Testimonial: Veterinary Care and Specialty Group

“Toby came to me in October for not being able to use his back legs at all. We did an MRI and we found that he had a herniated disc and it was causing a lot of compression on the spinal cord, therefore he could not walk. The wheelchair has helped him a lot because first of all it makes him happy so he can fly in there like one hundred miles an hour but also we can adjust the chair to make him walk more or less and try to get his legs to function a little bit better.” – Dr. Massicotte (Neurologist at VCSG)

“Some of the things that I really like about it, one is cost. Cost is a reasonable cost that most owners can absorb and the adjustability. The adjustability also gives us the benefit of, as they improve to maybe allow them to try and use their rear legs more when maybe in the beginning their rear legs had to be just elevated. And there are different components, different harnesses, different attachments that allow a dog to be maybe not completely weight bearing, where the rear legs are held up in stirrups to a lower level of support where they can exercise more with a cart for support but more using their own limbs by themselves. Well I think that any dog that is paraplegic, you know having the cart enables them to have a better quality of life both physically and mentally. I think just you know being able to get around independently is a game changer for a lot of our pets. From being stuck in one spot and having to drag yourself around which causes a whole second set of problems with skin breakdown. Now we don’t have to worry about that either.” – Dr. Levine (PT, PHD, DPT, CCRP)