Walkin Wheels Quad Wheelchair / Cart

Features

The Walkin’ Wheels Medium or Large Quad Cart is for dogs with weakness in all four limbs or amputees or tripods. This front end addition to the standard rear end wheelchair includes an attractive and functional set of caster wheels will allow a dog with decreasing mobility of the front legs to get exercise.

The Walkin’ Wheels Quad Cart is available in blue. For pink or camo carts it is a custom order and will take longer for delivery.

 

Walkin’ Wheels Quad Cart Features

  • Fully adjustable – accommodates any dog from 25 to 150 pounds.
  • Simple to measure 
  • Large, 4″ or 5″ 360 degree bearing casters for complete directional mobility.
  • Padded chin rest for comfort and safety.
  • Safe and Stable
  • Easily converts the rear end cart into a quad wheelchair

For small quad carts, CLICK HERE!

If you require assistance with sizing or ordering, please call us at 778-809-7421 
Related Products:
Rear Only Wheelchairs Splints & Braces Ramps & Steps


Specs

The Parts of the Front Dog Wheelchair

The front wheel kit attachments are easy to assemble and snap into the cart. You’ll need a Phillips screwdriver. The package contains:

The Parts of the Front Dog Wheelchair

A – Left and Right Extenders (2). These replace the side extenders that originally came with your Walkin’ Wheels. These are not marked “Left” and “Right” because the only difference between them is the writing will be upside-down if they are installed on the wrong side.

B – Wheel Struts and Casters (2). These are marked “L” and “R” and it is very important that they go on the correct side. If the “L” and “R” labels come off, there is another small “L” or “R” on the bottom near where the caster screws in. L and R assume you are standing behind the wheelchair or “The dog’s L and R.”

C – Frame Leg Connectors (2). “Marked “L” and “R” with stickers (and another mark beneath the stickers if they come off).

D – Front Chin Bar (1, 2 pieces)
NOTE: Some extension kits come with a
larger chin bar. See note 1.
E – Allen Key/Wrench (2)
F – Front Bar Screws (2)
G – Front Bar Comfort Cover (1)
H – Front Leg Rings (1 Pair)
IMPORTANT: The LEFT and RIGHT Wheel Struts and Caster (B) must match the LEFT and RIGHT Frame Leg Connector (C). If they are not done correctly the wheelchair will be extremely wobbly.

What Comes With the Walkin’ Wheels Dog Wheelchair (Standard Rear)

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What’s In the Box?

  • 1 Frame
  • 2 Sets of extenders
  • 2 Connectors
  • 1 Set (2) Foam Wheels or for Pneumatic Air-Filled Tires (add $49.00-$69.00)
  • 1 Front Harness with Sleeves
  • 1 Set Leg Rings Rear Support Saddle
  • 1 Belly Belt
  • 2 Stirrups
  • 1 Instruction Manual
  • 1 Tote Bag Free (for Med and Large)
  • 1 Set Handles that Clip onto Leg Rings and wheelchair

Foam Wheels vs Air Tires

Foam Wheels
Standard with all wheelchairs
The foam wheels are great for all terrains. They feature a dense foam interior with an outer rubber layer. These wheels will not puncture, wear extremely well, and are easy to clean.
Sizes available: 4″, 8″,12″ & 16″

Air Tires
Optional Upgrade
The air tires are for very active dogs that like to go hiking on rough surfaces. These tires are like mountain bike tires. They have a nice deep tread and a replaceable inner tube. There is an additional $49.00-$69 fee for these tires.
Sizes available: 12″ & 16″.

The Parts of the Dog Wheelchair

DSC06666Frame:

The Frame itself is powder-coated aluminum. It will not bend, break, or rust. The molded plastic knuckles attach the frame and the legs in such a way they cannot possibly slip. 360 degrees of ‘teeth’ hold the knuckle in place at every point.
On the side of the knuckle, a spring-loaded turning cap allows you to loosen the knuckle and swivel the legs up or down.

About three turns of the knob should be enough. Do not turn the dial so that it comes all the way off — although if you do, it is easy to screw back on.

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Width Connectors: (2 connectors with regular frame)

The width connector connects the left and right side of the frame together. If the width of your dog is 5 – 9 1/2 inches, you will use the smaller width connector. 9 – 13.5 inches will need the longer connector.

DSC06634Length Extenders: (2 extender sets with regular medium frame)

The length extenders connect the front harness in place with the cart. The length extenders are adjustable. However, there are two different sizes. If the animal is 9-19 inches you will need the smaller extenders. The small extender will already be attached to the wheelchair. If your animal’s length is 18-25 inches you will need the larger extenders.

Length is determined by back of front leg to back of rear leg.

pg13-2The Front Harness: FrontHarness-2The dog’s head goes between the blue and black strap, and the red strap goes around the chest and clips on the side of the harness.

