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  Boomer  

Boomer is an affected German Shepherd, who unfortunately gradually lost the ability to move/feel his hindlimbs. Boomer has a cart from Eddies Wheels. His owner says:

" It's the rigid saddle (that is thickly padded) that allows Boomer to do some very tricky maneuvering when we're hiking on rugged trails, etc. With designs that had the hanging type of saddle we had too many issues with instability and pressure sores. Eddies wheels are also nice because if Boomer does tip (which is very rare), it takes him less than ten seconds to get out and continue on his merry way (bunny-hopping mind you). The other designs, if tipping does occur, he is trapped, which is a terrifying experience for him, and can also result in injury if I'm not right there to help him up as he’s flailing around trying to get up. I'm never more than a minute away, but the type of terrain and activities we engage in, well, tips happen. Dewey's was too wide and cumbersome, while Doggon didn't seem wide enough. A good angle on the wheels also creates stability, and a bike tire allows for off-road navigation, and when slightly deflated offers some shock absorption when running full-tilt down mountain bike trails. The number one thing I don't like about Walkin Wheels is their biggest draw. A wheelchair, or cart, should be 100% custom fit to the individual dog. Boomer's Wheels were fit to him, taking into account his wacky legs, exact measurements, age, sex, lifestyle, and activities. If wheels do not fit right and they are worn long-term they could cause potential musculoskeletal issues as well as instability and general discomfort. The walking wheels also do not have nearly enough of an angle for these to be stable (enough for our purposes, anyway)".