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Assisting with Canine Mobility Issues

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that without a doubt I love dogs. Big dogs, small dogs, short dogs, tall dogs, dogs are one of God's best creations, no matter what the breed. Over the years I've had quite a few dogs, each were special in their own way. One in particular of the very special members of our family was an Old English Sheepdog named Spencer. He had the cutest pink nose. He was handsome, a fast swimmer, would fly through the air as if he was weightless just to catch a Frisbee. He had a loving personality and truth be told he was crazy. No cushion chair was safe when he was around. You see he had a thing for fiber fill. His toys were destroyed in seconds with surgical precision, his bed he destroyed in minutes. All that I can do was shake my head when I saw his antics, smile and scream

S P E N C E R! At the age of 5, my little guy had a stroke. The stroke affected his mobility in many ways but the most grave was that he lost the ability to move his right rear leg. Getting up was a difficult task. We often would put a towel around him like a sling to assist in getting up and with walking. Even tough he had three good legs, while I was holding him up with the towel as a sling, we would often run in the backyard. The towel sling helped him forget about his disability and I was happy to give him that freedom, even if it was for a few minutes. Yup, this was true love! The towel was not optimum but it was the best we could do to help him with his immediate mobility issues. Once we realized that his leg would never come back to the days of glory, we got Spencer a Ruff In Rollin Doggie Wheelchair. He was taught how to use the chair and he used it brilliantly. He would run through the backyard and house like no other. The chair gave him perfect freedom. Although Spencer is no longer with us, he lives on vividly in our memory. We now have Sydney who will be 11 in January and I am starting to see that she is having some difficulty with getting up. Although she still can get up well on her own, that rocking motion leads me to believe that mobility issues are not too far ahead. Given all that we have been through, we are now prepared to handle any mobility issues that come our way. I can tell you from my experience that The Hold It Carrier makes it easier to assist a canine with getting up and walking. Because of its width, the carrier gives greater support to the dog's undercarriage and is easy for you to hold. The handles are a perfect height. There is no more grabbing of a bulky towel. There are many uses for the Hold It Carrier and Assisting your Dog with their mobility issues is just another one of many applications.

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