Murphy came all the way from Florida to visit us in Montana! While he was here, he got a little tune up on his doggie wheelchair. Murphy is a 4 year old Labrador who has had two major surgeries on his knees. He uses the wheelchair for his longer walks, but prefers to get around on his own because he is still fairly active. A dog wheelchair does not take away the ability to walk. A dog also does not become dependent on a wheelchair, should they rehabilitate. So remember, a wheelchair is not required for your dog only when he or she is completely paralyzed. In early stages of a disease such as Degenerative Myelopathy or Arthritis, you do not have to wait until your dog becomes completely disabled. A dog wheelchair can be a great addition to allow your dog long walks, and to alleviate pain and pressure that comes along with some disabilities.