Diseases

4 09, 2020

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

By |2020-09-10T04:06:23-04:00September 4th, 2020|Diseases, Health Care|Comments Off on Leg Tremors in Dogs: Are Your Dog’s Back Legs Shaking or Quivering?

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 [...]

12 08, 2020

The #1 Guide to Choosing a Dog Wheelchair in 2020

By |2020-10-29T14:06:43-04:00August 12th, 2020|Cart Information, Diseases, Health Care|Comments Off on The #1 Guide to Choosing a Dog Wheelchair in 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: How Dog Wheelchairs Work A dog wheelchair seeks to address the same needs as a human wheelchair -- namely, allowing its [...]

15 07, 2020

Arthritis in Cats: Symptoms & Treatment Solutions for Feline Osteoarthritis

By |2020-08-21T16:15:54-04:00July 15th, 2020|Diseases, Health Care|Comments Off on Arthritis in Cats: Symptoms & Treatment Solutions for Feline Osteoarthritis

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 [...]

29 05, 2020

Hind Leg Weakness: Are Your Dog’s Back Legs Giving Out?

By |2020-09-23T13:08:39-04:00May 29th, 2020|Diseases, Health Care|Comments Off on Hind Leg Weakness: Are Your Dog’s Back Legs Giving Out?

When your beloved dog's hind legs just don't seem to work properly, both you and your pet may feel considerable distress. Few sights cause owners more sorrow than seeing their best friend hobbling stiffly or wobbling while standing due to a serious injury, congenital defect, or age-related health problem. In addition to the pain that they may cause, unstable or weak hind legs can also make your dog more vulnerable to accidents. Fortunately, modern medicine and assistive technology can help your struggling friend overcome his limitations. Let's take a look at some of the problems that can affect a [...]

1 05, 2020

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

By |2020-08-21T16:15:03-04:00May 1st, 2020|Diseases, Health Care, Veterinary|Comments Off on How to Help a Dog With Arthritis: Pain Relief for Hips & Hind Legs

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 [...]

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 [...]

14 06, 2016

How to Treat Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

By |2019-12-28T10:49:47-05:00June 14th, 2016|Diseases, Health Care|0 Comments

Sadly, veterinarians have no cure for hip dysplasia. This abnormality in the connection between a dog’s pelvis and thigh bones is a genetic condition—you can no more change the fact that a dog has hip dysplasia than you can change the color of his eyes. […]

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