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  • Andy in his K9 Carts Dog Wheelchair How Do Other Pets Get Along with Dogs in Wheelchairs?

    So your dog needs a wheelchair, but you have other pets. You might be worried that your other companions will act strangely around the dog with the disability, or get outright hostile.

    Don’t worry: that’s not very likely. We frequently build wheelchairs for dogs who have a pack—and the packs’ humans have told us that all the other animals get along fine. Continue Reading

  • Reja and Jazz in carts Training Dogs to Use a Wheelchair

    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.) Continue Reading

  • Reja in a K9 Carts Dog Wheelchair Playdates for Dogs in Wheelchairs

    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. Continue Reading

  • Brick in a K9 Cart Dog Wheelchair Going to the Dog Park with Wheelchair Bound Dogs

    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. Continue Reading

  • Exercise For Dogs In Wheelchairs

    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. Continue Reading

  • K9 Carts Awards Veterinary Scholarship 2017

    K9 Carts is proud to announce that the winner of our 2017 Annual Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is Sarah Fick of Washington State University.

    “I am very honored to have been selected for the K9 Carts Scholarship,” Sarah stated. “This scholarship will help me immensely as I pursue my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.” Continue Reading