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Getting the Story Straight: Eddie's Wheels donated Lucky Feeney a New Cart After His Was Stolen

Getting the Story Straight: Eddie's Wheels donated Lucky Feeney a New Cart After His Was Stolen

This is a letter from David Feeney, whose dog wheelchair was stolen in Boston in June 2011. THE BEST:  EDDIE’S WHEELS When I realized that my dog would no longer walk again I made inquiries regarding wheelchairs.  I initially went to the internet, but, after consulting with my veterinarian, I was informed that the best Read More

Tigger Loves His Eddie's Wheels Dog Wheelchair!

Tigger Loves His Eddie's Wheels Dog Wheelchair!

Dear Eddie’s Wheels: I just wanted to let you know that the cart has been a complete success! When we first got it, we took it (and him!) to Dr. Bak, so she could put him in it and make any necessary adjustments.  I have to tell you, she was INCREDIBLY impressed!  She didn’t make 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

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

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

Shep, A GSD with Degenerative Myelopathy in Australia, Gets a Variable Axle Dog wheelchair

Shep, A GSD with Degenerative Myelopathy in Australia, Gets a Variable Axle Dog wheelchair

  It’s always a little daunting sending a dog wheelchair half the way around the world !  This beautiful German Shepard, Shep, lives on a farm in Australia.  We had a fairly lengthy correspondence and a long distance phone call to get all the details settled about Shep’s cart.  It was still a delight to Read More

It takes a Machine Shop to build a good dog wheelchair

It takes a Machine Shop to build a good dog wheelchair

Your Eddie’s Wheels cart starts with your phone call or email inquiry and submission of information about your pet and its disabilities.  Once we are satisfied that your measurements are accurate, your order goes downstairs to the shop for design and fabrication. The first step is the creation of the individual custom-fitted saddle.  Pieces of Read More

Purebred Dogs and Genetically Linked Disabilities

Purebred Dogs and Genetically Linked Disabilities

In honor of the Westminster Dog Show, I am sharing this letter I wrote last summer which was published in All Animals (July/Aug. 2010), the official publication of the Humane Society of the United States.   One of the first boxers we ever met who had degenerative myelopathy had won Best in Breed at Westminster and Read More

Variable axle dog wheelchair – the perfect solution for dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy

Variable axle dog wheelchair – the perfect solution for dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy

Owners of dogs with degenerative myelopathy are faced with coping with a disease that progressive – starting with a gradual loss of feeling in the rear legs, it moves forward, eventually affecting the dog’s core strength and front legs.   A simple rear wheel cart is sufficient to keep these dogs active and mobile for as Read More

Helpemup Harnesses -the perfect adjunct to dog wheelchairs

Helpemup Harnesses -the perfect adjunct to dog wheelchairs

Twenty years ago, when our own Doberman, Buddha, became suddenly paralyzed,  I  needed to come up with a way to carry her back end around for her while Eddie came up with a wheelchair for her.  I used a LL Bean canvas firewood carrier – which was fine for a couple of days, but after Read More