The shoulder pads (A) are made of neoprene and keep the straps and buckles from causing discomfort for the dog. The red strap (B) goes behind the front legs, underneath the chest and holds the front harness securely when clipped into the side panel. Neoprene comfort sleeves wrap around the straps for the dogs comfort. It is best to take comfort sleeves off while adjusting the three straps snug to your dog. Comfort sleeves can be cut in half if they are too long.

The only difference between the regular and large front harness is the length of strapping. The girth of the regular harness is 48″ max.

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Handles:

A pair of handles is included with every wheelchair. You can attach them to the leg rings (when the dog is not in the wheelchair) and use the leg rings as a lifting device. The size of the adjustable handles range from: 4.5″ to 27″.

Parts of the Wheel Kit

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Struts: 

One set comes in wheel kit.

Struts are what the wheels are attached to which then snap into the cart. The struts are adjustable within a range of three inches. The struts come in 4 different sizes: 6, 9, 12, & 15 inches. Each wheelchair comes with an appropriate set of struts based on your dog’s Fold of Flank measurement.

DSC065271Leg Rings (Shown Attached to the Dog Wheelchair)

The hindquarters of the dog are held in place by the leg rings, or our rear harness support system. We have found that most dogs adapt quickly to the leg rings. The leg rings are included with the cart.

The leg rings that come with your Walkin’ Wheels work great used as a lifting harness. The excess strapping can be Velco together to make handles on each side.

 

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Foam Wheels:

One set comes in wheel kit.

Each Wheelchair comes with an appropriate set of wheels based on your dog’s Fold of Flank measurement. The 12″ and 16″ wheels are outfitted with bearings.

airAir-Filled Pneumatic Tires: (Optional)

Air-filled pneumatic tires are an optional item for active dogs, improved traction, and off-road use. Available for your dog wheelchair for an additional $49-$69

BellyBelt-1Belly Belt:

The Belly Belt will help support your dog’s back. Highly recommended for:
1. Dogs with a long back
2. Overweight or elderly dogs
3. Dogs with curvature of the spine
4. Dogs with disc problems

One Belly Belt is included with each wheel kit.

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Stirrups:

These are used to keep your animal’s back legs from dragging on the ground if the legs are paralyzed or weak. The length of the stirrups can be easily adjusted by moving the clip down on the rope and re-tying the knot.

DSC06528-Edit-bothThe Manual & DVD:

This literature and DVD will be included with the cart. Please watch the DVD before setting up the cart to give you a full understanding of how the cart works. If you have any questions, you should call Handicappedpetscanada.com, 778-809-7421.

Toolkit-1Tool Kit:

The tool kit comes in a plastic bag and includes:

– Allen Wrench
– Set Screws (8) You only need to use 6 set screws total.
2 – bottom of the legs
2 – end of frame
2- width
You will see small holes where the set screws are attached. This will keep the frame from rattlling and tightens everything up.

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IMG_1639Tote Bag:

This white, frosted tote bag comes with your Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair. It is an ideal way to carry the folded wheelchair. Because of its unique design and compact size, the Mini Walkin’ Wheels is easy to transport.  It does not fold or come with a Tote Bag (only the Medium and Large Walkin’ Wheels are designed to fold and has the tote bag to carry it around.)


FAQs

Facts, Answers and Questions

“Can my Pet Pee and Poop in the Wheelchair?”
Yes, that’s the point of the dog wheelchair — to help your dog get the exercise he needs… and do his business!

“How do I know if I need front wheels for my dog?
You will need to add the front wheels if your dog suffers from weakness in the forelimbs. If you already have the rear wheelchair and your dog keeps falling in the front, then he is a good candidate for the four wheel wheelchair. The four wheel wheelchair is ideal to provide full body support for your dog to help them live an active life.

“Is this easy to assemble?
The front wheels are easy to assemble. You will take out the rear extenders and replace them with what comes in the kit. Everything is adjustable with push buttons to get the perfect fitting.

“Can my Pet Use his/her Rear Legs in the Wheelchair?”
Yes, we encourage your dog to use his/her rear legs as much as they can to maintain muscle mass and to get exercise. If the rear legs are paralyzed, then the stirrups will keep their legs from dragging.

“How Do I Measure My Dog?”
Click here to find out

“Is the wheelchair easy to transport?
This Wheelchair folds flat for easy transport. Fits in tote bag. (included)

“Will this wheelchair rehabilitate my dog?
We have seen varying degrees of recovery with dogs using the wheelchair. Some dogs have been able to improve so much that they no longer needed the wheelchair. Every dog and disability are unique. While your dog is in the wheelchair they are getting physical therapy improving their physical and mental health.

