Dog Wheelchai?s – Custom Or ?djustable Dog Wheel Chair?

Is it b?tter to p?efer a cust?m made dog cart or an adjustable dog wheelchair? This is on? of the most commonly asked quest??ns. This piece of writing gives you the knowledge you need.

poly gel toe spreadersPet Carts have been made for over 10 years. Initially they were pr?duced fo? specific animals by their caretakers or friends. Eventually they became more widesp?ead and could be bought by taking dozens of mea?urements, sending them to the constructor, who would make a Canin? Wheelchairs for the dog in as little as a few weeks..

This is the way many projects begin, but the ‘custom made’ a?pe?ts of new products don’t last long. Soon the dog wheelchai? m?rket be?am? abundant enough to support some invention and innovation and the first adjustable dog wheelchair was brought to market.

The most notable advantage of a custom made wheelchair i? that, if mad? ?erfectly, will fit your dog ap?ropr?ately. This is good, but, a? dog caretakers soon re?lized, there were a number of downside? with custom made Canine Mobility Aids.

a. Thirteen or more mea?ur?ments ?ere demanded in order to build a ?og wheelchair that fit.
b. If the measurements were not ?orrect, the wheelchair woul? be unusable, or would requi?e a return to the builder.
c. If the dog’s condit?on changed for the better or the ?orse, the cart coul? not be adjusted to accommodate this. This was a serious problem for agingdogs .
d. Often the c?rts were ungainly. In order to get them in a suit?ase or the trunk of a car they would need to be disa?sembled.
e. They took as long as el?ven days to put together when commonly they were required at once.
f. Because there w?s so much lab?r involved, the wheelchair could not ea?ily b? b?ought back if the doggie was unable to use it for any r?ason.
g. When the dog it was completed for no longer need?d it, it ?ould not easily be suitable for another dog.

In 2006, Mark C. Robinson, founder of handicappe?, mortgaged his h?u?e, borrowed all the money he could, and hired ? team of engineers t? d?sign th? ‘perfect’ dog wheelchair.

The features he requ?red were:

– Adjustable – The cart needs to adjust, without tools, to fit any size anim?l.

– F?lds Flat – So it can be carried easily.

– Looks professional – All of the custom wheel chairs were made of tubing and clamps – this one needed to be stylish and good looking.

– Easy to Serv?ce – All c?mponents ha? to be eas?ly replaceable so the dog wheelchair would last a l?f?time.

Two years later the Walkin’ Wheels f?r Handicapped Pets was introduced and immediately becam? th? mo?t popular dog wheelchair available. Because it was so adjustable, it could be sold in ?ep?rtment shops and by veterinarians, ordered overnight, re-sol? to any other dog, d?nated to shelter?, and shipped globally. It was a big su?cess.

Once the Walk?n’ Wheels became the best selling dog wheelchair, Mark was faced with the que?ti?n of whether to fabricate the product in The UNited States or overseas. Th?s was a trouble?ome qu?stion which he ?nsw?red by doing “what was best for the dogs.” In ??der for as many pets as possible to be save? by this product, it need?d to be mass-produced and sold retail. Th?t wouldn’t work if the product cost twice as much as the old-style custom cart. Finally, it was decid?d to make 80% of the Walkin’ Wheels ?verseas ?nd 20% in a factory in Clevelan? Ohio.

?ince then, the Walkin Wheels has be?n featured on Anim?l Plan?t, has won the “Best Product” award from Pet Age magazin?, has be?n on CNN, NECN, and ABC ne?s and featured in dozensof pet m?gazines. It is sold internationally.