Pug Wheelchair

It is never easy to see your pug in pain. Yet, due to some common genetic weakness tied to their size and shape, pugs can easily become disabled during their lifetimes. Whether due to a generative condition or an accident, your pug may find it harder to jump, play, and run with the pack as they age. Ruff Rollin’ specializes in hand making custom-fit doggie wheelchairs for any sized dog. No matter how short their adorable legs may be, we have a solution to fit them.

Specialized Dog Wheelchairs

Traditional adjustable dog wheelchairs are rarely able to accommodate the unique build of a pug. Even if they fit, they could never be as comfortable while providing adequate security for your dog to safely play out in the yard. We understand the needs of even the tiniest, interesting shaped dogs and have spent years perfecting the art of building custom made dog wheelchairs to give them the quality of life that they crave.

Small Dog Wheelchair
Extra Small Dog Wheelchair

Pug Wheels

When your pug was a puppy, she was able to run and play with even the biggest of playmates. As she aged and suffered from conditions that affect mobility, she lost that ability perhaps gradually over time or after a sudden accident or injury. Rather than just giving up and carrying your pug around in a front baby backpack, it’s important for you and your dog to be able to get out and enjoy life independently of one another.

Though there are some companies that have made adjustable one-size-fits-all models of doggie wheels that can be converted to fit different breeds of dogs, they cannot compare to those that are designed specifically to suit your dog’s size, shape, and lifestyle. They are also not as sturdy and durable to provide the security and safety that your dog needs to romp in the backyard or roll through the neighborhood with you on your daily walk. Custom made pug wheels can make all the difference when it comes to restoring mobility and giving you and your dog the life that you envision.

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Pug Back Injury

Pugs, with their long bodies and short legs, are particularly prone to spinal injuries. Pugs commonly have deformities in the spine which can cause problems with age and over time. From herniated discs to degenerative myelopathy, a range of common back problems can accumulate to cause stress on the pug’s spine to the point that they experience debilitating pain and loss of range of motion and movement.

By using a hand-built wheelchair for assistance, whether full support or partial, your pug can get more out of life as they age. While they may never go back to being 100% the puppy you brought home years ago, they will be able to engage with the world and be a part of all the activities that they love. From visits to the park to following you around the house while you tidy, the pug wants to be the center of your world. A doggie wheelchair can ensure that they and you can benefit from having them mobile and happy again.

Pug Wheelchair

Pug Back Legs Paralyzed

Pugs are at a higher risk of certain orthopedic problems than other dog breeds and can develop nerve disorders that affect their back legs more so than other dogs. About a third of pugs will experience loss of mobility-related to having an irregular gait (walk). In fact, studies show that loss of movement is one of the most common reasons that pug owners have to euthanize dogs before their time because the pugs experience pain and inability to walk at a younger age than other breeds.

At Ruff Rollin’, we have spent years developing and creating the perfect fit wheelchairs to assist your pug with being able to walk. When your pug loses mobility in the hind legs, you can rely on a custom, hand made wheelchair to give them the mobility they had as puppies, albeit with support. When a degenerative illness or injury restricts your dog’s ability to live life to the fullest, a doggie wheelchair can provide just what they need to get them back in the game. That is the vision we know you have for your pug.

Corgi Wheelchair

Pug Front Leg Problems

Front leg injuries are common in pugs. Between the spinal issues and head and neck weakness, they are genetically predisposed to suffer from loss of mobility as they age. While it is important to reiterate that pugs do not have more common problems than other breeds, there are certain conditions that may make it necessary for your pug to be supported with a doggie wheelchair. When that happens, using a custom fit chair will always be better than an over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all brand.

We have successfully fit many pugs with front leg dog wheelchairs to provide the support they need to get outdoors and enjoy life. There is nothing more satisfying than to receive emails and pictures of our client’s pugs rolling around in the yard with the big dogs. It’s all dog smiles when we check in with our previous customers. Those smiles are worth more than anything to us, so we know they will mean even more to you when you see your dog happy again after an injury or illness.

French Bulldog Wheelchair

Pug Hind Leg Problems

Every breed of dog has its weaknesses from which they will suffer. It is good to be aware of these so that you know the signs of each ailment. Front and hind leg problems are very common in pugs due to their short legs. Pug Myelopathy is considered one of the most frequent causes of rear limb incoordination (ataxia) and can progress to eventual paralysis of the rear limbs over a period of one to four years. Originally referred to as “Weak Rear”, this has been noted as a widespread problem in pugs.

In some cases, a gradual onset limp may indicate that your pug is suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia, spinal or disc issues. Pugs are predisposed to hip dysplasia and patellar luxation, also known as trick knee. All of these conditions can make your pug the perfect candidate for a custom-fit doggie wheelchair made to order based on their particular measurements. Being able to assist your dog to play, run, walk, and roll is our goal so that you and your pug can have all the fun you want in their senior years.

Pug Health Problems

The pug has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years and is prone to major health problems like Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE) and canine hip dysplasia (CHD), as well as minor concerns like elongated palate, patellar luxation, stenotic nares, Legg-Perthes disease, entropion, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), hemivertebra, obesity, and more. These congenital defects and developmental problems cause paralysis of the back or front legs which can make the pug unable to walk. While less debilitating than spinal issues, pugs can also be prone to nasal infections, ear infections, skin conditions, allergies, tail problems, eye issues, stomach problems, and dental problems. It is important to note that not all pugs will experience these acute health problems, but a certain percentage of them will.

You fell in love with your pug for his playful spirit, fun personality, and cute size and shape. But, that shape brings with it degenerative health problems that can break your heart when you have to see them unable to enjoy life to the fullest. No matter what the cause, whether injury or illness, it is traumatic to have to see your pet in pain, and it is unnecessary for your pug to miss out on all that life has to offer when that pain leads to an inability to run and play. A pug wheelchair designed just for your dog’s specific measurements will bring your dog the quality of life that they deserve.

Doggie Wheels For Pugs

Ordering a pug wheelchair is easy through our online system. You will be guided through how to take the proper doggie measurements and define the conditions from which your dog suffers. Once you place your order, we will swiftly and accurately create the perfect wheelchair for them. We use only the highest quality steel and plastic to build better wheelchairs than any other product on the market today.

When the safety and security of your dog’s well being are of the highest priority to you, consider making the investment in a custom-fit pug wheelchair. They are affordable and so worth it to be able to give your dog the quality of life he deserves. Once you see your pug rollin’ down the avenue with his neighborhood furry buddies or playing with the grandkids in the backyard, you’ll be glad you took the time to investigate the right company that is committed to creating the strongest, most flexible and comfortable doggie wheelchairs for every breed on the planet. Ruff Rollin’ will help see you through the rough times and get your pug rolling again in the great play of life.