Mass Vet Referral Blog features Eddie’s Wheels

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 Ed to develop the adjustable clinic quad.   The variable axle option, now used by hundreds of dogs with degenerative myelopathy, was developed in response to working with animal rehabilitation vets to help dogs recuperating from traumatic injuries that temporarily weakened their forelimbs, as well as impacting the rear leg mobility.

These professional collaborations result in more happy pets getting the mobility aids they need to cope with their disabilities.  Veterinarians enjoy the emotional benefits of knowing that even if surgical outcomes are not what was hoped for, that pets can continue to live long and happy lives with the assistance of a cart.

We were heartened  to read this wonderful blog written by Dr. Mark Troxel, neuro-surgeon at Mass Veterinary Referral Hospital on the IVG  Hospitals website:  http://www.ivghospitals.com/specialty-services/born-to-ride/.   We 're proud to say that Mass Referral has been sending their neuro and ortho clients to us exclusively for many years.  We've worked closely with their doctors and rehab specialists to provide positive outcomes for their handicapped pets.

Black lab in Eddie's Wheels dog wheelchair

Fenway, a black lab who suffered an FCE, spent several years rolling in his Eddie's Wheels

Louie tries out an Eddie's Wheels dog wheelchair

Louie, a mini-dachshund, coming home from back surgery , tries out a set of wheels

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14 Responses to Mass Vet Referral Blog features Eddie’s Wheels

  1. Peggy April 2, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Hi, Our beloved pet(Dash) torn both ACL’s and we are interested in a wheel cart or dog wheel chair? We Live in Michigan. Please help!
    Thank you,PEGGY

    • leslie April 3, 2012 at 10:56 am #

      We ship all over the world. Measure your dog according to the instructions on the order page, and we can help!

  2. Marlene Spicer April 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    I have a small dog (about 10 pounds) born with a either cerrabellum or spinal injury. I am on social security so I do not have much money but I felt I could save his life, he cannot walk he skoots ie Skooter is his name he was born in June he is better than he was but still cannot hold his body up to walk , do you have any used chairs at a reasonable price that would fit him? thank you for the information

    • leslie May 4, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      We do have some used carts, so you might want to take your dog’s measurements and we can look for a used cart. A new cart for him, with stirrups and shipping is $405.00. A used cart could be half price.

  3. suzanne sullivan June 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I have been networking and working on donations for these wonderful people. This is the first shelter in their country and a huge step for the Eastern world.

    https://www.facebook.com/VerniiDrugHelpingHomelessAnimalsInAstrakhanRussia

    They have been pretty much on their own out of pure love and dedication. there was a post a few days ago about this little dog that was being shot at when they rescued her. She has recovered but has no use of her hind legs.

    I hope this pic comes through.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=470881866271083&set=a.439519816073955.115129.420304344662169&type=1&theater

    Is there any way we can help them, her or is there any information you can give me on how to get some wheels for this little girl? Maybe it will help them to have a prototype to follow so they can build one themselves if they need to again.
    I have no money myself at all and am trying desperately to find help for them in any way i can.
    I lived in Poland for a few years and have witnessed first hand the complete disregard for animals and their well being.
    Any help or info would be appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Suzanne

    • leslie June 20, 2012 at 9:47 am #

      In order for us to help this dog, we would need the dog’s measurements….then we’ll go from there, look for a used cart, or if necessary build a new one.

  4. suzanne sullivan June 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    It’s Suzanne again. I live on Cape Cod and would welcome the opportunity to visit you and the wheels. Is that possible?

    Also I want to keep these people encouraged to continue the path they are on by providing any support we can for them.
    Thanks again,
    Suzanne

    • leslie June 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

      We welcome visitors to our shop and would love to meet you. Call us to arrange a time (1-888-211-2700). We’ve worked with several international rescue organizations and have a number of carts in Russia.

  5. Carla July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Our Cockapoo has had two back surgeries to repair herniated disc. She is showing signs of another herniated disc. Our vet has told us that it may come to a time when she is not a candidate for surgery. Would wheels work for her? She is 10 years old but still so young.
    Thank you,
    Carla

    • leslie August 3, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Absolutely – as long as she’s not in pain, a cart is a great solution for her. It will help her spine to stay lengthened, give her much needed support while moving and allow her disc to heal. Call us at 1-888-211-2700 to discuss your options.

  6. patty February 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Hello; just found you and I cried with happiness. Our “granddog” Maddie is only 8 years old and has DM; back legs totally not useable. We would like to get her a cart; she is small built precious boxer. If we did the measurements would you happen to have a used one we could purchase immediately; and also do you accept debit card/direct pay from our bank account. Please email soon. God Bless you so much.

    • leslie February 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

      Once we have Maddie’s measurements, we’ll be happy to look for a used cart for her. We take all major credit/debit cards.

  7. Cindy April 9, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    I have a question for you, we have a lab weighs around 90 pounds, he can’t move his back legs, will do the measurements, any chance you will have a used two wheeler cart for him? thanks

    • leslie April 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

      I never know what size used cart may end up here – at the moment, I have nothing large enough for a male dog this size.