The Parts of the Dog Wheelchair
Frame: The Frame itself is powder-coated aluminum. It will not bend, break, or rust. The molded plastic knuckles attach the frame and the legs in such a way they cannot possibly slip. 360 degrees of 'teeth' hold the knuckle in place at every point.
On the side of the knuckle, a spring-loaded turning cap allows you to loosen the knuckle and swivel the legs up or down.
About three turns of the knob should be enough. Do not turn the dial so that it comes all the way off -- although if you do, it is easy to screw back on.
The Frame comes in two sizes:
Regular Frame - For dogs 70 lbs. and under.
LFR Frame - For dogs over 70 lbs.
Don't worry though, the "Cart Wizard" will choose the correct size for you when you get to our shopping cart to buy a Walkin' Wheels.
Width Connectors: (2 connectors with regular frame)
(1 9" connector with large frame)
The width connector connects the left and right side of the frame together. If the width of your dog is 5 - 9 1/2 inches, you will use the smaller width connector. 9 - 13.5 inches will need the longer connector.
(2 extender sets with regular frame)
(1 extender set with large frame)
The length extenders connect the front harness in place with the cart. The length extenders are adjustable. However, there are two different sizes. If your animal's length is 18-25 inches you will need the larger extenders, If the animal is 9-19 inches you will need the smaller extenders.
Length is determined by back of front leg to back of rear leg.
The Front Harness
The front harness goes around the neck of the dog, with another strap (red) that clips underneath the chest.
The shoulder pads (A) are made of neoprene and keep the straps and buckles from causing discomfort for the dog. The red strap (B) goes behind the front leg, underneath the chest and holds the front harness securely in place. Neoprene comfort sleeves wrap around the straps for the dogs comfort. The ONLY difference between the large and regular front harness is the length of the straps. The straps can be cut in half for smaller dogs. Girth of chest up to 44", or XL up to 64"
A pair of handles is included with every wheelchair. You can attach them to the leg rings (when the dog is not in the wheelchair) and use the leg rings as a lifting device.
Parts of the Wheel Kit
One set comes in wheel kit. Struts are what the wheels are attached to which then snap into the cart. The struts are adjustable within a range of three inches. The struts come in 4 different sizes: 6, 9, 12, & 15 inches. Each wheelchair comes with an appropriate set of struts based on your dog's Fold of Flank measurement.
Leg Rings (Shown Attached to the Dog Wheelchair)
The hindquarters of the dog are held in place by the leg rings, or our rear harness support system. We have found that most dogs adapt quickly to the leg rings. The leg rings are included with the cart.
The leg rings that come with your Walkin' Wheels work great used as a lifting harness. The excess strapping can be Velco together to make handles on each side.
One set comes in wheel kit.
Each Wheelchair comes with an appropriate set of wheels based on your dog's Fold of Flank measurement. The 12" and 16" wheels are outfitted with bearings.
Air-Filled Pneumatic Tires: (Optional)
Air-filled pneumatic tires are an optional item for active dogs, improved traction, and off-road use. Available for your dog wheelchair for an additional $40
The Belly Belt will help support your dog's back. Highly recommended for:
1. Dogs with a long back
2. Overweight or eldery dogs
3. Dogs with curvature of the spine
4. Dogs with disc problems
One Belly Belt is included with each wheel kit.
Stirrups: These are used to keep your animal's back legs from dragging on the ground if the legs are paralyzed or weak. The length of the stirrups can be easily adjusted by moving the clip down on the rope and re-tying the knot.
User Manual & DVD:
A user manual comes with every cart order, and has very easy step by step instructions on how to adjust and use the cart. You can see a full-color version of the manual by clicking here.
The tool kit comes in a plastic bag and includes:
- Allen Wrench - Set Scre
Tote Bag: This white, frosted tote bag comes with your Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair. It is an ideal way to carry the folded wheelchair.
Because of it's unique design and compact size, the Mini Walkin' Wheels is easy to transport. It does not fold or come with a Tote Bag (only the regular cart is designed to fold and has the tote bag to carry it around.)
Our unique harness system offers flexibility and comfort.
The Walkin' Wheels Rear Harness is used to support your dog's hind quarters. This harness is compatible with the Walkin' Wheels Wheelchair, and can be used instead of the Leg Rings. This harness CANNOT be trimmed and should not be left on the dog at all times. Measure around one rear leg at the thigh.
- XXSmall - 7" or Less
- XSmall - 7" - 9"
- Small - 10" - 11"
- Medium - 12" - 13"
- Medium/Large - 14" - 15"
- Large - 16" - 18"
- XLarge - 19" - 22"
The Fabric Support Harness can support heavy dogs, Click Here to Order