≡ Menu

Wheelchairs for Pets

FAQ’s about Dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy

6-JUL-09-bunny-huntin-021-300x224

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

Front wheel carts for forelimb disabilities

37128331-Roosevelts-Wheels_005-200x200 (1)

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

LouieDachs-004

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

TikaWeimaraner-004-150x150

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