Root Beer Posted March 8, 2014 Report Share Posted March 8, 2014 Now, on the other end of the life spectrum . . . Have any of you ever gotten one of these for a dog who has rear end mobility issues? Sammie is getting to the point where sometimes his back legs fall out from under him. It doesn't happen a lot. He is still able to pull himself up and keep going. But I am starting to see it happen more and more. He is otherwise healthy. I mean he's 14 and 1/2 but he eats, he plays, and his front end is strong as an ox!! He had a really rough time this winter, but now that the weather is breaking, he seems like he may well get along fine for at least another summer. http://www.k9carts.com/ So, I am looking at this option to give him support so he can go for easy, flat walks this coming spring/summer. I see that many of the dogs still have their rear legs on the ground and moving - this serves as a kind of "walker" for those dogs, and that's what I would be looking at for Sammie. I actually took him in for a "consult" recently and, aside from a UTI which has responded well to treatment, the only thing wrong with him is that he doesn't have much muscle left in his back legs. I know this is a short term investment, and it really is to increase his quality of life. And to make the most of the time that he and I still have together. At this point whatever time I still have with my first dog is a rather treasured gift. Input - thoughts? Experiences, maybe, with one of these or something like it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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