“What is the return policy?
It is our intention that every Walkin’ Wheels user be happy with their wheelchair. If you experience problems, please call us. Often we can help with a simple adjustment. If you feel the wheelchair is not for you, we can issue a RETURN MATERIALS AUTHORIZATION. Please note that wheelchairs returned without a return materials authorization will not receive credit. Please click here for full return policy

“How to tell if the Cart is Adjusted Properly
When the cart is adjusted properly, the animal stands in a ‘natural’ position. Here’s what to check. Refer to the figure below.

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A – Knuckle at the hips. If you were to draw an imaginary line from one knuckle to the other, the line would pass right through the dog’s hips… where the bone of the leg meets the bones of the body. If not, tighten harness and/or adjust length. Allow 1″ on each side between dog and black knuckle.
B – Front Support loop at the shoulder. The loop on the front harness that the bar goes through should be at the shoulder. Adjust the straps so that the loop is held firmly against the shoulder. Then clip into cart.
C – The dogs back needs to be straight or arched UP (slight hunch). In this photo the dog’s back is arched down a little. This is NOT correct and this dog needs the Belly Strap.
D – The back legs need to be just touching, or just off the ground, depending on the health of the back legs. If the dog wants to use his back legs, then allow his feet to touch lightly. This is often adjusted by tightening the straps that hold the harness to the frame – this brings the dog’s seat up. (Take the dog out of the harness before adjusting.) If the height of the harness cannot be changed, then lengthen the leg struts. Consider boots if the feet drag. Use the stirrups if the dog cannot use his back legs or the feet are dragging on the ground.
E – The horizontal bar needs to be level.

If you have tried all of the suggestions and are still having a hard time, please call us at 778-809-7421. Our staff will be happy to assist you.


Measuring

Measuring your existing cart for the Quad Attachment Kit

Take a tape measure and measure from each end of the Walkin’ Wheels strut. Measure the diameter of the wheel as shown above.

Match the sizes of your struts and wheels with the options in the pricing tab! It’s that easy.
If you’re measuring for your pet’s very first wheelchair, see the instructions below.


FOFThe Fold of Flank (FOF)

To measure the height of your pet for our Walkin Wheels, measure from the ground to the “Fold of the Flank” as shown here. The FOF is a thin piece of skin that connects the dog’s upper rear leg to his body. Look at the webbing between your thumb and index finger. This skin is very similar to the FOF.

Overweight pets:

If your dog is overweight, then the fold of flank will probably hang down from his body, making the fold of flank measurement shorter than it really is. You will need to try and move the flank up to a normal position, to get an accurate measurement. The picture of the Boxer below shows a normal fold of flank for a dog that is not overweight.

Long Haired Pets
If you have a long-haired dog, you can locate the fold of the flank by pushing the hair back and feeling for the fold of flank skin.

 


Tips:

  • If your dog can stand, use a metal retractable tape measure or yardstick, place it in front of his rear foot/toes and measure straight up to the bottom edge of fold of the flank.
  • Do NOT stretch the dog’s leg and foot out as this will add several inches to the fold of flank and give you an inaccurate measurement.

If you are unsure about how to measure, please call us (778-809-7421) before placing your order and we would be happy to assist you, as…

  • We do need the fold of flank (FOF) measurement to be as accurate as possible as that is how we determine the size of the wheels and struts your dog will need for his wheelchair.
  • If your measurement is not accurate, you may need to exchange the wheels or struts at your expense. They do snap in and can be easily changed.

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If your dog cannot stand:

If your dog cannot stand, you can measure the fold of the flank when he is lying on his side. In order to get an accurate measurement, position the dog’s rear leg in a normal standing position: knee joint and hock joint will be slightly bent. Bend the dog’s foot at his ankle (like it would be if he was standing on his foot). In this picture the yardstick shows a FOF of 18 inches.

Do NOT stretch the dog’s leg and foot out as this will add several inches to the fold of flank and give you an inaccurate measurement.


Click here for SMALL Quad Cart Info


Once you’ve got the wheelchair

If you’ve received your pet’s wheelchair and are not sure if you’ve got it set up properly, take a look at the example below:

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A – Knuckle at the hips. If you were to draw an imaginary line from one knuckle to the other, the line would pass right through the dog’s hips… where the bone of the leg meets the bones of the body. If not, tighten harness and/or adjust length. Allow 1″ on each side between dog and black knuckle.
B – Front Support loop at the shoulder. The loop on the front harness that the bar goes through should be at the shoulder. Adjust the straps so that the loop is held firmly against the shoulder. Then clip into cart.
C – The dogs back needs to be straight or arched UP (slight hunch). In this photo the dog’s back is arched down a little. This is NOT correct and this dog needs the Belly Strap.
D – The back legs need to be just touching, or just off the ground, depending on the health of the back legs. If the dog wants to use his back legs, then allow his feet to touch lightly. This is often adjusted by tightening the straps that hold the harness to the frame – this brings the dog’s seat up. (Take the dog out of the harness before adjusting.) If the height of the harness cannot be changed, then lengthen the leg struts. Consider boots if the feet drag. Use the stirrups if the dog cannot use his back legs or the feet are dragging on the ground.
E – The horizontal bar needs to be level.

