How to Make a Dog Wheelchair

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Introduction: How to Make a Dog Wheelchair

About: I am an industrial designer, nice to find a place like this to share my stuff ,

My Dad's dog broke her leg's bone recently, to help her to rehabitate from operation, I made a wheelchair for her.
Here is the material you need to prepare:
1) Dimension for the dog
2) AL tube according to the dimension. x 5
3) Bike flashlight mount.x 6
4) Sponge tube.
5) Screws.
6) Driller.
7) Wheel x 2
8) AL Tube plastic cap.
9) Velcro
And Let's get start.

Step 1: Measure the Dimension of the Dog

Measure the dimension of the dog, please pay attention to the radius of rounded tube area (internal radius or external radius, and explains it to the tube bending vendor clearly)

Step 2: Cut and Bend Al Tube According to the Blueprint

Buy the tube with size cut carefully and bended according to the blueprint. Don't forget to quote since customised bending and cutting cost varied.

Step 3: Drill Holes on Tube

After bending the tubes, get fixture and have holes drilled. Drill through holes for the tube (front and rear) at one time ehnsuring the two holes is in line.

Step 4: Use Screws and Bike Mount for Assembly

Use screws and bike flashlight mount to assemble the wheel chair, the flashlight bike mount has got a piece of rubber comes with it, the rubber piece adds friction force to the tube while tightening it up. Remember, the more bike flashlight mounts you use, the stronger the wheelchair is.

Step 5: Adjustable Front Handle

I used smaller size tube that fit to the one I bought, drill holes on it so you can adjust it according to dog's length.Get some plastic cap to cap the aluminum tube to make it more completed.

Step 6: Spong Loops to Hold the Leg

Get some velcro and put it through sponge tube you got, tight it to the back of the wheelchair, so your dog's leg can fit in, adjust it until your dog is comfortable.  Your wheelchair should be strong enough, else use tape of whatever suits you to reinforce the structure.
You dog can now go for a ride.

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    10 Discussions

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    shyamalamathavi
    shyamalamathavi

    Question 1 year ago on Step 6

    Hi great work. I would like to try dog wheel chair on street dogs.
    Just wanted to know if this model is suitable for sitting and laying down
    . If not do You have any idea to add a self shift hinges to allow the Dog to sit stand lay and stand on his own pls. Added some photos below

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    Asmodeo
    Asmodeo

    1 year ago

    Hi, Jake, I can't find bike lights' clamps, and buying the complete lights assembly would be too expensive for me. Did You do some research about other fixation methods? Thanks in advance, greetings from Argentina and have a Happy New Year!!!!

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    ToriW22
    ToriW22

    Question 2 years ago on Step 4

    What brand of bike flashlight mount did you use? Where were you able to find them?

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    sheltieman
    sheltieman

    3 years ago

    could you give a better pic of the plan on paper you show

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    sheltieman
    sheltieman

    3 years ago

    was this schedule 40 an could u send me the plans u show

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    Jaco Delport
    Jaco Delport

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Nice project. Do you have a photo of your dog wearing it?

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    chelsea.cy.mo
    chelsea.cy.mo

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    You are such a genies! My German Shepard dog who suffering from Lum cancer and need to cut his front left arm off. Now, he is 10 years old and only have three legs, he can't walk coz he is too heavy. We carried him like three--four times a day for a little walk and toilet.

    l really hope you can make a wheelchair for him.

    Please EMAIL me if you could help.

    MY EMAIL ADDRESS: Chelseacymo@gmail.com

    Best regards.

    Chelsea

    Thank you.

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    jake_lee_1105
    jake_lee_1105

    Reply 5 years ago

    Hello Chelsea, sorry I didn't see this message, I really wish I can help, but making a wheelchair needs physical measurement, plus this is not a very professional wheelchair, and I am currently located in Taiwan, that makes the task even harder. It will be better if I can seek for professional help, and wish ur dog gets better.

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    chelsea.cy.mo
    chelsea.cy.mo

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    You are such a genies! My German Shepard dog who suffering from Lum cancer and need to cut his front left arm off. Now, he is 10 years old and only have three legs, he can't walk coz he is too heavy. We carried him like three--four times a day for a little walk and toilet.

    l really hope you can make a wheelchair for him.

    Please EMAIL me if you could help.

    MY EMAIL ADDRESS: Chelseacymo@gmail.com

    Best regards.

    Chelsea

    Thank you.

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    jake_lee_1105

    Hello Jaco, I posted a picture of my dad's dog wearing the wheelchair, she is fullly recovered from the broken leg now. :-)

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