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    Kodas new wheels

    Koda has become an old dog at creeping toward 13 yrs old. Along with arthritis he has been diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition and is starting to fall down on his butt or side occasionally. A month ago we got him a wheel chair so he can still enjoy going on longer walks with us.
    We got it just before the Indiana rally and that is where he had his first assisted walk. He's finally got the hang of using it and knows it helps him walk faster and longer than he could otherwise. As he looses function in one or both rear legs he will have the strength built up to still walk along with his legs suspended.

    This wheel chair is the best thing to help keep him going, if any of you with older dogs have given anything like this some thought go for it.
    The wheelchair has given him the ability to enjoy long walks again. He's back to wanting to go faster and faster!

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    Awww.

    See he has his squeaky. Can he pick it up from his chair?


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    He's not very limited in movement with the chair. About all he can't do iss sit down. He can pick up his duck and sticks and is even starting to try and run. He can cruise pretty fast if he wants to. He's even figured out he can poop while in the chair too. But still hasn't found a way to lift his leg on a tree ..the trees are happy about that !
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    Our best wishes to Koda. Forge on buddy.

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    All the best for Koda!

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    Looks fantastic. Ill bet he does not give that duck a break either. Looks happy.

    If I may ask, where did you find the chair?
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    He loves his ducks, and hes gotten to really like the chair. We got lucky and won with a low bid.. No one was watching that day, from this seller
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Best-Friend...c&LH_Auction=1. They were great too work with, we had a small issue and they did not hesitate to send the part.. On a used chair that was awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhittleBurner View Post
    Koda has become an old dog at creeping toward 13 yrs old. Along with arthritis he has been diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition and is starting to fall down on his butt or side occasionally. A month ago we got him a wheel chair so he can still enjoy going on longer walks with us.
    We got it just before the Indiana rally and that is where he had his first assisted walk. He's finally got the hang of using it and knows it helps him walk faster and longer than he could otherwise. As he looses function in one or both rear legs he will have the strength built up to still walk along with his legs suspended.

    This wheel chair is the best thing to help keep him going, if any of you with older dogs have given anything like this some thought go for it.
    The wheelchair has given him the ability to enjoy long walks again. He's back to wanting to go faster and faster!

    That's awesome! Great Job!

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    Koda is a lucky one because he has YOU

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    I too have an Aussie and I know they are not dogs that like to sit still thats for sure ! I bet he is happy as a clam in his new chair !!
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