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 [...]

13 06, 2019

Giving Your Kitty a New Lease on Life with a Cat Wheelchair

By |2019-09-11T12:21:08-04:00June 13th, 2019|Cart Information|0 Comments

You’ve probably spent many an evening teasing your kitty with a feathered toy or watching her pounce on a crinkly fabric mouse. Despite the fact that you feed them and provide for their needs, cats are still hunters at heart. And even though they sleep for about 15 hours a day, they love to play. But what happens when they’re no longer able to romp around? Our feline friends are valued for their adventurous spirit and playful nature, but mobility issues can rob them of their ability to explore and move around. This loss of independence may cause your cat [...]

25 04, 2019

Doggie Wheelchair Success Stories: Sammi

By |2019-09-11T12:37:46-04:00April 25th, 2019|Client Spotlight|0 Comments

Here at K9 Carts, we like to measure our success in happy pets. We’ve been helping special needs animals regain quality of life since 1961, and we’re not slowing down any time soon! Our custom wheelchairs for dogs and other pets get furry and feathery friends moving again, providing an increased range of motion to animals experiencing limb weakness, paralysis, and other conditions that affect their ability to move. We talk a lot about breed-specific health problems and diseases like degenerative myelopathy—after all, these are the issues that our dog wheelchairs address—but these medical conditions can make the world of canine health seem like a [...]

11 04, 2019

3 Common Mobility Issues in Small Dogs

By |2019-09-11T12:39:09-04:00April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There's plenty of information out there on mobility issues in large dogs. Bigger breeds, with their long legs and large bodies, are prone to a number of injuries and illnesses like canine hip dysplasia. But what about small dogs? Breeds like Chihuahuas and Corgis may be more compact and lower to the ground, but they develop some of the same mobility problems as larger dogs. Due to their size, some are even more likely to suffer from health issues. We’re shedding some light on the mobility problems that affect smaller dogs and showing you how to get these pups up [...]

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 |2019-02-13T15:31:19-05:00February 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.) […]

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