How to Make a Cat Wheelchair

Introduction: How to Make a Cat Wheelchair


This cat wheelchair is for all the kitty cats out there in the world who are missing one or both of their hind legs, or for those with crippled or paralyzed hind legs. Our goal was to build a wheelchair, for disabled cats, that is just as effective, and more affordable than other wheelchairs on the market. Many cat wheelchairs on the market can cost upwards of one hundred dollars. Ours cost us around twenty dollars.


  • PVC Pipe
  • Cat Harness
  • PVC Cutter
  • PVC Cement
  • Bolt and washers
  • Wheels
  • Drill Foam
  • Sweatshirt String

Build Steps

  1. First cut two 15 inch pieces of PVC pipe.
  2. Cut PVC pipes to a height of 9 inch (including the 90 degree t-junction)
  3. Connect your pipes to form a U shape
  4. Cut the height pieces to 1.5 inch length and add the new connector pieces for the cat to rest it’s back legs.
  5. Cut axle shield 6 inches
  6. Insert bolts in the hole of the axle and apply necessary amount of washers to those bolts
  7. Drill a small hole into the sides -1/2 in back from front- and dremel the hole to the desired width
  8. Connect axle shield and t-junctions to the U shaped pieces from earlier
  9. Take wheels and screw them onto the bolts
  10. Place cat in harness
  11. Route sweatshirt string through cat harness and run through holes drilled in step 7
  12. Have fun with your little critter and his new found freedom

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    6 Discussions


    7 months ago

    I have a foster kitten with Cerebellar Hypoplasia that can walk but falls over a lot. Where do I get the halter shown in the instructions?


    Reply 6 months ago

    It's just a walking harness you can buy at any pet store or Walmart ect.
    Evil Walmart will be cheaper


    3 years ago

    Hi, I would like to build this type of cart (cf picture) for my cat as his legs are working but he doesn't have any balance to stand up more than 1 second. Does anyone could help me, I don;t know which materials should I use ? Many thanks Camille


    Reply 3 years ago

    do you have a CH cat? probably looking for something like this -


    4 years ago

    Good bill of materials, however, what diameter is the pvc pipe used, and I am not sure of what the harness should look like

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    Its great that you found a good way to help your cat get around.