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Assistive devices

Help can be provided on choosing, measuring, fitting and adjusting.

Wheelchairs

Sometimes our pets need a little extra support to live the life they deserve and want. Loosing the use of limbs or struggling with mobility is not the end of your adventures together. Let us help you make those adventures happen again!

Carts or doggie wheelchairs are part of that. Pets usually adjust rapidly to their new found freedom and some are even able to off road and go splashing in the sea in their carts!

KJ has completed the Walkin Wheels Certification Training allowing her to measure and fit Walkin wheels carts with a high degree of accuracy. We believe these to be a very good example of a all round cart that is well designed and balanced.

 

However they are not idea for all pets and we are also able to assist in measuring and ordering custom carts through other companies such as Eddie's wheels. If you already have a cart or a hand me down we are also able to help adjust the cart to best fit your pet. A poorly fitting or unbalanced cart can cause a lot of discomfort and compensation issues. 

Prosthetics, Orthotics  and Adaptive devices

We often use these to help reduce recovery times and allow fewer compensations however poorly fitting devices are often worse than using nothing at all. Not all orthotics, prosthetics and adaptive devices are created equal. We use a variety of manufacturers and can help find the best fit for you and your pet to accomplish the best outcome.

 

Fur Ability does not build these devices but we can assist in recommendations, measuring, ordering and fitting of them. 

These devices range from prosthetics for amputees',  shoulder stabilization devices for joint instability to dorsi-flex boots to prevent toe dragging. 

Harnesses

Sometimes your pet needs a helping hand to get around. Whether it is short term after surgery or longer term to help with stairs and getting in and out of the car.

 

There are many different types of harness out there but Help ‘Em Up Harness up is one of the best we have found. The Help ‘Em Up Harness is a unique full-body lifting device and is designed to distribute weight over the large surfaces of the chest and hind quarters. Its easily adjustable and comfortable for all day wear if needed.

We currently do not stock these but we can give you a list of local suppliers or assist in ordering online. We are also happy to assist with measuring, sizing and correct fitting to ensure that your pet is comfortable and safely secured.

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