Keeping your pet happy and healthy is the number one priority for pet owners. We buy the best toys, take them to the vet for check ups, and exercise with them; everything and anything we can do to help our furry friends. Since prevention is a key stage in your pets well being, our friends at healthypetsnh created this helpful “Snout to Tail Wellness Assessment”. This should be done 3-5 times a week to be the most effective, and isn’t just for those handicapped and special needs animals. If you find an abnormally on your pet, contact your Vet to discuss.
Head: Snout- The nose should be cold and wet. Not too wet with discharge and not . . . → Read More →
Dog Wheelchairs: Basic Facts
Putting your dog on wheels can develop your pet’s quality of life if he has a condition that hinders him from the use of his hind or front legs. There are wheel chairs for dogs available (also touted as dog carts) which are particularly crafted to provide a new found mobility to quadriplegic pets.
Your dog can benefit a lot from carts for dogs, especially if he has exhausted rehabilitation options for conditions such as degenerative mylopathy, hip dysplasisa, spinal or vertebrae problems, cervical or disk disease, and also certain neurological concerns.
If you’d like to put your dogs on wheels, there are . . . → Read More →
OrthoVet’s splint products can stave off expensive surgery and support faster healing
As pet owners, most of us despair when our canine or feline companion sustain an orthopedic injury. Not only do we cringe at the pain our friend is suffering, but also over the high cost for treatment or surgery.
Handicapped Pets Canada and OrthoVet pet splints offer an alternative for some injuries that can cost much less than — and in some cases eliminate the need for — surgery.
Founded in 1997, OrthoVet’s goal is to provide a safe and effective option for rehabilitation of soft tissue and bone injuries of an animal’s lower leg, . . . → Read More →
There are a number of reasons why your dog may need a wheelchair.
Whether it be as a result of a paralyzing injury, to assist with a decline in mobility caused by an illness, as a way to help him or her recover from surgery, or to use while receiving rehabilitative therapy. The Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair from HandicappedPetsCanada.com is the ideal dog wheelchair for all of these situations. It can be adjusted to fit any size dog and any level of mobility from partial to complete paralysis of the rear legs.
Quite often we are asked why the walkin . . . → Read More →
Even if you haven’t had a incident involving your pet of late, pet insurance has probably crossed your mind. And if you have, the bill for any non-routine care may have cost you anywhere from just a couple hundred dollars to well over a thousand.
You may have wondered why people have health insurance and most pets don’t, when the medical costs seem practically the same! And yet, navigating through the pages of fine print involved in pet insurance may have put you off. It is worth the money? What do insurers really cover? Do they even cover medical devices . . . → Read More →
Did you know that your ever faithful dog or cat is more than j
ust your life companion?
No? Well they are, and a lot more. They are your personal trainer, doctor, psychologist and your life coach, to list a just few of their talents, often called upon by you through out your time together.
People tend to connect with animals in deep, profound ways that positively affect their minds, bodies and souls. This connection dates back to early history, but it wasn’t until recently that a correlation was acknowledged between . . . → Read More →
Receiving great news from our Walkin Wheels friends is always the best part of this job. We just had great news about Chocolate, a sassy little dachshund who had a little trouble with her hind end and is now making a come back with the help of her new Walkin Wheels Mini Dog Cart.
This is the news we recieved:
“Hi, just wanted to thank you for the wonderful service. I am happy to tell you that Chocolate took to her mini- wheels
right away. She has gained enough strength in her hind end that she is able to do some walking without her chair.
She needs it for long . . . → Read More →
Most often we are approached by people who have recently and suddenly been faced with a situation that has left their loved companion either injured, paralyzed or handicapped due to a disease or medical complication.
They are often faced with having to educate themselves in a big hurry on whats available for their dog’s mobility options and a dog wheelchair or cart is definitely a great option in most cases.
Some carts require many measurements and can take weeks to arrive but when your dog needs one now the Walkin Wheels dog wheelchair is the cart most chosen as it only requires 1 measurement and custom fits . . . → Read More →
There was a day when, if a dog couldn’t walk, it meant the end of his or her life. Whether due to injury, disease, or unknown causes – sometimes even temporary ones — a handicapped dog could not survive without inflicting great hardships on the caretaker. Not anymore.
Extraordinary care such as hip replacement, spinal surgery, and more may be beyond the means of most, but another device, a dog wheelchair, is quickly becoming the economical solution of choice. These devices, first invented by Dr. Lincoln J. Parkes in 1981, have come a long way; from a cobbled-together mass of pipes and clamps to the new, . . . → Read More →
Whether to select a custom made dog cart or an adjustable dog wheelchair is one of the most frequently asked questions. This article gives you the information you need.
Dog wheelchairs have been around for 20 years. At first they were built for specific dogs by their owners or friends. Eventually they became more widespread and could be ordered by taking dozens of measurements, sending them to the builder, who would create a set of wheels for the dog in as little as a few weeks.
This is the way many industries begin, but the ‘custom made’ aspects of new products don’t last long. Soon the dog wheelchair industry became . . . → Read More →