In late 2010, the love of our life, Clara Allen, a 10 year old Boxer, began having back end problems. She would drag her feet and knuckle and lose her balance when pottying. She was diagnosed with DM and we used rear end harnesses until those became difficult for everyone. We purchased the Walkin’ Wheels, loaded her up and with the help of a few special treats and the presence of a couple neighborhood dogs we were off and WALKING! She did not run or walk on her own much, she did enjoy strolling with us on our morning and evening walks and woofing and chasing anything that caught her fancy. The wheels enabled her to be Clara again, to potty with dignity, and be by our sides. Her disease progressed and she eventually lost all use of her back end, yet her front was strong and muscular. We went through another set of wheels, and still she was able to be mobile. Early this year, the disease progressed, taking strength from her front and she was basically immobile. The wheel!
ls were still useful for pottying and standing her upright. Clara passed on Aug 24th 2012. Our hearts are broken. We know she is now able to be Clara again, running, jumping, chasing cats, and doing perimeter checks on our acre and a quarter. We are so thankful that with good Mommy and Daddy care and a set of Walkin Wheels that we had almost two more years to love and cherish her. We love you Clara. Run like the wind.