Friday, August 22, 2014

Waiting for Surgery and Walkin' Wheels Dog Wheelchair

Bradley is a 6-month old Bernese Mountain dog
awaiting surgery for bilateral hind leg bone
deformities.  He stays mobile with
Walkin' Wheels
Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchairs are frequently used to help dogs recovering from surgeries such as ACL repairs or back surgeries.  The use of a Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair allows the dogs to remain mobile enough to enjoy daily walks and opportunities for bathroom breaks outside, but it limits them from over activity that could jeopardize the potential success of an operation.

Another surgical related use of the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair is for cases where the dog is not yet ready for a procedure due to age, health or financial reasons.  In Bradley the Bernese Mountain dog's case, he is not yet old enough to undergo surgery.  Brad's owners are also facing an enormous challenge of affording the $12,000 price tag required to correct his severe bilateral, hind leg bone deformities.  At 6 months of age, he is not able to walk, jump and run like other puppies. Earlier this week, he got into his Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair for the first time.

Brad takes a break from his first walk in
months thanks to his Walkin' Wheels!
His owner Katie wrote to us at HandicappedPets.com, "Seeing Brad walk today with his Walkin' Wheels brought tears to my eyes. He was so incredibly happy, and I was actually able to take him on a 1/2 mile walk which is something we haven't been able to do due to his paws rubbing and bleeding on the pavement."

If you would like to contribute towards Brad's surgery, a fundraiser has been established at the following Give Forward page here.

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