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Customer Service Live and In Person for Dog wheelchairs

Customer Service Live and In Person for Dog wheelchairs

This Saturday, we had seven appointments between 9 AM and noon for cart upgrades, measurements and fittings.    It was a wonderful time for everyone,  humans and dogs, to meet and share their stories and successes. Betsy the corgi has degenerative myelopathy and came for a neutral balance upgrade, as she’s developed a gimp in one 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

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

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

Happy Tails – Nicky the Boxer's rehab in dog wheelchair

We first heard about Nick, a boxer puppy who was found hit by a car along the side of a road in Pennsylvania, from Adopt-a-Boxer Rescue.  This wonderful group had taken him in, arranged for spinal surgery, and was fostering him for months while he healed.   Even with surgery, he was very ataxic, wobbly on Read More

Massage is beneficial for dogs in wheelchairs

Massage is beneficial for dogs in wheelchairs

As many people know, if they have to limit the use of an arm or a leg for some reason, it impacts the rest of the body.  And so it goes for dogs and cats that are experiencing pain or paralysis (such as with Degenerative Myelopathy) in some or all of their limbs.  Massage is Read More

Yes – Disabled Cats DO Use Wheelchairs

We are often asked if disabled cats adapt to wheelchairs.  Just take a look at Yoda.In this video, you can see that Yoda is completely relaxed using his wheels outside.     And as seen in this video, Yoda's rehabilitating in his cart, using his rear legs to help propel the wheels. get your ex back We Read More

Mark

Mark

Hi! I thought I would share a couple pictures of Mark in his wheels at the Flatcoat club picnic. He was running around without his wheels for part of the day, then started to get sore and would have had to miss out on more playing if he didn't have his wheels. We popped him Read More

Veterinarian Approved

As founder of a large veterinary specialty hospital and a veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon, I’ve had considerable experience with clients who have had disabled dogs who could not be helped by surgery or medical treatment. For those dogs, carts proved to be a viable option in helping them to regain mobility and live a fuller Read More