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Walkin’ Wheels DACHSHUND Wheelchair

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Product Details

Walkin’ Wheels Rear DACHSHUND wheelchair gives dachshunds weighing from 2 to 40 pounds their mobility back! Fully adjustable in height, length, and width. The dachshund rear wheelchair is specifically designed to accommodate your doxie’s short legs and long torso and give them the rear leg support they need to exercise and stay healthy. Perfect for dachshunds struggling with mobility loss or hind leg weakness from IVDD, paralyzed due to a ruptured disc, or difficulty walking the dachshund wheelchair gives them the extra support to get around on their own and maintain their independence.

  • On Sale: Rear Wheelchairs $75 OFF
  • FREE STANDARD SHIPPING (contiguous U.S. ONLY)
  • Mini Dachshund wheelchair fit dogs weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Small Dachshund wheelchair fit dogs weighing 11-40 pounds
  • Fully adjustable in height, length, and width
  • Wheelchair Frame made of durable, lightweight aluminum; urethane wheels.
  • Typically ships same day, overnight and international shipping available.
  • Only two measurements required
  • Great resale value because of adjustability.
  • All wheelchair parts are washable.
  • Mini Doxie Wheelchair frame available in Blue.
  • Small Doxie Wheelchair frame available in PinkBlueSeafoam or Camo ($25 additional charge for designer color CAMO)
  • Great customer service for any follow up or questions.
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IMPROVES DACHSHUND MOBILITY

Built to fit the long body of the dachshund, the dachshund wheelchair provides hind leg support your doxie needs to live an active, healthy life.

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VETERINARIAN APPROVED

Recommended by Veterinary professionals around the world, the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair helps dachshunds to rehabilitate after an injury and stay mobile despite their limitations.

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SIMPLE TO USE & ADJUST

The dachshund wheelchair features a durable, lightweight frame that adjusts in length, width, & height for the perfect fit. With 2 frame sizes available for either standard or mini dachshunds.

How to Choose the Right Size

  1. Measure the Rear Leg Height to the toe pad, ideally when your pet is laying down, as shown below. Do not pull the leg tight; leave some natural bend.
  2. Measure your pet’s length or armpit to rump (ATR), as shown below.
Rear Leg HeightPet Length (ATR)WeightSize
2-10″8-22″2-10 lbsMini-304
3-6″7-15″11-14 lbsSmall-64
7-9″7-15″11-14 lbsSmall-94
6-9″7-15″15-40 lbsSmall-68

Wheelchair Instructions

For help assembling the Walkin’ Wheels, putting your dog into it, making adjustments, or getting your dog used to it, here are a variety of resources

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For Mini Doxie Wheelchairs

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For Small Doxie Wheelchairs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What comes with my dachshund’s wheelchair?

Your pet’s new Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair comes with everything your pet needs to get up and walking again!

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What’s In the Mini Doxie Box? (2-10 lbs)

  • 1 Frame
  • 1 Front Harness with comfort sleeves
  • 1 Instruction Manual
  • 3” and 5” Width Connector
  • 1 set Leg Rings Rear Support
  • 2 Stirrups
  • Leg Ring Clamps
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Dachshund Wheelchair Frame:

The Mini Dachshund frame is made of durable, lightweight extruded aluminum. Its blue, powder-coated frame will not bend, break or rust. The Wheelchair frame comes with 5” Width Connector, Struts and 4” Wheels installed.

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Front Harness:

The Front Harness will need to be attached to the Dachshund Wheelchair Frame, with removable comfort sleeves attached. Red strap goes on bottom, behind pet’s front legs, black strap goes across chest, blue strap clips over pet’s back. The Front Harness may be removed for washing.

Mini Doxi Width Connectors

Width Connectors:

Comes with both a 3” and 5” width connector. 5” width connector comes attached to frame. 

mini dog wheelchair leg rings

Leg Rings:

The Leg Rings are the rear support system for the pet. Comfortable foam leg rings connected in the center with Velcro form a flexible “seat” for the pet. Rubber-coated wires wrap go through the clamps and around the Wheelchair Frame to connect the Leg Rings easily to the Wheelchair Frame with rubber-coated wires that wrap around the frame to secure tightly.

