The invention of the dog wheelchair has given the gift of mobility to thousands of dogs, cats and a wide array of other animals who would have been left helpless because of paralysis, disease, old age and spinal injuries. The popularity of these carts has grown so much that I thought it was the perfect time to share a review of the top U.S. manufacturers in the industry.
If you’re surprised to learn there is more than one industry leader you aren’t alone. When my dog Sophie became paralyzed in 2008 I had only a couple of choices for her wheelchair. It was a novelty and people starred at us when we took a walk. Today in 2016 the story has changed. Dog wheelchairs are commonplace and the Internet is full of adorable videos of dogs, cats, pigs, goats and even a alpaca flying around in their custom designed wheels.
Today, in my opinion, there are 5 top dog wheelchair manufacturers to choose from. Each is a quality company that cares about the health and well-being of your pet and each understands the biomechanics of animals so their carts are built to properly move with your dog’s body. My goal for this review is to share an overview about each company and give you some guidance about the cart best suited for your dog. This review should serve as a starting point in your journey to get your pet mobile again. [Read more…]