Tag Archives | animal rehabilitation

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 Read More

Why We Love the Help-em-up Harness

Just about any dog who might need a wheelchair also needs help moving around the house, getting in and out a car, navigating stairs – and for these short trips, a manual assist is necessary.  It’s not unusual for us to see dogs here being carried in with a towel wrapped around their bellies with Read More

Why Eddie’s Wheels Carts do NOT cause decubital ulcers .

Eddie Grinnell, the founder and designer of Eddie’s Wheels carts, is mechanical engineer by trade, so when he was faced with the prospect of designing a wheelchair for his own paralyzed Doberman, he looked at the skeleton of a dog  to create a cart that would support the dog on its bones. Our vets had Read More

Pure Bred Dogs are Prone to Disabling Genetic Diseases

If it were not for the existence of pure-bred dogs, there probably would not be enough demand for dog wheelchairs to support the half-dozen dog wheelchair companies in the U.S.    In a recent issue of All Animals, the magazine of the Humane Society of the United States, the cover article was about the increasing prevalence Read More

Our Lifetime of your Dog Warranty

Duff  is a standard wire-haired dachshund who came to us in 2007 to get a set of wheels.  Duff has intervertebral disc disease and  was paralyzed in his rear legs.  He was delighted with his wheels and made himself comfortable right away,  rolling around our lawns and lounging in the grass – just a typical Read More

Helping a brain-damaged puppy with a front wheel dog wheelchair

Helping a brain-damaged puppy with a front wheel dog wheelchair

Sugar, a nine month shih-tzu,  went in to be spayed and ended up brain damaged, possibly from too much anesthesia.   As a result, she has head tremors and has lost all core stength.  When her family carried her in to meet us for her cart evaluation and measurement,  we were touched by her joyful spirit Read More

Helping Dogs at Best Friends Animal Society

Helping Dogs at Best Friends Animal Society

Eddie and I visited Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah in 2004, after exhibiting at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas.   Best Friends is truly an inspiring place .  Located in Angel Canyon, where the Lone Ranger and many other western movies were shot, I was first struck by a strong sense of Read More

SATURDAY #2 AT EDDIE'S WHEELS

SATURDAY #2 AT EDDIE'S WHEELS

  After my first Saturday at Eddie’s Wheels, I couldn’t wait to see what new and wonderful 2 and 4-leggeds I would meet on my second visit.  All my expectations were more than fulfilled! The first visitor was a very handsome brown and white husky who had to be held up in the front and back because 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