Life doesn't have to be a drag for a handicapped pet ™
In this Issue:
Where Caretakers Turn for Help and Advice • Get Social with Handicapped Pets • Is Your Canine Crazy for the Car? • Splints and Braces Provide Extra Protection • Walkin' Wheels to the Rescue of Homeless Pets •Take Back the Couch
Where Caretakers Turn for Help and Advice
Sometimes when faced with caring for a pet with special needs, owners really want to be able to connect with someone who has been in their shoes and can guide them through the process. The Handicapped Pets Help and Advice forum has assisted thousands of pet owners with how-to tips on caring for disabilities such as paralysis or incontinence to providing support for pets that are blind or deaf.
Recently, owners Mike and Yvonne turned to the help and advice forum for assistance in caring for their dog Maxx - a young pitbull/Labrador mix who had suddenly become paralyzed in his rear legs. After discussions with other pet owners about what to expect in caring for a dog that could no longer use his rear legs, they purchased Maxx a Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair and shared their learning experience with the Long Island Press blog titled It's Reigning Cats and Dogs.
Get Social with Handicapped Pets!
Share all of our thousands of mobility successes as they happen and post your own photos, videos and links by becoming our Fan on Facebook where caretakers and supporters of handicapped pets meet!
Follow us on Twitter where Mark C. Robinson, President of HandicappedPets.com and inventor of the Walkin' Wheels, shares interesting and fun information about caring for pets with special needs.
Watch the best videos of handicapped pets strutting their stuff and proving how capable they are of overcoming their physical challenges by subscribing to our You Tube channel.
If you have a photo of your pet using the Walkin' Wheels or another of our other products, post the photo on our fan page or e-mail it to
. We may select your pet to be featured as our weekly profile pic! Pictured at right is Ru Ru - our profile pet for the week of April 24, 2011.
Is Your Canine Crazy for the Car?
Does your dog go crazy when you say the words, "Wanna go for a ride?"
Does he or she have a tendency to wander or roam from the front seat to the back seat?
Stylish, comfortable harness easily attaches to your car's existing seat belt system. Available in four sizes - small, medium, large and extra large. Only $34.95 includes free shipping within the continental United States.
To learn more about the importance of canine car safety, click here.
Splints and Braces Provide Extra Protection
If your pet has suffered an injury or sprain that requires a little extra support during the healing process or if he or she experiences persistent weakness in one of its limbs that would benefit from increased stability, be sure to check out our wide array of splints and braces.
The bootie splint pictured at right is ideal for dogs needing support in the lower aspect of the rear leg. It provides support to assist in the recovery of injury and also provides proper positioning against knuckling.
It is Spring and that means it is the start of the season for many charitable dog walks that raise money for animal rescue groups and shelters.
This Sunday May 15, 2011, Duke - a Walkin' Wheels dog that was rescued and placed into a new home by the Animal Rescue League of Iowa - will be participating in the shelter's annual dog walk. You can support his effort by making a donation online at Duke's fundraising page.
If your Walkin' Wheels dog will be participating in an upcoming fundraiser, please let us know by e-mailing your fundraising page details to
or by liking us on Facebook and sharing the details of your fundraising efforts on our wall.
Take Back the Couch
If your special needs dog or cat has not been enjoying as much couch time because of the threat of urinary incontinence leaks, then it is time to allow them to take back the couch!
Visit PetDiapers.com for all of the products that you need to keep your pet and your couch protected from leaks. The website features a wide variety of diapers, male wraps, suspenders, fancy pants and even specially designed beds to keep your pet clean and dry throughout the day and night!
Featuring all of the products, services
and support for special needs pets including the patented, veterinarian approvedWalkin' Wheels™ dog wheelchair.