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It takes a Machine Shop to build a good dog wheelchair

It takes a Machine Shop to build a good dog wheelchair

Your Eddie’s Wheels cart starts with your phone call or email inquiry and submission of information about your pet and its disabilities.  Once we are satisfied that your measurements are accurate, your order goes downstairs to the shop for design and fabrication. The first step is the creation of the individual custom-fitted saddle.  Pieces of Read More

Happy Tails – Nicky the Boxer's rehab in dog wheelchair

We first heard about Nick, a boxer puppy who was found hit by a car along the side of a road in Pennsylvania, from Adopt-a-Boxer Rescue.  This wonderful group had taken him in, arranged for spinal surgery, and was fostering him for months while he healed.   Even with surgery, he was very ataxic, wobbly on Read More

Dog Wheelchair Review – a year later and rehabilitating

Dog Wheelchair Review – a year later and rehabilitating

Leslie, I just want to let you know how Galahad is doing with his cart.  This is the 1st anniversary of Galahad having his cart.  Since he got his cart he has missed very few days walking in the park and those were due to inclement weather.  As you can see from the attached picture Read More

Detachable "Training Wheels" Makes Dog Wheelchairs an Instant 4 Wheel Cart

Detachable "Training Wheels" Makes Dog Wheelchairs an Instant 4 Wheel Cart

  We were delighted to see how the addition of detachable front “training wheels” is helping Journey to continue to take long walks in her cart.  Journey has hip dysplasia and disc disease.  She’s had a counterbalanced cart for over a year – this cart completely supports her rear and takes about 35% of her Read More

Eddie's Wheels gives dogs a new leash on life on NECN

Eddie's Wheels gives dogs a new leash on life on NECN

NECN video featuring Eddie’s Wheels It’s always wonderful when a major media outlet does a story about the work we do to help animals with disabilities.  We were thrilled with this wonderful video story that New England Cable News produced. All three of the clients featured in this video were extraordinary.  Fenway, the black lab, Read More

Purebred Dogs and Genetically Linked Disabilities

Purebred Dogs and Genetically Linked Disabilities

In honor of the Westminster Dog Show, I am sharing this letter I wrote last summer which was published in All Animals (July/Aug. 2010), the official publication of the Humane Society of the United States.   One of the first boxers we ever met who had degenerative myelopathy had won Best in Breed at Westminster and Read More

Dog Wheelchairs for Dogs with Intervertebral Disk Disease

Dog Wheelchairs for Dogs with Intervertebral Disk Disease

We received this email from one of our customers: Leslie and staff: I saw your clip on NECN.  I myself ordered my dog, Hobie’s, wheelchair from you.    Back in November 2008 Hobie ruptured a disk in his back being the dachshund that he is, and although he did go for surgery it did not work.  Read More

Variable axle dog wheelchair – the perfect solution for dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy

Variable axle dog wheelchair – the perfect solution for dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy

Owners of dogs with degenerative myelopathy are faced with coping with a disease that progressive – starting with a gradual loss of feeling in the rear legs, it moves forward, eventually affecting the dog’s core strength and front legs.   A simple rear wheel cart is sufficient to keep these dogs active and mobile for as Read More

Helpemup Harnesses -the perfect adjunct to dog wheelchairs

Helpemup Harnesses -the perfect adjunct to dog wheelchairs

Twenty years ago, when our own Doberman, Buddha, became suddenly paralyzed,  I  needed to come up with a way to carry her back end around for her while Eddie came up with a wheelchair for her.  I used a LL Bean canvas firewood carrier – which was fine for a couple of days, but after Read More

Massage is beneficial for dogs in wheelchairs

Massage is beneficial for dogs in wheelchairs

As many people know, if they have to limit the use of an arm or a leg for some reason, it impacts the rest of the body.  And so it goes for dogs and cats that are experiencing pain or paralysis (such as with Degenerative Myelopathy) in some or all of their limbs.  Massage is Read More