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Why We Love the Help-em-up Harness

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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 .

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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

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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

Daisy, Chief Executive Dog

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While our Doberman,  Buddha, was the inspiration for Eddie’s first canine wheelchair, we were not in business very long when we realized there was so much more we needed to learn about different dogs and their disabilities. In an effort to learn more specifically about dachshunds, who comprise over 20% of business, we adopted Daisy… Read More