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Wheels can be the first step to rehab

When Eddie and I started Eddie’s Wheels, we thought all the dogs we’d build carts for would eventually rehabilitate out of their wheels.  That’s because  our first dog, Buddha, used her wheels for less than 6 months before she started being able to walk again without a cart.   Sure, it was “spinal walking” – Read More

Common Myths about Dog Wheelchairs

Here are some common myths about dog wheelchairs that we hear about – from both pet owners and veterinarians – and we'd like to dispel them. Myth #1:  Big dogs won't use carts. Over twenty years ago, when our 80 lb. Doberman became paralyzed in the rear, that's what we were told too.  And in Read More

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

The Real Deal – Personal Service at Eddie’s Wheels

The best  part of working at Eddie’s Wheels is meeting  those customers who travel to come here for us to meet, evaluate and measure their pets.   IWe see an average of a dozen disabled pets every week at our facility.  Shelburne Falls, our hometown, is a charming New England hilltown, nestled along the banks of Read More

Daisy, Chief Executive Dog

While our Doberman,  Buddha, was the inspiration for Eddie’s first canine wheelchair, we were not in business very long when we realized there was so much more we needed to learn about different dogs and their disabilities. In an effort to learn more specifically about dachshunds, who comprise over 20% of business, we adopted Daisy, Read More

Training a dog to use a wheelchair

Training a dog to use a wheelchair

One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “how long will it take for my dog to learn to  use a wheelchair?” It’s our experience that for most dogs who are frustrated in their ability to walk, it takes only a few seconds to get used to walking in one on our carts.  We Read More

Custom- built vs Mass- Produced Dog Wheelchairs, WalkinWheels, Best Friends Mobility

  As caregivers for disabled dogs ourselves, we know how our customers  feel when faced with a dog that suddenly can no longer walk on its own.   We understand the emotional stress of watching your pet drag itself across the floor.  We know how difficult it is to carry the back end of a large Read More

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

Dog Wheelchair Comparisons for Dachshunds

Dog Wheelchair Comparisons for Dachshunds

A testimonial from a client who has tried 3 different carts!  She got it right the last time – with Eddie’s Wheels! When my Dachshund became disabled from ruptured disks and 2 surgeries that were not successful, I was lost and devastated.  I had never been faced with a situation like this.  I didn’t even Read More

Dachshunds are natural dog wheelchair drivers

Dachshunds are natural dog wheelchair drivers

If ever there was a breed of dog who could take credit for the invention of the dog wheelchair, it would have to be the dachshund.  We’ve seen photos of dachshunds in wheeled carts that date back to the 1930′s.  Because their long back backs and short legs create stress on that fulcrum between the Read More