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26 03, 2019

Dog Wheelchairs vs. Handheld Slings: Which is Right for My Pet?

By |2019-09-11T12:52:56-04:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s heartbreaking to see a dog begin to lose his or her range of motion. Without the use of their limbs, our furry friends miss out on long walks, games of fetch, and other fun activities. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Mobility aids like handheld slings and canine wheelchairs can put the pep back in your pup’s step, improving quality of life and even increasing the number of years you get to spend with your dog. With so many canine mobility aids available, how do you decide which one is right for your pet? A number of [...]

13 02, 2019

K9 Carts 2018 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Winner

By |2019-02-13T15:31:19-04:00February 13th, 2019|News, Uncategorized, Veterinary|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 2018 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship, Michaela Von Schenk. Below is her winning essay on Human Psychology in a Veterinary Practice. She believes in the importance of understanding human psychology that should be exhibited in veterinary medicine, like any other career, to give customers a sense of comfort and trust. The winning highlights in [...]

25 01, 2018

How Do Other Pets Get Along with Dogs in Wheelchairs?

By |2018-06-22T13:52:13-04:00January 25th, 2018|Cart Information|0 Comments

So your dog needs a wheelchair, but you have other pets. You might be worried that your other companions will act strangely around the dog with the disability, or get outright hostile. Don’t worry: that’s not very likely. We frequently build wheelchairs for dogs who have a pack—and the packs’ humans have told us that all the other animals get along fine. […]

13 11, 2017

Training Dogs to Use a Wheelchair

By |2018-06-22T13:53:59-04:00November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You might be surprised by how quickly your dog will take to a wheelchair. Most of K9 Carts’ thousands of patients were up and rolling very soon after they got their new chair. The process will take some work. But don’t worry: none of the clients we spoke to reported tears (on their part) or howling (on the dog’s part.) […]

7 11, 2017

Playdates for Dogs in Wheelchairs

By |2018-06-22T13:53:03-04:00November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If your dog has to start using a wheelchair, you might worry about their social life. Dogs are pack animals. That’s why they’re members of the families that look after them. And it’s why they go crazy when they chase frisbees with your friend’s dog at the dog park. Don’t worry: your dog can still play with its friends if it has a wheelchair. K9 Carts clients send us regular updates on their patients. We have plenty of photographic and video evidence that wheelchair-bound dogs can have a blast on playdates. […]

30 10, 2017

Going to the Dog Park with Wheelchair Bound Dogs

By |2018-06-22T14:02:25-04:00October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dogs love making friends and roughhousing at the dog park. If you’re putting your dog in a wheelchair, you’re probably worried whether they’ll still be able to go. We have good news: dogs in wheelchairs can still enjoy trips to the park. […]

20 10, 2017

Exercise For Dogs In Wheelchairs

By |2018-06-22T14:04:02-04:00October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Andy. He’s an active, six-year-old Bichon mix with a herniated disc, and he loves his wheelchair. “It took him five minutes to adjust to it,” says Mary Denys. She and her sister Patricia, who live in Long Beach, California, have cared for several dogs in wheelchairs. Andy was the youngest to get in his cart, and he didn’t miss a beat. […]

5 12, 2016

Which Dog Wheelchair Design Should I Choose?

By |2018-06-22T14:08:39-04:00December 5th, 2016|Cart Information|0 Comments

Our dog wheelchair is fully convertible. Therefore, if your pet needs more or less support, parts can be added or subtracted to make sure it is the correct support system that your pet needs at its particular stage of mobility loss. […]