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FAQ’s about Dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy

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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 Beau – Adding Acupuncture and Chiropractic

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For the past two months, we have been working with Beau, a young pitbull who suffered crushed vertebrae at the T-L junction, resulting in spastic, uncontrolled movements in the rear legs and an inability to carry his own weight with his front legs.  He came to us from Bolton Veterinary Hospital after several months of… Read More

Change Your Range – Animal Rehab at Eddie’s Wheels

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how to win back your ex We have always hoped that eventually Eddie's Wheels would offer on-site animal rehabilitation services, and we are pleased to say that day has come! Erika McElwey, formerly of Rivermeadow Farm Animal Rehabilitation Center,  is joining us on Wednesdays every week to see rehab clients.  Erika was our first rehab… Read More

The Affordable Alternative

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Twenty-one years ago, when our dog became paralyzed due to IVDD, we were offered two options:  a $5000 surgery we couldn't afford or euthanasia.   Sadly, times have not changed much - in fact, with the availability of MRI's,  and specialized veterinary care, the cost of spinal surgeries seems to grow every year, while most middle… Read More

Welcome Beau – our new foster pit bull

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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