As pet owners, we always want what’s best for our furry friends. When they face mobility issues due to an injury, illness, or age, we want to ensure they have every opportunity to live a happy and fulfilling life. Wheelchairs can provide your pet with renewed freedom and mobility, but learning how to measure for a wheelchair can be tricky. Luckily for you, Best Friend Mobility has the ultimate wheelchair measurement guide for pets. Continue reading to learn how to equip your furry companion with the proper wheelchair.
The measuring process to determine the ideal animal wheelchair is straightforward and simple. It might seem like you need to take multiple measurements, but we only need one measurement: the hindquarters. This simply means we need an accurate measurement from the distance of the floor to your pet’s back to equip them with the appropriate wheelchair.
Please note that you may need help measuring your pet depending on the severity of their mobility issues. One person may need to support the hind legs of your pet while you take the measurement. If you’re also measuring for a front-range harness, you will need an accurate measurement of your pet’s chest as well. For the best measurement, you should wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your pet’s chest, which is behind their front legs.
After you determine these measurements, you can use our wheelchair sizing chart to help you find the best wheelchair size for your dog or cat! We offer a range of sizes to accommodate many of our customers’ furry best friends.
Using our wheelchair measurement guide for pets is a simple way to determine the best fit for your beloved companion. Don’t worry; once you know which wheelchair best suits your pet, you can have them moving around again in no time! This form of aid can significantly improve your pet’s quality of life.
Best Friend Mobility has everything your pet needs in terms of mobility. If you have any further questions about measuring your pet for one of our wheelchairs, please do not hesitate to reach out. One of our employees will gladly assist you!
Depending on your pet’s current capabilities and its willingness to cooperate, this can be a 1-person or 2-person job.
If your pet has very little or no rear-limb strength, one person can be the support while the other does the measuring.
Measure your pet at the widest part of the chest and check the size chart. If measurement falls in between sizes, go with the next size up.