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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

How to Tell If Your Paralyzed Dog is Happy

By |2019-12-28T10:26:09-05:00August 20th, 2019|Cart Information, Health Care|1 Comment

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

7 Tips for Keeping Your Disabled Dog Happy and Healthy

By |2019-09-11T12:50:51-04:00August 20th, 2019|Health Care|0 Comments

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|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 [...]

12 10, 2016

How to Travel with a Disabled Dog

By |2017-10-27T14:55:50-04:00October 12th, 2016|Health Care|2 Comments

According to a 2014 survey by Tripit, 56% of Americans travel with their pets for major holidays. Whether those surveyed traveled with their pets to save the expense of a kennel or because they love taking their pets on trips, it’s clear that taking a pet on the road is a fact of life for over half of all pet owners. […]

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