Urgent: Disabled Bomb Sniffing Dog Needs A Home

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I am reaching out to readers today to help Igi, the beautiful boy pictured above. Igi worked alongside his handler at O’Hare International Airport for five years as bomb sniffing dog until he needed surgery for a spinal condition. His handler contacted Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog because he has one month to find a new home for the dog.

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Product Review: FURminator Dual Brush For Dogs

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This is the second month Cody and Bailey are reviewing a product for Chewy.com. They are taking their job as Spokesdog very seriously so when the FURminator® Dual Brush For Dogs arrived at our house they decided to put it through a rigorous challenge. That meant testing the brush after a shower to see how it handled wet fur and a heavy undercoat. Thank you Chewy.com; this is the first time my dogs ever asked to be bathed. Here is their review.

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WW: Balance IT The Veterinarian’s Secret Website

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Do you know about the Balance IT website? It was developed by veterinarians from UC Davis and it’s an absolute Godsend for those of us who prepare homemade food for our dogs and cats. I was just introduced to the site by the veterinary specialist who takes care of Cody’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The website made me so hopeful that we will be able to turn Cody’s problem around that I wanted to share it with you.

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Stray Dachshund Gets Donated Dog Wheelchair

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Two weeks ago life was very different for a stray paralyzed 8 year-old Dachshund named Keebler. He was trying to survive on his own in Nashua, New Hampshire dragging himself along the street. Someone noticed the little dog and took him to the local Humane Society where Keebler’s life suddenly got much, much better.

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Take The Pet First Aid Awareness Month Quiz

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April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month sponsored by the American Red Cross. Learning first aid and what to do in an emergency situation with your cat or dog is important for all pet parents, but for those of us with animals that have special needs it is absolutely vital information to know. Test your knowledge about pet first aid by taking the short quiz below to see how you would handle typical emergency situations.

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Review And Giveaway From Pet Botanics Dog Singers

 

 

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When Pet Botanics asked me to write a review, I thought it must be for their grain-free dog food that’s full of botanical antioxidants. Then I found out the review was for their K-9 acapella singing group called the “BotaniFits,” which is a band of rescue dogs who are introducing their first video. That’s when I decided to read more about this fun-loving and health conscious company.

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The Right Way To Lift A Dog With Spinal Problems

 

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I’ve written a lot about using a harness, dog wheelchair, cart and stroller to move a dog with a spinal condition or injury from one point to another, but no matter how many devices you have there will be times when you have to manually lift or carry your disabled dog by hand. When those times happen pet owners need to be aware of the important Dos and Don’ts of lifting so they can protect their dog’s spine.

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A Bond That Can’t Be Broken

 

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I can’t tell you how happy it makes me when a pet parent shares their personal story on the blog. You never know who will benefit from reading the story or how many pets with special needs will be helped. Luanne Pelletier contacted me with a question about Sandy her beautiful 16 year-old dog who has extreme muscle weakness and recently lost her ability to walk. The conversation led to this honest interview about Luanne’s human / animal bond with Sandy – a bond that can’t be broken.

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WW: Wheelchairs For Paralyzed Baby Goats

Happy April Fool’s Wordless Wednesday!   After reading the title of this story you probably think it’s an April Fool’s Day prank, but I promise the story is 100% true. 

Twin baby goats, Aldo and Wanda, were born on January 25 to the Petersen family in Kilauea, Hawaii. Everything about the goats looked normal, but 8 hours after their birth the babies started to have  problems.  Here’s a video that explains what happened.

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