FAQs Dog Wheelchair
Yes, your dog will be able to fit through doorways. However, 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 or 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. Note that the amount of time that your dog may want to stay in the wheelchair will depend on their individual activity level.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 to their feet when they use their wheelchair.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, you should not leave your dog unattended while using the wheelchair. They could potentially get caught on or trip over objects, which might result in injury.WILL MY DOG BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH OTHER DOGS?
Absolutely! Please keep in mind that 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. Use ramps when available.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, which could result in injury or the risk of drowning. Never let your dog enter a body of water while using the wheelchair.