K9 Carts Blog
K9 Carts is proud to announce that our 2014 Veterinary Medicine Scholarship has been awarded to Tramaine Creighton of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Tramaine is a 3rd year DVM Candidate, Class of 2016, at Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Jake was 3 years old when he left the yard and was missing for 3 days. He drug himself home and was laying in the pine straw under the stairs when I found him. He had apparently been hit by a car and even after surgery was paralyzed in his back end and had little use of his rear limbs. At 6 years of age he received the wheels
Our carts are designed for a pet either to use its hind legs or to have them up and protected in slings if they are paralyzed or just have minimal feeling without sufficient ability to take steps. Very often a pet will have the ability to walk with one paw but not the other.
The second most common pet requiring help with mobility are cats. Cats do very well in carts. One of the most amazing cats in a cart was named Scooter who was adopted after being found lying by the side of the road after being run over and abandoned.
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.