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    wheelchair for a large dog - or any help / advice

    I know this isn't the usual related stuff but it's more important to me than anything right now -- my girl blew out a disk in her back and doesnt look good for her but I'm not giving up and cannot bring myself to put her down (vet said she isnt having pain - or I would put her down) and cannot afford the surgery needed -- he told me if she wasn't better by sunday she probably wouldnt recover at all then without surgery -- she cannot walk as her back end is pretty much totally paralyzed, she does have very little movement and feeling just no control and cannot stand or anything -- hoping someone might have a wheelchair or know someone that does or can build something -- or know of place where they are somewhat affordable -- she is a large dog, 135lb american bulldog -- while my heart says money is no matter in reality being disabled myself it is -- could do possible firearm trade or whatever I can do




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    Hey man, my dog had a similar thing happen to her. While she's a bit smaller, I've been in your shoes and still deal with her issue to this day. Initially, I had her in a PVC wheelchair. I did it because it was cheap and with me still making payments on her vet bill, it was all I could afford. But I didn't like the way it was set up. So, I looked into professional wheel chairs for dogs. Look into EddiesWheels.com. They take custom measurements that you send in along with pictures, and they custom design each wheel chair for each dog. Now, you will find other cheaper options out there. But with Eddies Wheels, they are a solid reminder that you buy cheap-you get cheap. I think I spent about $400 for my dogs wheel chair but it is every bit of quality. She got used to it the same day I put her in it, and she takes off in it just like she did before. Even with all the running around that she does in it, all that vibration and it bouncing around everywhere-it hasn't had a single problem yet in 3 years of constant use.

    Eddies Wheels even looked at their biggest competitor and broke down exactly why their wheelchairs are better than the competitions. Normally, I blow off in-house comparisons, but they really did a good and fair job with this one. I highly suggest you check it out as well as check out their products. Remember-your dog will be in this thing for the rest of it's life. Why not get it the best that you can afford?

    If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or ask on here. I'm usually on at least once each evening.

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    Send me a PM with your location. I'm currently in Lockhart dealing with my dead grandmother's estate. I'm 99.9% sure we've got a wheelchair in storage.

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    We are huge dog lovers and would like to help. If someone at TGT knows how to set up an account to get this dog a wheelchair we would like to donate some money.

    Stay Strong.

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    Have you talked to these guys? GCVS

    They did wonderful work on my dog, she had hip replacement surgeries there. Great group of doctors and specialists. Even got a physical rehab section that rivals any that I have used.
    “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsayloriii View Post
    Send me a PM with your location. I'm currently in Lockhart dealing with my dead grandmother's estate. I'm 99.9% sure we've got a wheelchair in storage.

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    I'm located in Houston

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acera View Post
    Have you talked to these guys? GCVS

    They did wonderful work on my dog, she had hip replacement surgeries there. Great group of doctors and specialists. Even got a physical rehab section that rivals any that I have used.
    I think that is who my vet was going to refer us too but he said it is usually couple thousand for the surgery she would need. I will contact them tomorrow though just to see if maybe something could do or if payments are an option.

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    My dog got kicked by a horse and suffered hip and spine damage.

    The Vet told me to support the hind quarters with a sling by folding up a towel.

    Every time the dog had to relieve himself, I supported him with the sling. It was not a pretty sight, but after eight weeks, the dog started to support himself.

    That dog lived for 12 years.
    It was what it was, back when it was good, and it ain't getting any better any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR View Post
    I think that is who my vet was going to refer us too but he said it is usually couple thousand for the surgery she would need. I will contact them tomorrow though just to see if maybe something could do or if payments are an option.
    Yeah, they are referral only. Some of the best folks in the business. When you see pictures of G.H.W. Bush and his dogs on the wall with handwritten notes to the doctors from him about how well they were treated you understand what a world class facility you are in.

    Let us know how it goes. FYI my dogs hip dyspepsia surgeries cost about $2,500 each, and she lived another 8 years after the last one. Well worth it for me. Don't know if they have a payment plan, I am sure they do as most vets that do. high dollar procedures have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortround View Post
    My dog got kicked by a horse and suffered hip and spine damage.

    The Vet told me to support the hind quarters with a sling by folding up a towel.

    Every time the dog had to relieve himself, I supported him with the sling. It was not a pretty sight, but after eight weeks, the dog started to support himself.

    That dog lived for 12 years.
    That's what I have been doing, but now I borrowed the swing off neighbors swing set since it is rubber and won't fold up like the towel. I was feeling the towel was somewhat hurting her cause would roll up. She is so big and heavy that I can't hold her up and keep towel folded out. I think the swing is leveling out the pressure some on her. Actually had some glimmer of hope tonight, while holding her up so she could use the bathroom she actually kicked her legs little bit trying to walk and she actually stood up for second or two on her own before giving out, now she has done this a few times. Also she has rolled onto her back a few times and kicks her legs some. Made me cry like a proud dad and shows she has the heart, will and has not given up.

    Thanks everyone for the help and info. rsayloriii is pretty sure he has a wheel chair for her, he is gonna check in storage to make sure and if so I think that will be a huge step in helping her rehab and hopefully get on the road to full recovery, I'm not giving up on her. Also gonna check out a few places like Acera mentioned and few others. Applied online at CareCredit for a loan type program which gives up to 24 months to pay out the balance but was turned down due to "Lack of credit history". Always been the save up and pay cash type person and never had or dealt with a credit card or credit period. Seems like a good option though if anyone needs help later on, it's something to look at.

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