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10 02, 2024

Animal Wheelchairs: How K9 Carts’ Wheels Are Changing Lives

By |2024-02-10T09:23:50-05:00February 10th, 2024|

For animals facing mobility challenges, every day can be a struggle, affecting not just their physical well-being but also their spirit. Enter K9 Carts, a pioneer in the field of animal rehabilitation through mobility solutions. With a heartfelt commitment to helping pets live fuller, more joyful lives, K9 Carts has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing custom-built wheelchairs for animals. These wheelchairs are more than just devices; they are lifelines that restore independence and happiness to pets and peace of mind to their owners. On this page, we'll look closely at how animal wheelchairs are making significant [...]

6 01, 2024

Dog Limping on Back Leg: 5 Possible Causes and Solutions

By |2024-01-06T11:40:55-05:00January 6th, 2024|

As dedicated caretakers of our canine companions, we often find ourselves confronted with various health challenges, including the distressing sight of our dogs limping on a back leg. This common issue raises immediate concerns about the well-being of our furry friends. At K9 Carts, we understand the depth of the bond between you and your dog. That's why we're committed to not just providing custom-built dog wheelchairs and innovative dog lift harnesses like the Help 'Em Up Harness, but also to offering insights into the possible causes and solutions for your dog's discomfort. On this page, we'll go through [...]

9 12, 2023

Why is My Dog Limping After Laying Down or Sleeping? What Can I Do?

By |2023-12-09T13:46:23-05:00December 9th, 2023|

When our beloved canine companions begin limping after a period of rest or sleep, it naturally raises concerns for any pet owner. The reasons behind this phenomenon can be varied and complex, ranging from simple stiffness to more serious health conditions. Understanding these causes is crucial not only for providing immediate relief but also for ensuring the long-term health and happiness of our pets. Common Reasons for a Dog Limping After Laying Down When our dogs limp after resting or sleeping, it's crucial for us to understand the underlying causes. This knowledge helps us address their discomfort effectively. Muscle [...]

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 |2023-12-09T13:55:23-05:00October 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 [...]

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 |2023-12-09T14:01:35-05:00April 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 [...]

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