Front wheel carts in UK?

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Front wheel carts in UK?

Post by JaynTinks » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:58 am

Does anyone know if you can buy front wheel carts in the UK?

I've been asked if I'd consider fostering a tri paw, one of her front paws is missing and she's also deaf which is why they asked me (I'm deaf and use sign), I have no problems teaching her sign but she's a little overweight and I think maybe using a cart would enable her to go for a longer run as it would give her more support, even if she doesn't use it all the time. She's only 18 months old so young enough to adapt and learn to use one and a small collie cross. (about cavalier size roughly?)

I've never seen a front wheel cart for sale though in UK, they all seem to be rear ones?

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Post by CarolC » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:31 pm

I'm sorry for the delay. I wrote to someone the day before yesterday to try to check on this but have not heard back yet. I know that most (maybe all) of the major cart companies will ship to UK but I am trying to see what is available local to you. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything. :)

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Re: Front wheel carts in UK?

Post by JaynTinks » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:46 pm

ok, I'm having another dilemma now. JJ has twice snapped at my friends partner today and growled at her, he's jumping on bed, growling then jumping off again at night like something else is there but there's only me in bed and I hadn't touched him. He did it so many times the other night I had to put him in his crate to sleep so i could get some sleep.

The rescue is sending someone to do an home check wed and I'm worried if they insist they have to meet him, go to stroke him and he snaps at them! The woman from rescue is also wanting to bring her in person with her husband so if they're wanting to 'help' with the dogs meeting and JJ's stressed cos a strange man is in the house, it isn't going to go well!

So at the minute I'm unsure as to whether I'll get that far in the process! (of the dog arriving here and me having to decide whether she'd do better with a wheelchair) I'm also having uncertainty and anxiety about whether its too soon after Inca. An Animal communicator had told me Inca would reincarnate but have the same white stripe down chest and same eyes (this dog is black but no white stripe) she also claimed the dog would be more cavalier type in face (this one has papillon face), though she didn't tell me this until after the rescue and fostered had said they thought I'd be perfect home for her, so now I'm unsure what to do next :(

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Re: Front wheel carts in UK?

Post by critters » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:34 am

JaynTinks wrote:Does anyone know if you can buy front wheel carts in the UK?

I've been asked if I'd consider fostering a tri paw, one of her front paws is missing and she's also deaf which is why they asked me (I'm deaf and use sign), I have no problems teaching her sign but she's a little overweight and I think maybe using a cart would enable her to go for a longer run as it would give her more support, even if she doesn't use it all the time. She's only 18 months old so young enough to adapt and learn to use one and a small collie cross. (about cavalier size roughly?)

I've never seen a front wheel cart for sale though in UK, they all seem to be rear ones?
Most people don't use carts for a tripod. Is a prosthetic an option?

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Re: Front wheel carts in UK?

Post by critters » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:43 am

JaynTinks wrote:ok, I'm having another dilemma now. JJ has twice snapped at my friends partner today and growled at her, he's jumping on bed, growling then jumping off again at night like something else is there but there's only me in bed and I hadn't touched him. He did it so many times the other night I had to put him in his crate to sleep so i could get some sleep.

The rescue is sending someone to do an home check wed and I'm worried if they insist they have to meet him, go to stroke him and he snaps at them! The woman from rescue is also wanting to bring her in person with her husband so if they're wanting to 'help' with the dogs meeting and JJ's stressed cos a strange man is in the house, it isn't going to go well!

So at the minute I'm unsure as to whether I'll get that far in the process! (of the dog arriving here and me having to decide whether she'd do better with a wheelchair) I'm also having uncertainty and anxiety about whether its too soon after Inca. An Animal communicator had told me Inca would reincarnate but have the same white stripe down chest and same eyes (this dog is black but no white stripe) she also claimed the dog would be more cavalier type in face (this one has papillon face), though she didn't tell me this until after the rescue and fostered had said they thought I'd be perfect home for her, so now I'm unsure what to do next :(
I'd start behavior management ASAP. Reward good behavior at all times, and food (treats) tend to work almost universally!! It should be something terrifically special, such as a hot dog bit, piece of cheese, piece of chicken, etc. I'd have other people meet her, and reward her when she's nice. You'll have to come up with ways to communicate with her, and I expect you know many (most? all?) of them--light blinks, floor stomps, signs, etc.

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Re: Front wheel carts in UK?

Post by CarolC » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:08 pm

I don't know what to suggest on the behavior, it seems like there must be a reason since it was not happening before? I'm sure your whole household is upset right now. Everything was going along a certain way for years and then the rhythm of life changed recently.

I got a reply from Nancy that if you do decide to try a front cart, you could try Ruff Rollin and they ship to the UK.

http://ruffrollin.com/handicapped-pets/ref/14/

If you need help or have questions, please call Sierra at Ruff Rollin. Her phone number is 877-390-7833

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