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Stirrups:

Stirrups are used to hold the pet’s legs off the ground if the rear legs are paralyzed. The top end of each stirrup is secured around each back knob of the Wheelchair Frame. The top lock balls are used to hold stirrups in place; the bottom lock balls are secured above the dog’s hocks.

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Leg Rings Clamps:

4 Double and 2 Single Clamps are included for use if needed. Clamps can be attached to Wheelchair Frame to prevent Leg Rings from sliding forward.

Mini Dog Wheelchair Manual

The Manual:

The manual gives instructions and tips on assembling and using the Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair.

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What’s In the Small Doxie Box? (11-40 lbs)

  • 1 Frame
  • 1 set of (2) Foam Wheels Attached to Struts
  • 1 set of Extenders
  • 2 connectors (7″ and 4″)
  • 1 Front Harness with Sleeves
  • 1 set Leg Rings Rear Support Saddle
  • 1 Belly Belt
  • 2 Stirrups
  • 1 Instruction Manual
Small Wheelchair Frame

Frame:

The frame is blue, camo, or pink powder-coated aluminum. It will not bend, break, or rust. Black knuckles are on each side of the frame, which hold the leg of the wheelchair to the frame. The wheels/struts will be inserted into the leg and adjusted to the proper height. The knuckle has a high and low setting which can be adjusted with a Phillips screwdriver.

Width Connectors

Width Connectors:

Your wheelchair will come with two width connectors (7″ and 4″). One is already installed in the back of your cart. If you need more width, the wheelchair comes equipped with a longer connector in the box.

Length Extenders

Length Extenders:

Your wheelchair will come with two extenders (side rails) installed, which determine the length of your dog. The length of the extender should end in the middle of the dog’s front leg. It should not pass the front leg. 

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The Front Harness

The dog’s head goes between the blue and black straps. The red strap goes under the dog’s front legs and clips on the side of the harness. The shoulder pads are made of neoprene and keep the straps and buckles from causing discomfort for the dog. Neoprene comfort sleeves wrap around the straps for the dog’s comfort. Comfort sleeves can be cut in half if they are too long.

dog wheelchair leg rings

Leg Rings:

The dog’s hindquarters are held in place by the leg rings, or our rear harness support system. The leg rings can also be used as a lifting harness when out of the wheelchair; the excess strapping can be touch-fastened together to make handles on each side.

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Wheels & Struts:

The wheels are attached to a metal piece called a “strut.” Each wheelchairs comes with either 4″ or 8″ foam wheels, which are great for all terrains. They feature a dense foam interior with an outer rubber layer. These wheels will not puncture, wear extremely well, and are easy to clean. Your dog’s wheel size depends on your pet’s measurements.

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Belly Belt:

The Belly Belt will help support your dog’s back. It is not always necessary to use the belly belt, but is highly recommended for dogs with a long back, overweight or elderly dogs, dogs with curvature of the spine, and dogs with disc problems.

dog wheelchair stirrups

Stirrups:

Stirrups are used to hold the dog’s legs off the ground so they don’t drag due to paralysis, knuckling under, or foot injuries. The adjustable stirrups are positioned to hold the foot up at the hock. If your dog doesn’t need them, the stirrups may be removed from the wheelchair.

Small Dog Wheelchair Manual

The Manual:

The manual gives instructions and tips on assembling and using the Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair.

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Tool Kit:

The tool kit comes in a plastic bag and includes an Allen wrench and set screws. The (optional) set screws may be used to tighten up the wheelchair frame and reduce flexibility, depending on your preference.

Can my dachshund pee and poop in the wheelchair?

es! In fact, your dog’s wheelchair is designed so that dogs can go to the bathroom and get the exercise they need. Not only can pets pee and poop while using their dog wheelchair, but their wheelchair also actually encourages them to go. A “down” dog tends to be less active, which can impact the internal functions of their body. Once a dog is in their wheelchair, they are standing upright and moving more which encourages their body to function correctly and allow them to relieve themselves naturally.

How does it work?

Both male and female pets can pee and poop freely while using their wheelchair. Their hind end is fully supported from underneath by their rear leg rings keeping them in a comfortable and natural standing position. Although your pet can not squat while in their wheelchair, they will relieve themselves while standing.

How do I measure my dachshund for a wheelchair?

