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Dachshunds are natural dog wheelchair drivers

Dachshunds are natural dog wheelchair drivers

If ever there was a breed of dog who could take credit for the invention of the dog wheelchair, it would have to be the dachshund.  We’ve seen photos of dachshunds in wheeled carts that date back to the 1930′s.  Because their long back backs and short legs create stress on that fulcrum between the Read More

IVDD dogs can become "Spinal Walkers" in dog wheelchairs

IVDD dogs can become "Spinal Walkers" in dog wheelchairs

We always expect dogs with paralysis due to intervertebral disc disease to improve over time with the aid of a dog wheelchair.  Our carts support on the pelvic floor and being built custom, and close to their body, the siderails keeps their spines in good alignment, minimizing ataxia and wobbliness.  Dachsunds maintain good core stength Read More

Recycled carts, rentals, and donations to rescues

Recycled carts, rentals, and donations to rescues

Our mobility carts are so well made and durable that they are often in excellent condition when they are no longer needed by the original animal.  We receive requests for discounted carts on a daily basis from people with limited ability to pay for a new cart, and from rescue groups and humane organizations.   We Read More

Customer Service Live and In Person for Dog wheelchairs

Customer Service Live and In Person for Dog wheelchairs

This Saturday, we had seven appointments between 9 AM and noon for cart upgrades, measurements and fittings.    It was a wonderful time for everyone,  humans and dogs, to meet and share their stories and successes. Betsy the corgi has degenerative myelopathy and came for a neutral balance upgrade, as she’s developed a gimp in one Read More

Adjustable Clinic Quad for Giant Dog's Rehab

Adjustable Clinic Quad for Giant Dog's Rehab

    Bev Savoie, at New England Canine, an animal rehab center in East Longmeadow, MA referred Tank, a Giant Mastiff to us.  Tank is a big lazy dog, who following ventral slot surgery failed to get up on his feet again.  He spent an entire month at Tufts Veterinary Hospital, and finally was sent Read More

An Adjustable Therapy Stand Can Take the Place of Hydro-therapy

An Adjustable Therapy Stand Can Take the Place of Hydro-therapy

One of the main reason underwater treadmill hydro-therapy is used in animal rehabilitation is that the water provides bouyancy for animals with weak or paralyzed limbs.  With the water holding the animal up, a canine rehab practitioner can stand or sit in the hydro unit and work the animals’ legs to retrain their gait.  Underwater Read More

Not all Front Wheel Carts are Equal

Not all Front Wheel Carts are Equal

  We were astonished at the complexity of the front wheel cart  Tiky was fitted with from the K9 cart company. Not only is this cart cumbersome, Tiky cannot sit or reach the ground to sniff in this contraption.  Her dwarfed forelimbs rub on the harness and have become chafed and swollen. No other company Read More

Shep, A GSD with Degenerative Myelopathy in Australia, Gets a Variable Axle Dog wheelchair

Shep, A GSD with Degenerative Myelopathy in Australia, Gets a Variable Axle Dog wheelchair

  It’s always a little daunting sending a dog wheelchair half the way around the world !  This beautiful German Shepard, Shep, lives on a farm in Australia.  We had a fairly lengthy correspondence and a long distance phone call to get all the details settled about Shep’s cart.  It was still a delight to Read More

Willa, Webster and Sweet Pea, Disabled dogs stroll in their dog wheelchairs

Willa, Webster and Sweet Pea, Disabled dogs stroll in their dog wheelchairs

  Today is the first day of Spring and after a very long snowy New England Winter, the  snow is melting and we’re in MUD season…… also known for maple sugaring , blossoming dog poop and dogs running wild.  Eddie, who serves as Animal Control officer of our little town, is getting calls every day Read More

Bailey, the paralyzed Cocker Spaniel, who couldn't use a Walkin Wheels Takes off in an Eddie's Wheels

Bailey, the paralyzed Cocker Spaniel, who couldn't use a Walkin Wheels Takes off in an Eddie's Wheels

  When Kim Pevey called us to make an appointment for an evaluation for Bailey, she had almost come to believe that Bailey would never be able to use a dog wheelchair.  They had purchased a Walkin Wheels from Handicapped Pets and Bailey had been unable to move in it.  They had even visited Handicapped Read More