Welcome Beau – our new foster pit bull

We met Bubba when Helen, the  vet tech who has cared for him ever since he was dropped off at her animal hospital, brought him here to be measured for his wheelchair.   His story was a heart-breaker.  Hit by a car, taken to a shelter, then finally to Helen's care – Bubba had suffered a Read More

Gait Re-training Using Eddie’s Wheels Stand and Dogtread

Albert, a French Bulldog, who had spinal surgery in April 2011 came to see us two months ago to have stirrups put on his wheelchair.  Despite having  feeling in his feet, he was dragging his legs and “being lazy” about using his rear legs in the cart.  Nerves regenerate very slowly – only one millimeter Read More

Common Myths about Dog Wheelchairs

Here are some common myths about dog wheelchairs that we hear about – from both pet owners and veterinarians – and we'd like to dispel them. Myth #1:  Big dogs won't use carts. Over twenty years ago, when our 80 lb. Doberman became paralyzed in the rear, that's what we were told too.  And in Read More

Front wheel carts for forelimb disabilities

Eddie’s Wheels is the inventor of the front wheel cart – we built our first one twelve years ago for a dog living in rescue who was born with deformed forelimbs. Front wheel carts constitute a significant percentage of our business, as we are the only canine wheelchair company that makes a simple 2-wheeled device Read More

Mass Vet Referral Blog features Eddie’s Wheels

As a local New England company, we've cultivated our relationships with many major veterinary surgical and emergency hospitals and animal rehab centers. We have found  that their referrals have sparked our own creativity and  added to our depth of knowledge.   It was referrals from Angell Memorial, Tufts Vet School,  Mass Referral, among  others, that inspired Read More

Why We Love the Help-em-up Harness

Just about any dog who might need a wheelchair also needs help moving around the house, getting in and out a car, navigating stairs – and for these short trips, a manual assist is necessary.  It’s not unusual for us to see dogs here being carried in with a towel wrapped around their bellies with Read More

How it's Made in America – Assembly and Fabrication of an Eddie's Wheels Dog Wheelchair

Here at Eddie's Wheels, we are very proud of the fact that we build every cart from scratch at our workshop in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  This picturesque New England village also boasts the longest operating knife-making factory in the United States (www.lamsonsharp.com).  Faced with competition on the marketplace with “made in China” , one size Read More

Why Eddie’s Wheels Carts do NOT cause decubital ulcers .

Eddie Grinnell, the founder and designer of Eddie’s Wheels carts, is mechanical engineer by trade, so when he was faced with the prospect of designing a wheelchair for his own paralyzed Doberman, he looked at the skeleton of a dog  to create a cart that would support the dog on its bones. Our vets had Read More

Pure Bred Dogs are Prone to Disabling Genetic Diseases

If it were not for the existence of pure-bred dogs, there probably would not be enough demand for dog wheelchairs to support the half-dozen dog wheelchair companies in the U.S.    In a recent issue of All Animals, the magazine of the Humane Society of the United States, the cover article was about the increasing prevalence Read More

The Real Deal – Personal Service at Eddie’s Wheels

The best  part of working at Eddie’s Wheels is meeting  those customers who travel to come here for us to meet, evaluate and measure their pets.   IWe see an average of a dozen disabled pets every week at our facility.  Shelburne Falls, our hometown, is a charming New England hilltown, nestled along the banks of Read More