I am honored to announce that Rachele Baker, DVM nominated Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog for the Liebster Award. The award is a way for fellow bloggers to recognize blogs they enjoy. Thank you very much Rachele!
Can you guess why Onyx is standing on this big red ball? Take a minute….I’ll wait until you have an answer.
There is good news for animals suffering from orthopedic injuries, osteoarthritis and other diseases of the joints thanks to an extraordinary donation from billionaires John and Leslie Malone. The couple donated $42.5 million to Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
Winters are pretty mild in Las Vegas so when I see pictures on the evening news about ALL of the snow in other parts of the country, my heart goes out to the pet parents who face daily walks with their dogs. How do you do it?
Pet parents of handicapped dogs, like Hayden pictured above, are usually in worse shape, but this year they are saying, “Bring on those wintertime walks.”
Rickie Roo is a star in the world of dog agility competitions winning so many trophies and ribbons that it fills a room. Roo is also a star survivor of an eye disease called Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) that often leaves dogs blind. Despite her disability, the 7 year-old Rat Terrier qualified to compete in the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Master Agility Challenge event.
On December 20, 2014 a healthy and energetic four month-old Rottweiler/ Labrador mix named Bailey joined our family. She has been wonderful addition, but in the months leading up to her adoption a huge debate had been swirling inside my head. I worried if I should adopt another dog with special needs or one that is able-bodied. This story is how I made my decision to adopt not only a healthy dog, but my first puppy in twenty years.
This Wordless Wednesday is dedicated to puppy love because it’s close to Valentine’s Day and because I’ve fallen totally in love Bailey. It was a tough decision whether to adopt another special needs dog like Sophie or an able-bodied puppy.
I’ll be sharing why I picked a healthy dog in the next Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog. Would you choose to adopt a paralyzed dog?
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If you’ve been around special needs pets for a while you’ve have almost certainly heard of Eddie’s Wheels. The company has designed and manufactured more than 20,000 custom wheelchairs for disabled pets worldwide. Like most of us who are passionate about special needs pets, Ed and Leslie Grinnell were first introduced to dog carts after their Doberman, Buddha, got sick. Neither of the Grinnell’s knew this would lead to a new career that would make them the leader in custom built dog wheelchairs.
We have a winner of the soft, cozy cat mat Giveaway from Kool Kitty Toys.