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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

The Affordable Alternative

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Twenty-one years ago, when our dog became paralyzed due to IVDD, we were offered two options:  a $5000 surgery we couldn't afford or euthanasia.   Sadly, times have not changed much - in fact, with the availability of MRI's,  and specialized veterinary care, the cost of spinal surgeries seems to grow every year, while most middle… Read More

Welcome Beau – our new foster pit bull

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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

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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

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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