I decided to research about homemade dog wheelchair because I would really love to help Tina my Facebook friend who cares for dogs with special needs, I do not have the ability to help her financially, and the only thing that I can provide is moral support and some form of advertisement.
In reality, It can be very difficult to keep a handicapped dog healthy without
proper exercise. Without a dog wheelchair, many owners simply give up
and have their pet euthanized years before it should be necessary, and we all know that euthanasia is a very hard option to take.
A major obstacle for dog owners is the expense of buying a dog
wheelchair. If you are in that position, consider building (or finding a
sympathetic individual to help you build) a homemade dog wheel chair.
Even a large one can be constructed much cheaper than commercial kinds,
especially if you can scrounge rather than buy the materials. You need to pay more than 20,000 pesos in order to get a dog wheelchair, and most of the time you need to order it online, that being said makes the wheelchair super expensive, with all the tax and service fees, plus the additional amount that you need to pay the corrupt officials of customs.
For small dogs, a PVC frame can be built very easily. A strong, water resistant fabric can act as the support. PVC is very inexpensive and the amount of fabric you need does not cost much either. Your biggest expense will be the wheels. One recommendation is threaded, plastic caster wheels
|Bipp Bipp, the dog with 2 legs|
|Sebastian, the amputee dog|
|Tiger, a tripod dog|
|Paula, the black and white dog, she can no longer use her backlegs|
|image source: http://www.out-and-about-with-your-dog.com/dog-wheelchair-featuring-moto.html|