Disease Information by K9 Carts

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.

3 Common Mobility Issues in Cats and How to Address Them

How many times have you been minding your own business, reading a book or walking down the hall only to be pounced on by your mischievous cat? Though domesticated, these animals are still hunters at heart, and movement is essential to their quality of life. Though we wish our feline companions could stay sprightly and […]

3 Common Mobility Issues in Small Dogs

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 […]

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

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 […]

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.

How to Treat Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

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.

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.