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? [...]

20 08, 2019

How Can I Keep My Senior Dog Active and Mobile?

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

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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

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