A Horse in a Dog Wheelchair!
Nashua, New Hampshire (October 28, 2011) It was a Walkin' Wheels first this week with the report that Cherry, a miniature filly who was born prematurely and had been struggling for weeks to stand and walk on her own, has regained her mobility with the use of a Walkin' Wheels for Handicapped Pets dog wheelchair!
Mini Filly Cherry in Walkin' Wheels
The adjustability of the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair proved to be ideal for Cherry's situation according to her owner Terrie who reported on the progress as follows:
"I had to angle the wheels back. Miss Cherry would get mulish at times and would push herself until she flipped over backwards. Angling the wheels back kept her from doing that anymore. I surely do appreciate your making it so she had this chair. It worked very well once we adjusted it to fit her. Thankfully, she did not need it any more after about a few weeks, but what it did for her made all the difference. Cherry was losing her will to want to go on, but having the chair made her want to fight even harder. In the three weeks she used the chair, she went from a baby that could not use any of her legs to a baby that could almost run without any devices. The chair gave her strength and drive and today she is 7 weeks old and while wobbly on her feet, she can finally get up and down and run on her own. Thank you for making that possible."
Before Cherry ever took her first steps in the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair, Terrie first used the cart as a lifting device to get Cherry on her feet and assist her with eating and digestion. Below is a photo of Cherry's first experience with her adjustable dog wheelchair which was placed in her pen to help her stand.
Cherry using the Walkin' Wheels to stand on her own
Cherry is continuing to improve and gain strength with physical therapy. Cherry's veterinarians at East Coast Animal Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida have also been providing updates and photos on her progress in an online album available here.
Cherry walking on her own thanks to Walkin' Wheels
HandicappedPets.com provides all of the products, services and support that pet caretakers need to help their disabled, injured or elderly pets enjoy healthy, happy, active lives. The company's signature product is the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair - the industry's only fully adjustable canine cart that can be ordered online and shipped the same day. The veterinarian approved Walkin' Wheels is comfortable and stylish, and it folds flat for convenient travel with your canine companion. The Walkin' Wheels for Handicapped Pets is also the ideal dog wheelchair for canine rehabilitative use because it easily adjusts in length, width and height to accommodate any size dog and any level of mobility from complete rear end paralysis to partial rear leg use.
Additional information about the mobility miracle for man's best friend is available online at www.HandicappedPets.com or call (888) 811-PETS (7387) You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter.
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