It’s easy to determine the right size Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair for your dachshund. We only need to simple measurements to choose the right size wheelchair for your pet:

  1. Measure the Rear Leg Height to the toe pad, ideally when your pet is laying down. Do not pull the leg tight; leave some natural bend.
  2. Your pet’s armpit to rump (ATR) measurement. To measure your dachshund’s length, measure from behind the front leg and across to the end of your dog’s body or rump.
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Already have your doxie’s rear leg height and armpit to rump measurement? Let our SureFit® Calculator help you find the perfect size wheelchair for your best friend!

Can my dachshund still use their back legs in the wheelchair?

Yes, the dachshund wheelchair will give pets the support they need to stand, walk, and rebuild their strength. While using their cart your doxie will work to develop the muscle in the rear legs and build up their stamina as they exercise.

Can my dog use their Walkin’ Wheels inside the house?

Yes. The Walkin’ Wheels is designed to be used both indoors and outside. If your paralyzed dachshund needs an indoor mobility solution that can be worn for extended periods of time, we recommend the Walkin’ Scooter.

Can my dog lie down in the wheelchair?

It’s ok for a dachshund to take a rest up against a pillow or bed because their legs are so short. Otherwise, it is not recommended, due to back or disc issues that could worsen by laying down in the wheelchair.

Can my dog sit in a wheelchair?

No. Our chair is designed NEVER to collapse on the dog’s leg or spine. We’ve gone to great lengths to be sure of it. The chairs are designed with the help of veterinarians and rehabilitation specialists to hold the dog up, keeping the spine and legs in the optimal position for safety and healing.

What’s more, the purpose of the chair is to give the dog exercise and the freedom to go outside and do his business. When the dog is tired, you should never leave him in the chair.

The reviews we have seen of the experimental sit-down spring-loaded style have not been positive. Although we have done a great deal of research, we have not found a safe way for a chair to collapse on a dog.

Can my dachshund use their rear legs in the wheelchair?

Yes, a dog does not need to be fully paralyzed to benefit from using a dachshund wheelchair. The wheelchair supports your dog to relieve pressure and reduce the weight placed on their legs making it easier for them to walk. We encourage your dog to use his/her rear legs to maintain muscle mass and to get exercise. If the rear legs are paralyzed, then the stirrups will keep their legs from dragging.

Does my dachshund need additional back support?

Yes, due to your dachshund’s long torso many doxies do require additional support for the spine. We highly recommend purchasing the Belly Support (size small) for additional back or disk issues. The Belly Support helps to keep your dog’s back in proper alignment which is ideal for dachshunds diagnosed with IVDD or other degenerative disk conditions.

How do I get my dog into their wheelchair?

It’s very easy to get a small dog in and out of their Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair. First, place the front harness on your pet and place your dog on the ground with the wheelchair behind them. Lift their hind legs and place them through the leg rings before lifting the side bars and clipping the harness to the wheelchair frame.

How soon will I get my wheelchair?

All wheelchair orders placed prior to 12 Noon EST Monday through Friday will ship the same day. Shipping time can range from one to five business days. Express shipping options are also available.

  • All orders over $49 ship free within the continental US
  • Orders typically ship same day: orders must be placed by 12 Noon EST, or 9AM PST for same day shipping.
  • Overnight shipping available.
  • International shipping available.
  • Order will be shipped from our East Coast or West Coast facility, depending on product stock availability.
  • When selecting free ground transportation, we will select the fastest way for you, using either UPS or USPS.
  • If you need a guaranteed shipping time, please select from additional shipping options at checkout.
  • Delivery is 1 to 5 business days for Walkin’ Wheels in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska.
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Will this wheelchair rehabilitate my dog?

Every dog and disability are unique, so is their recovery process. We have seen varying degrees of rehabilitation with dogs using the wheelchair. Some dogs have been able to improve so much that they no longer needed the wheelchair. While your dog is in the wheelchair, they are getting physical therapy improving their physical and mental health.

What is the return policy?

It is our intention that every Walkin’ Wheels user be happy with their wheelchair. If you experience problems, please call us. Often, we can help with a simple adjustment. Please click here for our full return policy.

Is it normal for the side bars to be slanted downward?

Yes, this is perfectly normal for a Dachshund due to the fact that their rear legs are three times longer than front legs.

Can I buy a Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair on Amazon?

Yes, you can (rear wheelchairs, only). Go here to see the pros/cons of where to make your purchase!

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