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A mobile solution for disabled pets

Measuring dogs for a wheelchair requires two to three people. Leslie Grinnell (center) gets help taking eight different measurements on Sweet Pea from Carole Groman and Chris Van Rooyen. Measuring dogs for a wheelchair requires two to three people. Leslie Grinnell (center) gets help taking eight different measurements on Sweet Pea from Carole Groman and Chris Van Rooyen. (Stephen Rose for The Boston Globe)
By Cindy Atoji Keene
Globe Correspondent / August 10, 2008

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Hundreds of disabled pets can thank Buddha for their new lease on life - a wheelchair for handicapped animals. Buddha the dog, that is. The 10-year-old blue Doberman, who suffered from spinal degeneration and disc disease, was the inspiration for Eddie's Wheels For Pets, a Shelburne Falls business that designs and constructs wheelchairs for canines and other animals. (Full article: 926 words)

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