Performance Dog Wheelchairs Blogs

How To Bond With Your Dog

Bonding with a puppy can be easier than how to bond with your rescue dog. You don't necessarily know what your rescue dog's previous life was like. They may have experienced trauma and have anxiety. Some dogs will be easier to bond with than others, no matter the situation. There is no one best way to bond with your dog. It will take some time to develop a bond and  learn what they like and don't like.  Top Ways To Bond With Your Dog Consistent Rules Do not have your dog sleep in your bed sometimes and other times no....

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Wheelchair For Dachshund Dogs; What Makes These Great

This is a dachshund sitting in a chair. This is not a wheelchair for dachshund dogs. :-)  However, we do have weiner dog wheelchairs. Actually they are for all breeds and sizes of dogs since they are fully adjustable for both height, length and width. Our dog wheelchairs are designed and tested by a K9 Orthopedic Surgeon. Only one simple measurement is needed to choose the right size.  Two Support Harnesses All of our dog wheelchairs come with a rear comfort harness and a rear performance harness. We recommend you use the rear comfort harness to start which provides more...

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What Health Problems Do Corgis Have?

Corgis are a friendly dog and popular due to their personalities. There are a few health concerns you should be aware of before one joins your family. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a tail, their feet are round and curve outwards. They are larger than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi which has a bobbed tail.    Corgi Back Problems And Mobility Issues Corgis have long torsos and short legs just like Dachshunds. Which is why both suffer from many of the conditions.  Hip Dysplasia Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) Arthritis Herniated discs Overweight  What Other Health Issues Do Corgis...

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Cerebellar Hypoplasia vs Cerebellar Degeneration In Dogs

The main difference between cerebellar hypoplasia and cerebellar degeneration also called cerebellar cortical degeneration (CCD) or cerebellar abiotrophy is that cerebellar hypoplasia is not degenerative. Both neurological conditions are inherited but cerebellar degeneration does progress overtime. Cerebellar hypoplasia happens when a dog is born with an underdeveloped cerebellum. CCD causes the cells in the cerebellum to gradually die off.  Symptoms Common To Both Cerebellar Hypoplasia and Cerebellar Degeneration Abnormal gait Widened stance Lack of coordination  Swaying from side to side Tilted head Diagnosing These Conditions If you notice any of these symptoms you need to take your dog to the...

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How To Care For a Deaf Dog; Things You Should Know

Deafness in your dog can be either partial or complete hearing loss and can be temporary or permanent. This can be in one or both ears which is called unilaterally deaf or bilaterally deaf. 89 breeds of dogs have been identified to have congenital birth defects. 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in one or both ears. Other breeds that are at high risk include the Bull Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, English Setter, Australian Cattle Dog, Catahoula Leopard Dog, and Whippets.   What Causes Deafness In Dogs? Accumulation of earwax Untreated or chronic ear infections Injury Tumors Congenital birth defects  Hereditary...

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