Spinal degeneration, disc disease and herniated discs are no longer preventing pets from having the ability to walk thanks to Eddie’s Wheels for Pets in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. When pets become disabled, they lose a quality of life just as humans do when they become disabled, and when surgery doesn’t work or isn’t an option, a custom wheelchair is the next best thing.
A Doberman named Buddha who had spinal degeneration and disc disease was the inspiration for Eddie’s Wheels for Pets. Ten-year-old Buddha took to his wheelchair quickly and even waded in the river with it on. Now that Buddha happily lived out his life, a Dachshund named Daisy is now the company’s mascot. She has five wheelchairs including one in pink.
Wheelchairs enable pets to walk, run, jump and play again. No owner wants to see their disabled pet become depressed, which is why some dogs, cats, rabbits, possums, sheep, alpacas, goats, lions, donkeys and iguanas around the world have custom wheelchairs.
All it takes is eight measurements and the development of a wheelchair is in progress, and once the wheelchair is ready, pets become mobile within seconds. Fortunately, for the sake of the owner and pet’s fashion sense, wheelchairs come in various colors and can even have accessories like strobe lights and flags. The strobe light is functional in that it keeps your pet visible during the nighttime.
Wheelchairs enable pets to enjoy the outdoors and reduces the risk of them suffering from secondary infections, skin ulcerations, pressure sores and bladder infections, which can result from the pet lying in one place. In the future, prosthetics might replace wheelchairs, but for now they will stay in the development and experimental stages. Prosthetics can be difficult for pets to wear, and they can cause other problems such as infection and loss of fur.
It costs around $300 to $500 for a pet wheelchair, but when you see that your pet has found its personality and energy again, you will realize that the money was well spent.