs after her ball now. We have taken her on a hike through the woods up a hill. She went over tree roots and through puddles, happily trudging along. It is light,easy to get in and out of the car.I wish I had got the cart for her long ago. She is so much happier. I do not know how long she has. How fast the dm will progress. So far she has used the cart for two months and it is worth every penny! … more

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