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Welcome Beau – our new foster pit bull

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

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

How Long Does it take a dog to learn to drive a cart?  If it's an Eddie's Wheels, it's less than a minute!

How Long Does it take a dog to learn to drive a cart? If it's an Eddie's Wheels, it's less than a minute!

We are always asked, ” How long does it take a dog to adapt to using a dog wheelchair?”  In our experience, if a dog is unable to walk on his own and is in otherwise good health,  most dogs take right off in their carts.  That’s because we are putting them back to normal Read More

Customized carts offer solutions for animals with unique disabilities

Customized carts offer solutions for animals with unique disabilities

Little Gus, a 3 lb. chihuahua was shaken by the neck by a husky and rendered quadriplegic.  But he and his family did not give up on him.  Time is a great healer, and once Gus was past the crisis in his injuries, his family went looking for a mobility aid that would support his Read More

Farm Animals Rehabilitate in Wheelchairs too!

Farm Animals Rehabilitate in Wheelchairs too!

When Sheila, the farm manager of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary called us to help them with Summer, a sheep disabled due to meningeal worms, we were grateful that we had spent a year providing wheelchairs to Spin, another disabled sheep.    Summer arrived here with a full fleece, over four inches thick, but she was due Read More

Marco, Disabled Pitbull puppy, needs forever home

Marco, Disabled Pitbull puppy, needs forever home

If people understood what a daily joy it is to share your life and home with a disabled dog, it would be easy to find homes for pets such as Marco. Marco  was hit by a car and brought to an animal hospital in Burlington, VT  a couple of months ago.  The vet tech who Read More

A dog wheelchair can save your dog's life

A dog wheelchair can save your dog's life

  We received a phone call  from a local person the other night – he’d been told by his vet that he should think about putting his five year German Short Pointer down because he had suddenly “gone down” in the rear and was incapable of walking on his own.  The well-meaning veterinarian told him Read More

Peanut, rescued pitbull with malformed knees

Peanut, rescued pitbull with malformed knees

Leslie, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of All 4 Paws Rescue for your gift of mobility for our special little Peanut!  Since the introduction of her wheels, we have seen a spark in Peanut’s eye that had been lacking since we met her several months ago.  Peanut is happy to run and Read More

Dog Wheelchairs for Dogs with Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis

Dog Wheelchairs for Dogs with Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis

  When Neikko, a six year old Akita, showed up here for a wheelchair, I was skeptical that he’d use it.    He was able to stand and walk, but not very far, and his family told me that he had not been able to go for a real walk for almost 2 years.  The reason?  Read More

Disabled St. Bernard puppy from Angel's Gate gets her first dog wheelchair

Disabled St. Bernard puppy from Angel's Gate gets her first dog wheelchair

Casey, a 6 month old St. Bernard puppy was born with paralyzed legs and lives at Angel’s Gate, an animal hospice and sanctuary in Delhi, NY.   Eddie’s Wheels has been providing carts to Angel’s Gate for many years, and so when Sue Marino contacted us about Casey we were eager to help her.   The problem, Read More