Can Dogs Have Down Syndrome?

The short answer is no but it’s more complex than that. First, let’s explain why down syndrome in dogs isn’t possible. What is down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by abnormal cell division which results in a duplicate or partial copy of chromosome 21. Humans have 23 sets of chromosomes and dogsContinue reading “Can Dogs Have Down Syndrome?”

How To Treat  Luxating Patella In Dogs 

What is a luxating patella? Luxating patella is when your dog’s knee cap moves out of place from the groove where it should be. The patella (knee cap) sits in a groove made of cartilage at the end of the femur. When the muscle contracts it pulls on the tendon and the patella which extendsContinue reading “How To Treat  Luxating Patella In Dogs “

Luxating Patella In Dogs; What Is it?

A luxating patella is when your dog’s knee cap moves out of place from the groove where it should be. The patella (knee cap) sits in a groove made of cartilage at the end of the femur. When the muscle contracts it pulls on the tendon and the patella which extends the stifle joint. TheContinue reading “Luxating Patella In Dogs; What Is it?”

How To Reserve a Wheelchair At An Airport

Not everyone always needs to use a wheelchair, so it’s understandable if you don’t know how to reserve a wheelchair at an airport.  Sometimes you get hurt playing sports and it leaves you unable to walk for a short period of time. Maybe you are going on a trip and don’t want to take yourContinue reading “How To Reserve a Wheelchair At An Airport”

What is the Best Therapy Dog?

There is a reason dogs are humans best friend and it’s important to choose the best therapy dog for you. Research has shown that dogs offer a lot of benefits with people suffering from illness such as depression, anxiety, abnormal amount of stress or PTSD. There is a difference between a service dog and aContinue reading “What is the Best Therapy Dog?”

Wheelchair Friendly Beaches and Their Benefits

Have you ever tried walking on the beach? Anyone who has knows how difficult it is to walk in the sand. Now imagine you have a physical limitation and you are in a wheelchair. How would you get to experience the same joys as other beach goers? Your wheelchair would get stuck in the sand.Continue reading “Wheelchair Friendly Beaches and Their Benefits”