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Travelling with your Disabled Dog

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Life with disabled dogs does have its challenges, which are more than compensated for by the joys of  living with a beloved pet.  Eddie and I have three dogs in carts now - Willa and Webster, sibling chi-weiners born with missing front legs, and Beau, a pitbull with a crushed spine.  For the past few… Read More

FAQ’s about Dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy

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What is Degenerative Myelopathy?   DM is an auto-immune disease similar to ALS in humans.    The DM gene has been identified in over 100 breeds of dogs, but is most common in German Shepards, boxers,  and corgis.  We  have seen it in pugs, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Bernese Mt. dogs, airedales, wheaten terriers,  wire haired fox terriers, … Read More

Rehabilitating quadriparetic dogs in Eddie’s dog wheelchairs

You might wonder what would possess someone to attempt to rehabilitate a quadriplegic dog.  Ten years ago we were faced with this dilemma ourselves: our 10 year old Doberman was suddenly rigid, stuck to the floor unable to lift her head and unable to use any of her four legs....Radiographs confirmed our worst fears -… Read More

Rehabilitating Beau – Adding Acupuncture and Chiropractic

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For the past two months, we have been working with Beau, a young pitbull who suffered crushed vertebrae at the T-L junction, resulting in spastic, uncontrolled movements in the rear legs and an inability to carry his own weight with his front legs.  He came to us from Bolton Veterinary Hospital after several months of… Read More

Change Your Range – Animal Rehab at Eddie’s Wheels

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We have always hoped that eventually Eddie's Wheels would offer on-site animal rehabilitation services, and we are pleased to say that day has come! Erika McElwey, formerly of Rivermeadow Farm Animal Rehabilitation Center,  is joining us on Wednesdays every week to see rehab clients.  Erika was our first rehab practitioner for Sweet Pea, our beloved… Read More