What is Eddie’s Wheels?
Eddie’s Wheels is an awesome company that makes custom wheelchairs for disabled pets! They make a wide variety of carts to accommodate many different disabilities, and each one is custom tailored to your dog’s needs and measurements. From rear carts to front carts, four wheel carts and accessories. Eddie’s Wheels is the place to go if you are looking for a good quality wheelchair for your disabled dog. We chose them for their sleek and lightweight aluminum frame, their custom fit, and large foam wheels that make going off the beaten path a piece of cake.
What are the benefits of Eddie’s Wheels?
Wheelchairs are custom built to accommodate your dog’s specific measurements and disability
Each wheelchair is made out of aluminum, so it is lightweight and doesn’t run the risk of rusting
They have a variety of different wheels to choose from so you can get the one that best fits your terrain
Wheelchairs are slightly adjustable in length and height to ensure that your dog gets the best fit
The saddle is welded and padded, providing good support to the pelvic floor and eliminating chafing
Every Eddie’s Wheels wheelchair comes with a warranty that is good for the life of your pet
With two pins and a strap across the chest, it only takes seconds to get your dog in the cart
Buddha the blue doberman…
The founders, Eddie and Leslie, originally found themselves caring for their own disabled dog after she lost the use of her hind legs due to spondylosis and disc disease. This was back in 1989 when there were not as many options as there are these days. Their vet told them that they could either risk trying surgery, or put Buddha down. Well, this was not good enough for Eddie and Leslie. There was no way they were going to euthanize their beloved dog, and they decided to take her home and take good care of her. However, when they tried to search for a wheelchair for Buddha, they were not pleased with the limited options that were available at the time.
Taking matters into his own hands…
Being a mechanical engineer himself, Eddie decided to take matter into his own hands. He designed the first Eddie’s Wheels wheelchair so that Buddha could once again have the freedom of mobility. Not only did the wheelchair enable her to get around again, it actually served as a great tool for her rehabilitation! After several months they got a big surprise.
Eddie’s Wheels is born…
in 1999, after years of researching and perfecting his design, Eddie’s Wheels was born. They were making wheelchairs for dogs and other animals all around the world. They learned from their community all the different ailments they needed to accommodate. They showed off their wheelchairs and received endorsements from many different vet hospitals and schools. Today they are known as one of the leading brands of wheelchairs for pets.
Buddha learns to walk again…
After a couple of months in her wheelchair, Buddha began to move her legs. Eventually, she learned how to walk again even without the use of her wheelchair. It was a miracle and an inspiration to all.
Adding to the pack…
Over the years their love for disabled dogs only grew. They ended up with a whole pack of special needs dogs. There was daisy the feisty dachshund with IVDD and Sweet Pea the disabled and incontinent pit bull. Then Willa and Webster the little dogs born without forearms. Each had their own special needs, and taught Eddie and Leslie a lot about the giving disabled dogs a great quality of life.
How do you get an Eddie’s Wheels wheelchair?
Eddies Wheels is located in Massachusetts and they ship their products all over the world. All you have to do is head on over to the Eddie’s Wheels website. They will work with you to figure out the best cart to fit your dog’s needs. You can send them your dog’s measurements, or have your vet measure your dog if you aren’t sure how. They will make you your very own custom wheelchair and ship it right to your door fully or mostly assembled. It’s so easy!