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Cart Fittings

The Tampa Bay K9 Rehabilitation Center is happy to help you measure and fit your dog for a canine orthotic cart.

Every pet owner wants their animal to enjoy a long, happy, and active life. Unfortunately, there are diseases and conditions, as well as injuries, that can interfere with this desire. The good news is that just as we have made adaptations to help temporarily or permanently disabled people to live a normal day-to-day life, animal experts have also found ways to support animals with musculoskeletal issues so that they can experience a good quality of life.

Pet orthotics refers to the use of orthotic devices for animals. These are designed specifically for supporting animals with, or correcting, musculoskeletal or body deformities or abnormalities that otherwise affect your pet’s ability to live life to the fullest. 


Canine carts, also known as dog wheelchairs, are a fantastic invention that works in a very similar way to human wheelchairs. Canine carts can support dogs who have a range of mobility issues, caused by illness, injury, or simply old age. Their exact design can vary, and which will suit your pet will depend on the issues that they have. However, they are all designed to keep dogs mobile and able to stand, walk, and even run and play, drastically improving their quality of life. 

Some of the reasons why owners seek a cart for their dog is to help overcome issues such as:

  • Severe hip dysplasia

  • Arthritis

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Spinal problems

  • Amputations

  • Neurological issues

  • Paralysis 

If you think that your dog may benefit from any of the following, speak to your veterinarian in St. Petersburg, FL for further advice and support.