Performance Dog Wheelchairs Articles

The SitGo Dog Wheelchair, How Does It Work?

The SitGo Dog Wheelchair is truly one of a kind. It is the only dog wheelchair on the market that allows your dog to go from standing to sitting or lying with ease. What is truly remarkable is that your dog is able to do this on their own. How is this possible? It is with the patented revolutionary self-actuating function. It is a spring tension system that allows dogs with bad back legs to transition from standing, to sitting or lying smoothly. What takes place is your dog moves backward in the dog wheelchair pushing the left and right...

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Your Check List For Choosing An Orthopedic Dog Bed

Choosing a quality orthopedic dog bed is important. Sleep is one of the most important things for anybody to maintain good health. Not only older dogs, but also dogs with mobility issues including those that use wheels for handicapped dogs benefit from an orthopedic dog bed. Below are important things to consider before making your purchase so your dog will have reduced pain and increased comfort while sleeping. Easy to wash Some orthopedic dog beds are made from materials that don’t with stand wear and tear very easily. You want the material to be comfortable, but durable. Choosing a removable...

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Understanding Epilepsy In Dogs

  What is epilepsy in dogs? Epilepsy in dogs is also referred to as a seizure. Some people also refer to it as a convulsion or fit. It is one of the most common neurological conditions in dogs. It is a temporary involuntary disturbance of normal brain function which usually causes uncontrollable muscle activity. What causes epilepsy in dogs? The most common cause is an inherited disorder called idiopathic epilepsy. Liver disease, kidney failure, brain tumors, brain trauma or toxins can also be the cause. Are there different types of seizures in dogs? Yes, there are four types: Grand Mal...

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Why You Should Get a Dog DNA Test

So, you adopted a dog and you were told he was a Lasa Apso mix. Wait a minute, how do you know he’s not a Shih Tzu mix? You don’t know for sure unless you get a dog DNA test. The idea of not knowing for sure what bread your dog is drives you crazy. Does your wandering mind keep you up at night wonder what possible breeds produced such a beautiful mix of hair colors? You are sick of people asking you what breed is your dog. It sucks having to start your reply with “well he’s adopted and...

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Dog Wheelchairs; Common Misconceptions Explained

Misconception #1: Very few breeds of dogs ever need a dog wheelchair. Every breed of dog could end up needing a dog wheelchair due to an injury such as jumping off the bed. There are common breeds of dogs such as a Dachshund that is prone to back problems. A larger breed of dog like a Golden Retriever would be more prone to hip dysplasia, since it is more common in larger dogs. Misconception #2: If you have a big dog they won’t use a dog wheelchair. This is not true. All breeds of dogs even large breeds such as...

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