Hydrotherapy and the use of a Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair helped MWD Emir H323 recover his mobility after a spinal stroke, or fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE), that left him unable to walk on his own. Following several months of rehabilitative therapy, MWD Emir is walking again and fully enjoying retirement after serving four tours of duty in Iraq.
In between rehabilitative therapy sessions, Emir also enjoyed recreational outings with his family while using his Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair.
Six month old Weeble continues to improve his mobility through rehabilitative therapy and the use of a Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair. Weeble is a rescue dog who suffered a paralyzing injury at approximately three weeks of age.
The Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair is ideal for both long term and rehabilitative use. Walkin' Wheels fully adjusts in height, length and width to accommodate different sizes of dogs and various levels of mobility from partial to complete paralysis of the rear legs. Optional front wheel attachment pictured above provides support for weak forelimbs and also transforms the Walkin' Wheels into a therapy walker or stand.
NEW Animal Rehabilitation Site Launched at HandicappedPets.com
HandicappedPets.com is proud to announce the launch of a new animal rehabilitation site complete with products, services and support to assist pet owners and veterinary professionals in caring for elderly, disabled and injured pets.
"Physical Rehabilitation is a vital aspect of maintaining health and mobility for animals. HandicappedPets.com allows pet owners and professionals alike to access resources, share experiences, and further explore the benefits of an ever evolving industry. As a Rehabilitation Practitioner and pet owner myself, I'm proud to have aided in the development of a website that is dedicated to enriching the lives of our beloved pets," explained Rehabilitation Division Manager Renee Mills, VT, CCRP.
Pet owners can access product information, learn more about treatment options and locate an animal rehabilitation specialist in their local area.
Steve Steinberg, VMD, Diplomat of ACVIM (Neurology), CCRT describes the potential for rehabilitative medicine to significantly improve the quality of life for pets of all ages as follows:
"What has become apparent to those of us who have offered rehabilitation medicine to our patients for many years, is we haven't actually scratched the surface. We are finding a huge demand in those patients who traditionally would have a surgical recommendation and forgo surgery for whatever reason, often responding beyond our expectations with rehabilitation alone. Certainly, the older pet family member who has limitations because of age related disease has also become a mainstay in our practice and also with results beyond our expectations. Rehabilitation medicine applied to those patients with medical conditions such as cancer and endocrine disease; and those patients who have had non-orthopedic procedures remains an area untouched by our field with tremendous potential. Having success and appreciative owners, makes this field so very rewarding."
The animal rehabilitation site at HandicappedPets.com brings pet owners and professionals together while also providing separate discussion areas for the exchange of information and ideas. Veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians who are currently working in the field or are enrolled in an animal rehabilitation certification program are invited to join the professional discussion forum.
Mark C. Robinson, President of HandicappedPets.com and inventor of the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair, welcomes the opportunity to support veterinary professionals in their efforts to improve and expand rehabilitative options for companion animals.
“Animal rehabilitation is a quickly growing field that is becoming an integral part of excellent care for pets. It’s exciting to watch a whole new branch of animal care emerge and grow. I look forward to watching the site fill with stories of health and healing.”
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We've moved to a new location in Amherst, New Hampshire
Effective as of March 25, 2013, we have relocated to Amherst, New Hampshire.
Our new mailing address:
105 Route 101A, Suite 18
Amherst, New Hampshire 03031
All other contact details for telephone, fax and website remain unchanged. Products, services and support are always available online at HandicappedPets.com.