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29 05, 2020

Hind Leg Weakness: Are Your Dog’s Back Legs Giving Out?

By |2020-05-29T15:17:23-04:00May 29th, 2020|Diseases, Health Care|Comments Off on Hind Leg Weakness: Are Your Dog’s Back Legs Giving Out?

When your beloved dog's hind legs just don't seem to work properly, both you and your pet may feel considerable distress. Few sights cause owners more sorrow than seeing their best friend hobbling stiffly or wobbling while standing due to a serious injury, congenital defect, or age-related health problem. In addition to the pain that they may cause, unstable or weak hind legs can also make your dog more vulnerable to accidents. Fortunately, modern medicine and assistive technology can help your struggling friend overcome his limitations. Let's take a look at some of the problems that can affect a [...]

1 05, 2020

How to Help a Dog With Arthritis (7 Proven Treatment Solutions)

By |2020-05-29T15:17:29-04:00May 1st, 2020|Diseases, Health Care|Comments Off on How to Help a Dog With Arthritis (7 Proven Treatment Solutions)

One of the most common chronic medical conditions people face is arthritis; however, it is important for everyone to note that arthritis is a problem that impacts pets as well as people. Dogs are members of people’s families and it can be heartbreaking to see a dog living in pain. Sadly, this is exactly the situation that arthritis creates.  Arthritis is an inflammatory condition in which the body’s immune system is sent into overdrive. When this happens, inflammation gets out of control. This leads to the body breaking down its own cartilage that is meant to cushion the joints. [...]

18 10, 2019

K9 Carts 2019 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Winner

By |2019-10-18T17:06:47-04:00October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Since the mid-1970s, K9 Carts has been serving mobility impaired pets and their owners. We have been looking to inspire the next generation of animal lovers by sponsoring a micro-scholarship for students entering the field of Veterinary Medicine. We are proud to announce the winner of our 2019 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship, Lilly Beaman. For her entire life Lilly has devoted her free time to helping pets in need. Her heartwarming video is an inspiration that we are all capable of helping, whether it's your time, money, or spreading the word. We can all make a difference. [...]

8 10, 2019

Evaluating My Pet’s Health for a Wheelchair

By |2019-10-08T17:04:13-04:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Evaluating your pet's health and desire is an important first step in determining how your pet will handle a K9 Cart's wheelchair. The overall health and mobility of your pet will also determine what wheelchair design would be most appropriate. We have a basic evaluation area on the website which determines wheelchair design based upon mobility, but this article will go into full detail of how health conditions will effect your pets use of a K9 Cart. Desire When fitted with a pet wheelchair most mobility impaired pets, with few exceptions, will walk or run off in their carts. [...]

20 08, 2019

How to Tell If Your Paralyzed Dog is Happy

By |2019-12-28T10:26:09-05:00August 20th, 2019|Cart Information, Health Care|0 Comments

Caring for a sick canine can be incredibly emotionally painful, particularly when that sickness seems to impact the dog’s quality of life. How can you tell whether or not a dog is really happy? At K9 Carts, we’ve made it our mission to help pets struggling with mobility issues. Paralysis is one such issue that can drastically affect a pet’s daily activities. Some pet parents view paralysis as a tipping of the scales, a point at which their dog can no longer enjoy life. But that isn’t necessarily true. So, what is the truth? Can a paralyzed dog live a happy life? [...]

20 08, 2019

How Can I Keep My Senior Dog Active and Mobile?

By |2019-09-11T12:44:28-04:00August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senior dogs make wonderful companions, whether you’ve raised them from the puppy stage or adopted a geriatric friend from a rescue. But as dogs age, they tend to naturally lose range of motion and may also develop certain conditions that affect their health and ability to move. At K9 Carts, we believe that every dog should be able to romp, run, and play to his or her heart’s content, regardless of age. That’s why we’ve spent years designing the perfect pet wheelchairs and acting as a valuable resource on pet mobility. We’ve put together some helpful information on mobility in senior dogs, [...]

20 08, 2019

7 Tips for Keeping Your Disabled Dog Happy and Healthy

By |2019-09-11T12:50:51-04:00August 20th, 2019|Health Care|0 Comments

If you have a disabled pet, you’ve probably spent hours Googling different versions of “How to help disabled dog.” Caring for a dog with disabilities like blindness or missing limbs is never an easy road, but the right habits can help your dog stay happy and healthy for years to come. And you likely don’t have to confine your pup to the indoors, either. It’s still very possible to travel with your disabled pup by your side, or get him moving and enjoying the outdoors again! As always, your first stop should be your local veterinarian for a diagnosis and an ongoing [...]

20 08, 2019

5 Things You Might Find Surprising About Senior Dogs

By |2019-09-11T12:49:38-04:00August 20th, 2019|Health Care|0 Comments

We love senior dogs—with their gray muzzles and mellow moods, they make the perfect companions for both families with young children and people living alone. But at what age is a dog actually considered a senior? And is it true that you really can’t teach an old dog new tricks? We’ve got the answers. At K9 Carts, we’re dedicated to helping you ensure your dog maintains a high quality of life no matter his age or range of motion, and part of that means acting as an information resource for pet parents! Here are a few little-known facts about our older [...]

20 08, 2019

3 Common Mobility Issues in Cats and How to Address Them

By |2019-09-11T12:25:21-04:00August 20th, 2019|Diseases, Health Care|0 Comments

How many times have you been minding your own business, reading a book or walking down the hall only to be pounced on by your mischievous cat? Though domesticated, these animals are still hunters at heart, and movement is essential to their quality of life. Though we wish our feline companions could stay sprightly and in perfect physical condition for their entire lives, diseases, traumatic injury, and other health issues can slow them down and making moving around difficult or even painful. To further complicate things, cats don’t like to show weakness. They may hide the fact that they’re in [...]

19 07, 2019

Doggie Wheelchair Success Stories: Daisy Mei and Joseph

By |2019-08-20T08:01:59-04:00July 19th, 2019|Client Spotlight|0 Comments

We’re back with another success story! Here at K9 Carts, we channel our passion for pets into creating customized carts that allow dogs, cats, and even chickens to regain mobility and improve their quality of life. Every pet is unique, and we relish the chance to get to know each individual case and create a cart that serves that animal well. Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a progressive disease of the spinal cord that generally affects older Pembroke Welsh Corgis, German Shepherds, and Boxers. As the spinal cord degenerates, the dog begins to experience hind limb weakness and eventually loses the use of his [...]