Health Care

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 [...]

16 04, 2022

Cushing’s Syndrome and Its Impact On Dogs’ Back Legs

By |2023-04-22T05:51:24-04:00April 16th, 2022|

Advancing age can bring many changes for humans and dogs alike, including increased risks for various health disorders. One such disorder, Cushing's syndrome, often affects older dogs (and sometimes cats as well). If your canine family member has developed Cushing's syndrome, it may suffer from a wide range of symptoms and complications, including loss of function in its hind legs. You owe it to yourself, and your dog, in order to gain a solid understanding of this syndrome, from its causes and symptoms to your options for treating and managing the condition's effects. Take a look at this introductory [...]

9 09, 2021

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

By |2023-10-13T17:34:58-04:00September 9th, 2021|

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 [...]

23 07, 2021

Spinal Injury in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Recovery

By |2023-12-09T14:01:06-05:00July 23rd, 2021|

A spinal injury can prove to be just as devastating for a dog as it can be for a human. This type of injury may lead to chronic pain, gait problems, or even paralysis, depending on the nature and location of the injury. Whether you're worried about the current state of your dog's spine or you'd like to understand the potential threats to your furry friend's spinal well being, you should learn some key points about spinal injury in dogs, from their symptoms and causes to diagnostic methods, treatment options, and recovery expectations. What Exactly Is Spinal Injury in [...]

23 04, 2021

How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs Post COVID-19

By |2021-04-23T05:51:18-04:00April 23rd, 2021|

Almost any dog owner will agree that their canine friends seem practically human in many ways, including the ways that they process emotions and react to situations. Unfortunately, this fact means that dogs can fall prey to the same kinds of emotional disorders as humans, including the development of a problem known as separation anxiety. Separation anxiety can prove devastating for dogs, with the events of the COVID-19 pandemic only fanning the flames of their emotional distress. The more you understand this common problem, the more easily you can recognize the symptoms of separation anxiety in your own dog, [...]

23 04, 2021

Dog Diapers: The Different Types, Pros & Cons

By |2023-05-01T03:33:59-04:00April 23rd, 2021|

Dog diapers, also known as dog nappies, are instrumental in assisting our furry friends not to soil themselves and their surroundings. There are various reasons why a dog might require a diaper, and there are different canine diaper sizes and gender specifications to accommodate. Learn more about canine diaper offerings and how they can be chosen to best suit select lifestyles and budgets. What Are the Main Reasons a Dog Would Need a Diaper? Like humans, canines require dog diapers mainly for incontinence symptoms, managing a dog going into heat, or for dogs demonstrating behavioral issues. To help deal [...]

4 09, 2020

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

By |2023-10-21T14:36:18-04:00September 4th, 2020|

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 changes, [...]

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 [...]

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