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15 07, 2020

Arthritis in Cats: Symptoms & Treatment Solutions for Feline Osteoarthritis

By |2020-07-17T12:59:14-04:00July 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 |2020-05-29T15:17:23-04:00May 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 (7 Proven Treatment Solutions)

By |2020-05-29T15:17:29-04:00May 1st, 2020|Diseases, Health Care|Comments Off on How to Help a Dog With Arthritis (7 Proven Treatment Solutions)

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.  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 meant to cushion the joints. [...]

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|0 Comments

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. […]

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. […]

5 09, 2014

Rear Limb Amputees

By |2016-11-02T15:44:31-04:00September 5th, 2014|Cart Information, Health Care|0 Comments

Pets who have lost one rear limb generally manage to do very well for many years. They basically center their remaining leg under their rear and hop or run along well, However as they get older and that remaining limb gets out of alignment with the added stress of only having one leg to balance on, they will need help. […]

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