Veterinary

10 02, 2024

Animal Wheelchairs: How K9 Carts’ Wheels Are Changing Lives

By |2024-02-10T09:23:50-05:00February 10th, 2024|

For animals facing mobility challenges, every day can be a struggle, affecting not just their physical well-being but also their spirit. Enter K9 Carts, a pioneer in the field of animal rehabilitation through mobility solutions. With a heartfelt commitment to helping pets live fuller, more joyful lives, K9 Carts has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing custom-built wheelchairs for animals. These wheelchairs are more than just devices; they are lifelines that restore independence and happiness to pets and peace of mind to their owners. On this page, we'll look closely at how animal wheelchairs are making significant [...]

6 01, 2024

Dog Limping on Back Leg: 5 Possible Causes and Solutions

By |2024-01-06T11:40:55-05:00January 6th, 2024|

As dedicated caretakers of our canine companions, we often find ourselves confronted with various health challenges, including the distressing sight of our dogs limping on a back leg. This common issue raises immediate concerns about the well-being of our furry friends. At K9 Carts, we understand the depth of the bond between you and your dog. That's why we're committed to not just providing custom-built dog wheelchairs and innovative dog lift harnesses like the Help 'Em Up Harness, but also to offering insights into the possible causes and solutions for your dog's discomfort. On this page, we'll go through [...]

9 12, 2023

Why is My Dog Limping After Laying Down or Sleeping? What Can I Do?

By |2023-12-09T13:46:23-05:00December 9th, 2023|

When our beloved canine companions begin limping after a period of rest or sleep, it naturally raises concerns for any pet owner. The reasons behind this phenomenon can be varied and complex, ranging from simple stiffness to more serious health conditions. Understanding these causes is crucial not only for providing immediate relief but also for ensuring the long-term health and happiness of our pets. Common Reasons for a Dog Limping After Laying Down When our dogs limp after resting or sleeping, it's crucial for us to understand the underlying causes. This knowledge helps us address their discomfort effectively. Muscle [...]

28 10, 2023

Spondylosis in Dogs: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options

By |2023-10-29T17:17:33-04:00October 28th, 2023|

In the intricate journey of a dog's life, various health challenges can emerge, often catching us—devoted pet parents—off guard. Among the myriad conditions that can affect our beloved canine companions, spondylosis stands out as a particularly prevalent and concerning one, especially in senior dogs. It's a term that, while not immediately familiar to many, represents a crucial facet of canine health, impacting the dog's spine, comfort, and overall quality of life. As a dog owner, understanding spondylosis, its root causes, and viable treatment options is indispensable in ensuring our pets lead fulfilling lives, even as they age or encounter [...]

13 10, 2023

My Dog Can’t Stand Up or Walk on His Back Legs: What Can I Do?

By |2023-12-09T13:55:23-05:00October 13th, 2023|

Every pet owner's worst nightmare is seeing their beloved companion suffer. As the friends and guardians of these innocent souls, we're entrusted with the duty of ensuring their well-being, especially when they can't express their pain or discomfort. Imagine one day your dog appears healthy, running around and playing, and the next day, they can't stand up or walk on their back legs. Such situations are heart-wrenching and often leave us feeling helpless and anxious. The inability of a dog to use its hind legs can arise from a myriad of reasons. Understanding these potential causes and the immediate [...]

3 09, 2023

Dog Leg Amputation: Cost, Recovery, Ongoing Care & Mobility Solutions

By |2023-09-10T07:22:34-04:00September 3rd, 2023|

When our four-legged friends face unexpected life challenges, it's our heartfelt desire to give them all the love, care, and support they need. A dog's leg amputation can be a distressing event for both pet and owner, casting a cloud of uncertainty over their future. But here's the silver lining: just as human amputees learn to live fulfilling lives post-amputation, so can our canine pals. Dogs are resilient, adaptive, and astonishingly full of spirit. With the right guidance and resources, like the custom-built dog wheelchairs from K9 Carts, dogs can lead joyful, active lives even after amputation. Join us [...]

13 02, 2019

K9 Carts 2018 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Winner

By |2019-02-13T15:31:19-05:00February 13th, 2019|

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 [...]

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