A wheelchair is great to help your paralyzed pet exercise and run around outside but it is a bit cumbersome to use in the house. You might find your pet getting suck on furniture or dinging up your walls and baseboards with their chair.
If you find your dog less willing to follow you from room to room, or they cry for you to carry them with you, your pup may need some indoor help!
Indoor Pet Mobility Solutions for Inside the Home
It can be challenging to keep a special needs dog active inside the house. Here are a few simple mobility solutions to keep your handicapped pet active and safe indoors:
Dogs that struggle to find their footing have a difficult time standing up after a long nap, may need a little help getting their grip. In these instances, your pet might benefit from the Walkin’ Pets Traction Socks if their paws slip on the floors.
The traction socks are super comfy and feature rubber soles to help your pup propel themselves forward without falling. In addition, wearing pet socks or boots inside the house will help senior pets to maintain their grip on the floor as they walk around. This is incredibly helpful on hardwood, tile, or laminate flooring that can be slippery.
Paralyzed pets will scoot and drag themselves around when they’re not in their wheelchair. This can leads to rug burn and abrasions on their chest, abdomen, and hind legs. Wearing a drag bag will create a barrier between your dog’s sensitive skin and the rough floor.
The Walkin’ Drag Bag will help prevent scrapes and hard-to-heal pressure sores from forming when your dog drags themselves from room to room. The drag bag covers your dog’s limbs and chest to protect them and keep them safe as they play. Since many paralyzed pets are also incontinent, the drag bag is made of a waterproof material that’s easy to clean, and the bag is roomy enough that a dog can wear a diaper while they use their drag bag.
Are you looking for a wheelchair alternative for inside the house? The Walkin’ Scooter is fantastic for pups who want to move quickly when not in their wheelchair. The scooter combines the drag bag and the wheelchair for the best mobility inside the home.
The scooter’s base is padded for comfort and is on caster wheels, allowing your dog to take corners easily. Safe on baseboards, the scooter is designed for inside your home and can roll across many different surfaces. The scooter is easy for a paralyzed pet to maneuver and can easily fit through narrow doorways and around the furniture to help your pet go anywhere in your house. In addition, the scooter features a low profile that allows the pet to rest and lie down while in the scooter. So after their nap, your dog is ready to roll!
Walkin’ Lift Rear Harness
Getting your paralyzed pet up or down the stairs doesn’t have to strain your back! A rear lifting harness can help support your paralyzed dog’s hind end and lift their back legs. The Walkin’ Lift Rear Harness will allow you to bring your disabled pet up the stairs safely.
As an added benefit, the rear lifting harness is fully compatible with the Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair. Using a rear harness gives your pet additional support when in the wheelchair and can make it easier for you to help get them in and out of their cart.
Inside mobility help can come in the form of ramps, steps, and support harnesses. These tools can help your dog navigate stairs, climb onto furniture, and move around your home with greater ease.