If you have tried all of the suggestions and are still having a hard time, please call us at 778-809-7421. Our staff will be happy to assist you.


Pricing

The pricing below is for four wheeled quad carts. For information on rear only wheelchairs, click here.

Front Wheel Quad Attachment Only

If you already have the rear Walkin Wheels Dog Wheelchair and just need the front wheel attachment kit to make your Walkin Wheels into a quad cart, then click on the “Buy Now” Links below for the front wheel attachment kit only. If you are ordering your wheelchair for the first time and require a full quad cart, scroll down to the full quad cart table.

Pneumatic Inflatable Tires
For active dogs, “Mountain-bike Style” Pneumatic (Air Filled) Tires are available as an option for Large and Extra Large Carts. This option can be chosen at the checkout.

Front End Attachment Only – $250.00
See next table for full quad carts

Strut Wheel Cart match size
6″ 4″ Medium 8 – 11″
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9″ 8″ Medium 9 – 12″
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12″ 8″ Medium 12 – 15″
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9″ 12″ Large 14 – 17″
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12″ 12″ Large 17 – 20″
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12″ 16″ Extra Large 19 – 22″
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15″ 16″ Extra Large 22 – 25″
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Front Pivot Wheel Options
Can be selected during checkout

 4″ Bearing Wheel
Included
 Optional 5″ Hospital Grade Bearing Wheel
Add $39
Optional 5″ Hospital Grade Bearing Wheel with Lock
Add $49

Full Quad Carts

Wheelchair Size Specifications Price
 Medium (8-11″ FOF) 6″ struts
4″ wheels
$749.00
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 Medium (9-12″ FOF) 6″ struts
8″ wheels
$749.00
Click to find out more!
 Medium (12-15″ FOF) 9″ struts
8″ wheels
 $749.00
Click to find out more!
Large (14-17″ FOF) 9″ struts
12″ wheels
$799.00
Click to find out more!
Large (17-20″ FOF) 12″ struts
12″ wheels
$799.00
Click to find out more!
Extra Large ( 19-22″ FOF) 12″ struts
16″ wheels
 $839.00
Click to find out more!
Extra Large ( 22-25″ FOF) 15″ struts
16″ wheels
 $839.00
Click to find out more!


Photos and Videos

Medium and Large Quad Cart Photos

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Medium and Large Quad Cart Videos



Manual and Instructions

Medium and Large Quad Cart Instructions

PDF Rear Wheelchair Manual
PDF Front Attachment Manual – Medium
PDF Front Attachment Manual – Large

1 Person method

2 Person method

Assembly Instructions


Buy Now

Front End Attachment Only – $250.00
See next table for full quad carts

Strut Wheel Cart match size
6″ 4″ Medium 8 – 11″
 Buy Now
9″ 8″ Medium 9 – 12″
Buy Now
12″ 8″ Medium 12 – 15″
 Buy Now
9″ 12″ Large 14 – 17″
Buy Now
12″ 12″ Large 17 – 20″
Buy Now
12″ 16″ Extra Large 19 – 22″
Buy Now
15″ 16″ Extra Large 22 – 25″
Buy Now

Front Pivot Wheel Options
Can be selected during checkout

 4″ Bearing Wheel
Included
 Optional 5″ Hospital Grade Bearing Wheel
Add $39
Optional 5″ Hospital Grade Bearing Wheel with Lock
Add $49

Full Quad Carts

Wheelchair Size Specifications Price
 Medium (8-11″ FOF) 6″ struts
4″ wheels
$749.00
Buy Now!
 Medium (9-12″ FOF) 6″ struts
8″ wheels
$749.00
Click to find out more!
 Medium (12-15″ FOF) 9″ struts
8″ wheels
 $749.00
Click to find out more!
Large (14-17″ FOF) 9″ struts
12″ wheels
$799.00
Click to find out more!
Large (17-20″ FOF) 12″ struts
12″ wheels
$799.00
Click to find out more!
Extra Large ( 19-22″ FOF) 12″ struts
16″ wheels
 $839.00
Click to find out more!
Extra Large ( 22-25″ FOF) 15″ struts
16″ wheels
 $839.00
Click to find out more!

The Walkin’ Wheels Medium or Large Quad Cart is for dogs with weakness in all four limbs or amputees or tripods. This front end addition to the standard rear end wheelchair includes an attractive and functional set of caster wheels will allow a dog with decreasing mobility of the front legs to get exercise.