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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

IVDD dogs can become "Spinal Walkers" in dog wheelchairs

IVDD dogs can become "Spinal Walkers" in dog wheelchairs

We always expect dogs with paralysis due to intervertebral disc disease to improve over time with the aid of a dog wheelchair.  Our carts support on the pelvic floor and being built custom, and close to their body, the siderails keeps their spines in good alignment, minimizing ataxia and wobbliness.  Dachsunds maintain good core stength Read More

Recycled carts, rentals, and donations to rescues

Recycled carts, rentals, and donations to rescues

Our mobility carts are so well made and durable that they are often in excellent condition when they are no longer needed by the original animal.  We receive requests for discounted carts on a daily basis from people with limited ability to pay for a new cart, and from rescue groups and humane organizations.   We 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

Adjustable Clinic Quad for Giant Dog's Rehab

Adjustable Clinic Quad for Giant Dog's Rehab

    Bev Savoie, at New England Canine, an animal rehab center in East Longmeadow, MA referred Tank, a Giant Mastiff to us.  Tank is a big lazy dog, who following ventral slot surgery failed to get up on his feet again.  He spent an entire month at Tufts Veterinary Hospital, and finally was sent Read More

An Adjustable Therapy Stand Can Take the Place of Hydro-therapy

An Adjustable Therapy Stand Can Take the Place of Hydro-therapy

One of the main reason underwater treadmill hydro-therapy is used in animal rehabilitation is that the water provides bouyancy for animals with weak or paralyzed limbs.  With the water holding the animal up, a canine rehab practitioner can stand or sit in the hydro unit and work the animals’ legs to retrain their gait.  Underwater Read More

Not all Front Wheel Carts are Equal

Not all Front Wheel Carts are Equal

  We were astonished at the complexity of the front wheel cart  Tiky was fitted with from the K9 cart company. Not only is this cart cumbersome, Tiky cannot sit or reach the ground to sniff in this contraption.  Her dwarfed forelimbs rub on the harness and have become chafed and swollen. No other company Read More

Willa, Webster and Sweet Pea, Disabled dogs stroll in their dog wheelchairs

Willa, Webster and Sweet Pea, Disabled dogs stroll in their dog wheelchairs

  Today is the first day of Spring and after a very long snowy New England Winter, the  snow is melting and we’re in MUD season…… also known for maple sugaring , blossoming dog poop and dogs running wild.  Eddie, who serves as Animal Control officer of our little town, is getting calls every day Read More

Bailey, the paralyzed Cocker Spaniel, who couldn't use a Walkin Wheels Takes off in an Eddie's Wheels

Bailey, the paralyzed Cocker Spaniel, who couldn't use a Walkin Wheels Takes off in an Eddie's Wheels

  When Kim Pevey called us to make an appointment for an evaluation for Bailey, she had almost come to believe that Bailey would never be able to use a dog wheelchair.  They had purchased a Walkin Wheels from Handicapped Pets and Bailey had been unable to move in it.  They had even visited Handicapped Read More