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18 10, 2019

K9 Carts 2019 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Winner

By |2019-10-18T17:06:47-05:00October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Since the mid-1970s, K9 Carts has been serving mobility impaired pets and their owners. We have been looking to inspire the next generation of animal lovers by sponsoring a micro-scholarship for students entering the field of Veterinary Medicine. We are proud to announce the winner of our 2019 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship, Lilly Beaman. For her entire life Lilly has devoted her free time to helping pets in need. Her heartwarming video is an inspiration that we are all capable of helping, whether it's your time, money, or spreading the word. We can all make a difference. [...]

8 10, 2019

Evaluating My Pet’s Health for a Wheelchair

By |2019-10-08T17:04:13-05:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Evaluating your pet's health and desire is an important first step in determining how your pet will handle a K9 Cart's wheelchair. The overall health and mobility of your pet will also determine what wheelchair design would be most appropriate. We have a basic evaluation area on the website which determines wheelchair design based upon mobility, but this article will go into full detail of how health conditions will effect your pets use of a K9 Cart. Desire When fitted with a pet wheelchair most mobility impaired pets, with few exceptions, will walk or run off in their carts. [...]

20 08, 2019

How Can I Keep My Senior Dog Active and Mobile?

By |2019-09-11T12:44:28-05:00August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senior dogs make wonderful companions, whether you’ve raised them from the puppy stage or adopted a geriatric friend from a rescue. But as dogs age, they tend to naturally lose range of motion and may also develop certain conditions that affect their health and ability to move. At K9 Carts, we believe that every dog should be able to romp, run, and play to his or her heart’s content, regardless of age. That’s why we’ve spent years designing the perfect pet wheelchairs and acting as a valuable resource on pet mobility. We’ve put together some helpful information on mobility in senior dogs, [...]

11 04, 2019

3 Common Mobility Issues in Small Dogs

By |2019-09-11T12:39:09-05:00April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There's plenty of information out there on mobility issues in large dogs. Bigger breeds, with their long legs and large bodies, are prone to a number of injuries and illnesses like canine hip dysplasia. But what about small dogs? Breeds like Chihuahuas and Corgis may be more compact and lower to the ground, but they develop some of the same mobility problems as larger dogs. Due to their size, some are even more likely to suffer from health issues. We’re shedding some light on the mobility problems that affect smaller dogs and showing you how to get these pups up [...]

26 03, 2019

Dog Wheelchairs vs. Handheld Slings: Which is Right for My Pet?

By |2019-09-11T12:52:56-05:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s heartbreaking to see a dog begin to lose his or her range of motion. Without the use of their limbs, our furry friends miss out on long walks, games of fetch, and other fun activities. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Mobility aids like handheld slings and canine wheelchairs can put the pep back in your pup’s step, improving quality of life and even increasing the number of years you get to spend with your dog. With so many canine mobility aids available, how do you decide which one is right for your pet? A number of [...]

13 02, 2019

K9 Carts 2018 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Winner

By |2019-02-13T15:31:19-05:00February 13th, 2019|News, Uncategorized, Veterinary|0 Comments

Since the mid-1970s, K9 Carts has been serving mobility impaired pets and their owners. We have been looking to inspire the next generation of animal lovers by sponsoring a micro-scholarship for students entering the field of Veterinary Medicine. We are proud to announce the winner of our 2018 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship, Michaela Von Schenk. Below is her winning essay on Human Psychology in a Veterinary Practice. She believes in the importance of understanding human psychology that should be exhibited in veterinary medicine, like any other career, to give customers a sense of comfort and trust. The winning highlights in [...]

13 11, 2017

Training Dogs to Use a Wheelchair

By |2018-06-22T13:53:59-05:00November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You might be surprised by how quickly your dog will take to a wheelchair. Most of K9 Carts’ thousands of patients were up and rolling very soon after they got their new chair. The process will take some work. But don’t worry: none of the clients we spoke to reported tears (on their part) or howling (on the dog’s part.) […]

7 11, 2017

Playdates for Dogs in Wheelchairs

By |2018-06-22T13:53:03-05:00November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If your dog has to start using a wheelchair, you might worry about their social life. Dogs are pack animals. That’s why they’re members of the families that look after them. And it’s why they go crazy when they chase frisbees with your friend’s dog at the dog park. Don’t worry: your dog can still play with its friends if it has a wheelchair. K9 Carts clients send us regular updates on their patients. We have plenty of photographic and video evidence that wheelchair-bound dogs can have a blast on playdates. […]

30 10, 2017

Going to the Dog Park with Wheelchair Bound Dogs

By |2018-06-22T14:02:25-05:00October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dogs love making friends and roughhousing at the dog park. If you’re putting your dog in a wheelchair, you’re probably worried whether they’ll still be able to go. We have good news: dogs in wheelchairs can still enjoy trips to the park. […]

20 10, 2017

Exercise For Dogs In Wheelchairs

By |2018-06-22T14:04:02-05:00October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Andy. He’s an active, six-year-old Bichon mix with a herniated disc, and he loves his wheelchair. “It took him five minutes to adjust to it,” says Mary Denys. She and her sister Patricia, who live in Long Beach, California, have cared for several dogs in wheelchairs. Andy was the youngest to get in his cart, and he didn’t miss a beat. […]