WELCOME TO YUKON'S "ASSISTED TRANSPORTATION" PAGE. HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON CARTS, WAGONS, AND SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS IF YOUR DOG CAN NO LONGER WALK WITHOUT ASSISTANCE.
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by Peter and Diana Kunasz
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If your Vet says that your dog is a good candidate for a CART or a WAGON, why not give it a try? The possibilities for EXTENDING A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE for your dog are well worth exploring.
(NOTE: All information on this web site is personal opinion only, and not to be relied on as professional advice.)
CARTS are an excellent way to prolong your dog's mobility. There are several different manufacturers of carts. Carts are constantly being upgraded with improved designs. GOOGLE "DOG CARTS" for a list of providers and more information. Good places to start are:
Don't be too concerned about the initial cost of a cart. When your dog can no longer use it, you can donate it or easily sell the cart on E Bay.
If you want to buy a USED CART, make sure that it will properly fit your dog. Basic measuring criteria can be found at different dog cart manufacturers like "Eddie's Wheels" above.
HOW IT ATTACHES: In most cases, the dog wears a harness that attaches to the cart frame. When it is time to take a break, simply unhook the cart from the harness.
How the harness and cart interrelate differs by manufacturer. Check with each to make sure their design will work for you and your dog.
Most harnesses have a strap that can attach to the rear portion of the harness so that you can support the dog when he is out of the cart.
Carts can provide comfortable mobility in a variety of terrains.
You will find that there are a variety of carts. Some have four wheels that will support the entire weight of the dog. Take time to research which design will work best for you and your dog.
Many normal play activities can continue.
Tennis balls and Frisbees can almost always be used.
Any cart must be WELL FITTED to your dog. It should be lightweight, well designed and sturdy.
AFTER THE CART--As Yukon got older, his arthritis prevented him from pulling his weight in his cart. We discovered that a STURDY WAGON can fill the bill. This yellow wagon comes from LOWE'S and costs about $79.
HOME DEPOT also sells garden wagons, but they are smaller and lighter. If you have a small or medium sized dog, you can check them out as well.
Taking a WALK on a beautiful winter day in downtown SAN DIEGO.
HOW TO TRANSPORT YOUR WAGON--
This "EVERTHERE" brand carrier and other like models can be purchased from CAMPING WORLD--
--they supply accessories for camping, motorhomes and trailers.
Costco also sells a similar carrier
Search under "carriers". The Costco unit costs more, but has added accessories.
They weigh about 25 pounds, FOLD UP so they are easy to carry.
The Carrier attaches to your TRAILER HITCH and takes seconds to put in place. It is a perfect size for the Lowe's or Home Depot Wagons.
The Lowe's wagon on the carrier--a perfect fit. It can be held firmly in place with two straps and takes only seconds to attach.
A simple BUNGEE CORD will keep the handle in place when driving, and also make sure the sides
The cart can be loaded and unloaded from the carrier by one person if you lower or lift it one axle at a time.
Two simple adjustable straps can attach by hooks to the holes in the carrier, then run around the wagon axle and secure. EASY!!
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