Get the best dog wheelchair for your Chihuahua
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Widely regarded as the little canine with one of the most outspoken personalities, chihuahuas are energetic, playful, and adorable, Chis (as they are affectionately called for short) have managed to strut their stuff into top-ranking positions where popularity is concerned. Like all dogs, they are susceptible to certain types of health issues, including limitations with their mobility as they age.
Although you may not consider letting your chihuahua walk by themselves, since you typically want to carry them all the time, there are many benefits from letting your chihuahua walk by themself. And if your chihuahua has a difficult time walking, then your chihuahua may benefit greatly from a dog wheelchair. Using a dog wheelchair is a really good way to help a Chihuahua who has trouble walking or needs extra support get around on their own.
There are many reasons why your chihuahua might lose mobility in their legs. It could be as a result of an accident, hip dysplasia, a specific illness, simply old age, other disabilities. When considering a wheelchair for you chihuahua, there are several things to consider that will greatly help your chihuahua get around, most importantly: support required, sizing and fit for the wheelchair.
The physical benefits of being able to be mobile and exercise include improved stamina, increased joint flexibility, better circulation and keeping muscles from atrophying. Additional exercise also helps your dog have healthier lungs and heart.
By adding a wheelchair to your dog's life, you help them experience things they naturally love to do, like foraging, exploring and even simply following you and being by our side. By increasing your dog's mobility and range of activities, you help him / her have a life that is more fulfilled.
By adding a wheelchair to your dog's life you increase his / her ability to do things. Since your dog will no longer be limited to simply laying down, you will see increased alertness level & awareness, better skills in communication and higher levels of confidence.
When you take your dog with you places and aren't limited by his or her mobility challenges, you increase time together and that ultimately makes your dog so much happier. Having a dog wheelchair helps you include your dog in activities that you may have had to eliminate from their day, such as going to the park, taking them along with you on errands, or simply going for a stroll together.
The majority of people in the market for dog wheelchairs are buying for Chihuahuas with injured or amputated rear legs. If this is your situation, what you need is a rear-support dog wheelchair. These consist of two wheels at the back with a harness to attach the wheelchair to your dog. They’re suitable for Chihuahuas with strong front legs but no or limited use of their hind legs.
Full-support dog wheelchairs are designed for Chihuahuas who have limited use of all four legs. They’ll still need to have some use of their front legs to move themselves around, but these models can be set to take varying amounts of weight off the front legs (in addition to completely supporting the rear legs), making it much easier for injured or infirm Chihuahuas to move around.
The SitGo, wheelchair allows Chihuahuas not only to get up and go but also to sit and relax even in their wheels! Made of the same durable, lightweight materials as our rear leg and quad support wheelchairs, the SitGo is the first of its kind to allow for voluntary sitting and lying down.And, because the rear can be lowered, getting your Chihuahua in the wheelchair—especially if he or she is big and heavy—becomes an easier, no-lifting operation.
Measuring your pet to determine which size wheelchair will best fit is the quickest and easiest thing. The only information you truly need to get the right size wheelchair for your Chihuahua is the measurement from the floor to your pet’s back—at its hindquarters. It’s that simple!
Depending on your pet’s current capabilities and its willingness to cooperate, this can be a 1-person or 2-person job.If your pet has very little or no rear-limb strength, one person can be the support while the other does the measuring.
Best Sizes of Rear Support for Dachshund include Extra Extra Small & Extra Small
Quad | Full Support size most aligned with Dachshund is Extra Small.
SitGo size best suited for Dachshund
is Extra Small
"This is Princess. She is a 3-year-old miniature Australian shepherd. She is paralyzed in her lower back. She was hit by a vehicle in September, which severed her spine. She is doing great and does well with the wheelchair. Thanks for everything!"
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