Molly's New Ride

Molly's New Ride

We love this video of Molly the border collie in her new Eddie’s Wheels cart.  Molly had had a cart by another manufacturer.   A visiting American named Eileen thought Molly deserved a better ride, and  bought her the Eddie’s Wheels cart.  Molly has recently been voted the “best loved dog” in Ireland.  “Read More” to […]

Pug in Eddie's Wheels dog wheelchair

A Review by a Canine Chiropractor

Dr. Annie Seefeldt,  D.C. , CVSMT  (http://www.chiropracticforeverybody.com/about_dr_seefeldt.html) paid us a two day visit last month on an assignment from a dog named Ray.  Ray was weimaraner patient of  hers who had multipled disc surgeries and whose family ordered a wheelchair from us.  When he passed on, they bequeathed his cart to her and Annie came […]

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 – […]

holistic vet treats paralyzed pitbull

Rehabilitating Beau – Adding Acupuncture and Chiropractic

For the past two months, we have been working with Beau, a young pitbull who suffered crushed vertebrae at the T-L junction, resulting in spastic, uncontrolled movements in the rear legs and an inability to carry his own weight with his front legs.  He came to us from Bolton Veterinary Hospital after several months of […]

Beau in Eddie's Wheels Stand

Change Your Range – Animal Rehab at Eddie's Wheels

how to win back your ex We have always hoped that eventually Eddie's Wheels would offer on-site animal rehabilitation services, and we are pleased to say that day has come! Erika McElwey, formerly of Rivermeadow Farm Animal Rehabilitation Center,  is joining us on Wednesdays every week to see rehab clients.  Erika was our first rehab […]

paralyzed dog in dog wheelchair

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 […]

Disabled pitbull in Eddie's Wheels canine cart

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 […]

Albert, paralyzed French bulldog in Eddie's Wheels dog wheelchair

Gait Re-training Using Eddie's Wheels Stand and Dogtread

Albert, a French Bulldog, who had spinal surgery in April 2011 came to see us two months ago to have stirrups put on his wheelchair.  Despite having  feeling in his feet, he was dragging his legs and “being lazy” about using his rear legs in the cart.  Nerves regenerate very slowly – only one millimeter […]

Great Dane races with horse with Eddie's Wheels canine cart

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 […]

Roosevelts Eddie's Wheels front wheel canine cart

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 […]

Louie tries out an Eddie's Wheels dog wheelchair

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 […]