Hodes Animal Orthopedics also makes special wheelchairs that is entirely custom-made. These wheelchairs are characterised by very high stability. The sophistication of the construction ensures that the it is lightweight and yet with the rolling resistance. All this results in optimum freedom of the dog, as much as it is possible with use of such aids.
The “half body” wheelchair is used in dogs and other animals with a partial failure, temporarily or not, of the hindquarters. The reason for this is often in a neurological defect, or decreasing muscle strength with age. For this wheelchair, the dog must be able to, by means of the front legs, stand and move.
The “Full body” wheelchair is used on dogs with severe back pain, which in addition to a weak (er) hindquarters, also have problems with the transfer of weight on the forehand. These wheelchair is obviously completely made to measure.