Getting Your Dog's Life Back With A Wheel Chair
Author: Alex de la Cruz
People that lose the mobility of one leg usually make use of crutches or a walking stick to get past their disability. If they lose mobility in both legs, using crutches would be next to impossible - so to get past that disability, they'd have to resort to using a wheel chair. For those not familiar with this mechanical device (I hope your not one of them), it's something that looks like a chair but on wheels. Like the chair people usually use in offices, but built with harder metal and with better support for the back, arms, and legs. With this contraption, the user can move around flat and inclined surfaces freely.
What happens if your dog loses mobility in one leg or loses the entire limb? Well according to statistics they'll get along just fine. They can run around and even jump as if they had all four legs intact. Not as good as before, but still more or less 80% likeness to normal. But what happens if your pet can't move a pair of legs? Say the ones at the rear - it'll be dragging itself around with a heartbreaking look in its eyes. You as the owner will feel responsible for the accident that it got itself into. It won't be able to run around and carry on with other physical activities that it should be doing.
Not to worry, there's somebody or a group of somebodies that designed a wheel chair specially for dogs. With this miraculous invention, it will be able to lift the immovable portion of the pooches' body off the ground, allowing it to use the still movable portion of the body to propel itself. This sounds funny, imagining your pet looking like a cyborg that's half car and half dog, but it's effective in helping your beloved dog regain a lot of its mobility. With this machine, it will actually be able to run at pretty fast speeds. Not as fast as before, but still relatively fast.
Whether your pet has lost the movements in the rear or front, there are still wheel chairs out their that can accommodate the disability it's in. There are cases where a pooch loses mobility in all four legs, but there's a solution for that too. A wheel chair that can support its entire body weight while providing comfort. You could push it around or have a leash tied to the contraption if you'd like to take it out for a "stroll". Now how's that for high tech? Be wary of letting your pet stroll around the road or downhill though.
Knowing that there are devices out there that can help your dog get back on its feet somewhat puts are minds at ease. But that isn't an excuse for us to become irresponsible. We hold their lives in the very palms of our hands. It's our duty and job to keep them from harm, and provide them with everything they need to avoid such life-crippling scenarios. Preventing this from happening to your pet is the smartest move you can make - training the dog properly to become obedient can save its life. But if it does happen anyway, then you should consider getting a wheel chair for your dog.
Don't give up on it and I urge you to not let the veterinarian "put it to sleep". With this contraption, it'll be able to live a life that is comfortable and close to what it was before the accident.
About the author: The author of this article, Alex De La Cruz, is a Dog Expert who has been successful for many years. Because most people think that Arthritis is a humans-only disease Alex now informs dog owners with his http://www.dog-arthritis-guide.com Ebook on how to discover this disease and let their dogs live as pain-free as possible.
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