Our staff are Walkin’ Wheels cart fitment certified!
That means we’ve done the training and had plenty of experience at evaluating and fitting dogs to carts. We can easily assess your pet’s needs, measure, order, build and fit your dog’s cart. We teach you the tricks of getting your pet in and out safely, as well as helping to create an exercise programme to help your pet. While some stock is available in Hong Kong, often, we need to wait for the correct size combination from the US, so time line from measure to fit can vary.
It’s important to consider the difference between humans and dogs when considering how long to put your pet in the cart. As humans, we tend to spend much of our day sitting, so using a wheelchair for extended periods (I.e. staying in the chair while not using it for mobility) is very normal. For dogs, when they are not walking, running or playing, they will prefer to sit or lie down. Hence leaving a dog standing in their cart for any length of time will be tiring and will quickly become painful or worsen their problems.
Rear carts -Most commonly, pets who need a cart will just require rear support. Adjustable dog carts work by holding the dog’s back legs in place with a rear harness and leg rings. Most dogs adapt to the leg rings very quickly. Check out the Walkin' Wheels 2-wheel cart below.
Quad cart (front attachment) -The carts can be easily converted to 4 wheels to support dogs that weakness or pain in all 4 legs. The rear cart is converted with additional small wheels at the front. Our staff help you to identify if or when this may be needed for your pet.
Here at Paws in Motion, we have helped pets into carts after spinal injury or surgery to help their recovery; with degenerative neurological conditions such as degenerative myelopathy; in cases of osteoarthritis in front and back legs; leg injury and amputations. Wheelchairs for dogs enable them to maintain their daily activities such as playing and getting the exercise they need for a better quality of life.