23 07, 2021

Spinal Injury in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Recovery

By |2023-04-22T05:52:03-04:00July 23rd, 2021|

A spinal injury can prove to be just as devastating for a dog as it can be for a human. This type of injury may lead to chronic pain, gait problems, or even paralysis, depending on the nature and location of the injury. Whether you're worried about the current state of your dog's spine or you'd like to understand the potential threats to your furry friend's spinal well being, you should learn some key points about spinal injury in dogs, from their symptoms and causes to diagnostic methods, treatment options, and recovery expectations. What Exactly Is Spinal Injury in [...]

23 04, 2021

How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs Post COVID-19

By |2021-04-23T05:51:18-04:00April 23rd, 2021|

Almost any dog owner will agree that their canine friends seem practically human in many ways, including the ways that they process emotions and react to situations. Unfortunately, this fact means that dogs can fall prey to the same kinds of emotional disorders as humans, including the development of a problem known as separation anxiety. Separation anxiety can prove devastating for dogs, with the events of the COVID-19 pandemic only fanning the flames of their emotional distress. The more you understand this common problem, the more easily you can recognize the symptoms of separation anxiety in your own dog, [...]

23 04, 2021

Dog Diapers: The Different Types, Pros & Cons

By |2023-05-01T03:33:59-04:00April 23rd, 2021|

Dog diapers, also known as dog nappies, are instrumental in assisting our furry friends not to soil themselves and their surroundings. There are various reasons why a dog might require a diaper, and there are different canine diaper sizes and gender specifications to accommodate. Learn more about canine diaper offerings and how they can be chosen to best suit select lifestyles and budgets. What Are the Main Reasons a Dog Would Need a Diaper? Like humans, canines require dog diapers mainly for incontinence symptoms, managing a dog going into heat, or for dogs demonstrating behavioral issues. To help deal [...]

4 09, 2020

Leg Tremors in Dogs: Why Are My Dog’s Back Legs Shaking or Quivering?

By |2023-10-21T14:36:18-04:00September 4th, 2020|

Understanding Leg Tremors in Dogs As a loving dog owner, you may feel understandably worried, confused, or alarmed by the sight of tremors in your dog's rear legs. This problem, which may stem from any number of causes, can make getting around a serious challenge for your beloved canine companion. Your dog may have trouble walking, standing still, or standing up after lying down. If this problem goes unaddressed, your pet might have to give up all his favorite activities. Fortunately, you can help your best friend regain or optimize his mobility through the right combination of therapies, lifestyle changes, [...]

12 08, 2020

How to Choose The Best Dog Wheelchair in 3 Steps

By |2023-02-05T09:38:01-05:00August 12th, 2020|

If your beloved dog suffers from arthritis, a leg injury, or any other debilitating condition, getting around may be a painful and/or hazardous proposition. Fortunately, you can help your four-legged friend regain mobility and comfort by getting him a top-quality wheelchair that suits his size and situation perfectly. But how exactly do you shop for a dog wheelchair, and what features should you put on your priority list? Here's a helpful guide from pet mobility specialist K9 Carts: 1. How Dog Wheelchairs Work A dog wheelchair seeks to address the same needs as a human wheelchair -- namely, allowing [...]

15 07, 2020

Arthritis in Cats: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment Options

By |2021-01-02T09:16:52-05:00July 15th, 2020|

Cats display extraordinarily agility, from those sudden, unpredictable darts across the room to impressive leaps onto and off of high spaces. However, this agility depends on healthy, trouble-free joint function. If your cat has one of the conditions classified as feline arthritis, that agility may gradually disappear, replaced by increasing pain, stiffness, and avoidance of favorite pastimes. Cats who cannot trust their own joints to support their weight comfortably may find themselves unable to get out of harm's way or get the exercise they need. As a cat owner, you have more power to help your struggling feline friend [...]

1 05, 2020

How to Help a Dog With Arthritis: Pain Relief for Hips & Hind Legs

By |2023-04-22T05:53:14-04:00May 1st, 2020|

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. What Causes Arthritis in Dogs? 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 [...]

18 10, 2019

K9 Carts 2019 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Winner

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

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|

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|

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? [...]

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