Welcome to the disease information area. The disease information page is devoted to articles written by K9 Carts about the most common diseases and conditions afflicting pets with mobility related issues. If you do not see an issue related to your pets specific ailment; please feel free to contact us and we are happy to help you.

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Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia (ED) affects the elbow joint in dogs primarily as a result of several genetic developmental abnormalities. These abnormalities affect the growth of cartilage at the joint or the surrounding structures.


Hip Dysplasia

How To Treat Hip Dysplasia

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.


Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a progressive disease of the spinal cord similar to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in humans.1 The disease, as a result of degeneration of the spinal cord, results in the eventual loss of use of the hind legs.


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Canine Hip Dysplasia Information – K9 Carts

Hip dysplasia (HD) is characterized by abnormal formation of the hip joint, resulting in degradation of the cartilage in the joint and leading to damage, inflammation, and pain.