Happy Halloween from Sophie and Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog. This is our first piece of artwork. What do you think?
Canine physical therapy is a great resource for dogs and their owners. These specialists offer treatment to dogs recovering from spinal and orthopedic surgeries and dogs with back injuries, arthritis, paralysis and other neurological problems. Canine PT is a partnership so I recently asked pet owners to give their best tips for canine physical therapists.
Here are their recommendations:
Last year a neighbor called me because she found the metal pet ID tag for my dog Shadow lying on the sidewalk. The tag had broken apart while we were taking a walk and I didn’t notice it was missing. This might sound silly, but discovering that Shadow’s ID tag was gone was as upsetting to me as losing my cell phone. I consider having a pet tag as my first line of defense to keep my dogs safe so I was very interested when Dura-tag™ asked me to try their new personalized photo pet tags.
The dog wheelchair has given the gift of mobility to dogs and other pets that would have been left helpless because of paralysis, disease, old age and injuries. Popularity of the carts is growing so I thought it was the perfect time to share a review of the top models.
Adopting a paralyzed dog or cat isn’t the right choice for every pet owner, but if you decide to go for it, the experience can be life-changing.
I always tell people that my world turned upside down when Sophie became paralyzed, but when I was recently asked to describe a typical day I realized that living with a special needs pet just took organization. Here are tips that helped me with my “specially-abled” little girl.
Blog stories are usually posted from an editorial calendar, but every once in a while a great story comes into your life that can’t wait for a vacant slot on a calendar. Peaches and The Mia Foundation is one of those stories.
I met Laura Love after I read her interview in a local news story. She said a veterinarian told her to euthanize Faith, the paralyzed dog she rescued because the dog would never have a good quality life. The quote reminded me of a similar conversation I had with my vet when Sophie got sick so I called her to discuss the experience.
Needless to say, Laura ignored the advice and Faith had many happy years. Today Laura has 16 special-abled dogs and together they open hearts and teach people to never give up.
I’m excited to reveal our latest Giveaway from the environmentally conscious company, Flush Doggy™. Four lucky readers will each receive a package of 20 eco-friendly flushable dog poop bags. Yes, you read that sentence right, Flush Doggy™ is “Saving our planet, one poop at a time” with their unique bags.
Have you heard the term Spinal Walking or Spinal Reflex Walking? It’s kind of a miracle way to walk that some dogs with severe spinal cord injuries learn even though their legs can’t communicate with their brain.
Lucy was abandoned at veterinarian’s office last June after her owners were told about the cost of a surgery needed to fix her paralyzed legs. The 10 year-old dog was paralyzed from the waist down and unable to use her back legs.