Tag Archives | dog wheelchair

Rehab Success Stories

Nothing gives us more pleasure than hearing from clients whose pets have rehabilitated and no longer need the assistance of a wheelchair.   Lately, we have been hearing about a number of dogs for whom a cart was a critical piece of their rehabilitation. Teddy, a 14 year old chow who was a cancer survivor, Read More

Rehabilitating quadriparetic dogs in Eddie's dog wheelchairs

You might wonder what would possess someone to attempt to rehabilitate a quadriplegic dog.  Ten years ago we were faced with this dilemma ourselves: our 10 year old Doberman was suddenly rigid, stuck to the floor unable to lift her head and unable to use any of her four legs….Radiographs confirmed our worst fears – Read More

The Affordable Alternative

Twenty-one years ago, when our dog became paralyzed due to IVDD, we were offered two options:  a $5000 surgery we couldn't afford or euthanasia.   Sadly, times have not changed much – in fact, with the availability of MRI's,  and specialized veterinary care, the cost of spinal surgeries seems to grow every year, while most middle Read More

Welcome Beau – our new foster pit bull

We met Bubba when Helen, the  vet tech who has cared for him ever since he was dropped off at her animal hospital, brought him here to be measured for his wheelchair.   His story was a heart-breaker.  Hit by a car, taken to a shelter, then finally to Helen's care – Bubba had suffered a Read More

Front wheel carts for forelimb disabilities

Eddie’s Wheels is the inventor of the front wheel cart – we built our first one twelve years ago for a dog living in rescue who was born with deformed forelimbs. Front wheel carts constitute a significant percentage of our business, as we are the only canine wheelchair company that makes a simple 2-wheeled device Read More

How it's Made in America – Assembly and Fabrication of an Eddie's Wheels Dog Wheelchair

Here at Eddie's Wheels, we are very proud of the fact that we build every cart from scratch at our workshop in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  This picturesque New England village also boasts the longest operating knife-making factory in the United States (www.lamsonsharp.com).  Faced with competition on the marketplace with “made in China” , one size 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

Possum hits the trails

“Possum is back on the road again and enjoying his cart. He gets excited when we pick up the cart – cause he knows he is going out! He doesn’t want to keep his feet in the stirrups he is still trying to use them. After we are out for awhile  I put his weaker 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