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I am caring for my parent's female German Shepherd, approx. 100 lbs while they are away. She has hip dysplesia, and it has gotten worse very quickly. She is 9 years old, and is otherwise in fine health. When she tries to walk, she just cannot get her legs up, and when she does, they collapse under her. She doesn't appear to be in pain, however, so I'm thinking a dog wheelchair is in order.
My parents will not pay for one, so I was going to have my husband (who is very handy) make one. Any suggestions from people on instructions specifically for a wheelchair for this size animal with his type of problem? I have seen a few on the internet and am not sure which type of design would be best suited.
Here you go...links to low cost wheelchairs, rental opportunities and homemade chairs. (I wonder if any of the companies who rent might be willing to do a rent to buy situation?)
http://www.handicappedpets.com/custom-c ... carts.html
You/they might also want to check on this supplement http://www.nzymes.com They have some amazing reviews (nope, don't work for them )
Christine... and Bailey, playing at the Bridge
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I think I would try to get her in to be checked over by a vet if that is an option. There are other common things that could cause these symptoms, I am not sure hip dyplasia is the only thing that is going on. Is she on any medication or joint supplements?
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