28 10, 2023

Spondylosis in Dogs: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options

By |2023-10-29T17:17:33-04:00October 28th, 2023|

In the intricate journey of a dog's life, various health challenges can emerge, often catching us—devoted pet parents—off guard. Among the myriad conditions that can affect our beloved canine companions, spondylosis stands out as a particularly prevalent and concerning one, especially in senior dogs. It's a term that, while not immediately familiar to many, represents a crucial facet of canine health, impacting the dog's spine, comfort, and overall quality of life. As a dog owner, understanding spondylosis, its root causes, and viable treatment options is indispensable in ensuring our pets lead fulfilling lives, even as they age or encounter [...]

13 10, 2023

My Dog Can’t Stand Up or Walk on His Back Legs: What Can I Do?

By |2023-10-13T17:28:09-04:00October 13th, 2023|

Every pet owner's worst nightmare is seeing their beloved companion suffer. As the friends and guardians of these innocent souls, we're entrusted with the duty of ensuring their well-being, especially when they can't express their pain or discomfort. Imagine one day your dog appears healthy, running around and playing, and the next day, they can't stand up or walk on their back legs. Such situations are heart-wrenching and often leave us feeling helpless and anxious. The inability of a dog to use its hind legs can arise from a myriad of reasons. Understanding these potential causes and the immediate [...]

3 09, 2023

Dog Leg Amputation: Cost, Recovery, Ongoing Care & Mobility Solutions

By |2023-09-10T07:22:34-04:00September 3rd, 2023|

When our four-legged friends face unexpected life challenges, it's our heartfelt desire to give them all the love, care, and support they need. A dog's leg amputation can be a distressing event for both pet and owner, casting a cloud of uncertainty over their future. But here's the silver lining: just as human amputees learn to live fulfilling lives post-amputation, so can our canine pals. Dogs are resilient, adaptive, and astonishingly full of spirit. With the right guidance and resources, like the custom-built dog wheelchairs from K9 Carts, dogs can lead joyful, active lives even after amputation. Join us [...]

23 07, 2023

How Much Does a Dog Wheelchair Cost?

By |2023-07-23T12:26:12-04:00July 23rd, 2023|

Imagine your furry friend is experiencing mobility issues, perhaps due to age or a physical ailment. The once active dog that used to bound after balls and leap onto your lap, now struggles just to stand. This picture may be heartbreaking, but it doesn't have to be the end of the road. It's at this juncture that many of us turn to dog wheelchairs. But a quick online search for "dog wheelchairs" can yield an overwhelming number of options, all with varying price points. "How much does a dog wheelchair cost?" might be the first question that pops up [...]

25 03, 2023

Spinal Strokes in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

By |2023-04-22T05:50:23-04:00March 25th, 2023|

Spinal strokes, also known as fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) or ischemic myelopathy, are relatively rare but potentially severe health events that can affect dogs. This condition can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild weakness to complete paralysis, and may require extensive treatment to manage. To ensure your dog gets the appropriate care, it's crucial to understand what spinal strokes are, their causes, and the best treatment options available. In this article, we will delve into the details of spinal strokes in dogs, discussing their causes, symptoms, and treatment options. What is a Spinal Stroke in Dogs? Before we [...]

18 04, 2022

Wobbler Syndrome in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

By |2023-09-03T10:17:00-04:00April 18th, 2022|

Dogs can develop trouble with the stance and/or gait for many reasons, from age-related arthritis to traumatic accidents. In some cases, the problem lies not with the structures of the legs themselves, but with the passage of nerve signals to the limbs. If your dog has developed an oddly wobbly, stiff or unstable gait, it may suffer from a condition known as canine wobbler syndrome. The more you understand about this progressive spinal problem, the more effectively you can help your four-legged friend enjoy the best possible quality of life. What Is Canine Wobbler Syndrome? Canine wobbler syndrome is [...]

17 04, 2022

How to Tell if Your Dog’s Leg Is Broken or Sprained

By |2023-04-22T05:50:32-04:00April 17th, 2022|

No animal lover likes to see an animal experiencing pain and suffering, least of all that animal's owner. If your beloved dog can't get around well due to a significant leg injury, you need to know whether that injury constitutes a sprain or a fracture -- and how to react by pursuing the proper evaluation, treatment, and post-treatment care for each scenario. However, you might not be able to tell one type of injury from the other at a glance. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at leg sprains and broken legs in dogs. What Happens [...]

16 04, 2022

How to Strengthen an Old Dog’s Hind Legs

By |2023-10-13T17:33:06-04:00April 16th, 2022|

While everyone may love the boundless energy and playfulness of puppies, in many respects old dogs make the best companions of all. When you've lived with your four-legged buddy for years, you have a bond that's hard to explain to anyone not familiar with that feeling. So when your elderly pet starts developing trouble in its hind legs, you can't stand to watch it suffer and struggle. Fortunately, you can take steps to lend strength or stability to an aging dog's hind legs. Take the following information to heart as you seek solutions for your old friend. What Causes [...]

16 04, 2022

Cushing’s Syndrome and Its Impact On Dogs’ Back Legs

By |2023-04-22T05:51:24-04:00April 16th, 2022|

Advancing age can bring many changes for humans and dogs alike, including increased risks for various health disorders. One such disorder, Cushing's syndrome, often affects older dogs (and sometimes cats as well). If your canine family member has developed Cushing's syndrome, it may suffer from a wide range of symptoms and complications, including loss of function in its hind legs. You owe it to yourself, and your dog, in order to gain a solid understanding of this syndrome, from its causes and symptoms to your options for treating and managing the condition's effects. Take a look at this introductory [...]

9 09, 2021

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

By |2023-10-13T17:34:58-04:00September 9th, 2021|

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 [...]

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