We have a winner of the soft, cozy cat mat Giveaway from Kool Kitty Toys.
Kool Kitty Toys is all about fun, exercise and entertainment for your cat while giving back to the community in a big way. This company is so full of community spirit; I’m having a hard time deciding which of their goals to talk about first.
Life has not been kind to a very sweet little paralyzed puppy named Missy. She and her littermates we born in a junkyard in South Phoenix and just when they were rescued and settling into their foster home, a larger puppy played too rough with Missy and injured her spine.
Missy cannot use her hind legs and she desperately needs to be seen by a specialist. Arf-Anage Dog Rescue is raising funds so little Missy can get a complete workup and diagnosis from a canine neurologist.
Hoops is a very unusual name for a tiny 4 1/2lb. Chihuahua, but her foster mom Jennifer Terrana thought it was perfect for a dog that can only walk in circles. Somewhere in her past, Hoops suffered a blow to the head that left her with neurological damage and unable to hear. The little dog was rescued from the city animal shelter in my hometown, Las Vegas, NV.
After a year of vague digestive symptoms that went from mild to severe and many rounds of tests Cody, my 11 year-old Shepherd/Collie mix was diagnosed with IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease). IBD happens when the lining of a dog’s small or large intestine becomes overloaded with inflammatory cells. Dogs with the disease have loose watery stools, chronic weight-loss and malabsorption of nutrients.
Cody is on a wide array of very strong medications and he was prescribed a restricted diet that I am cooking for him. One of the ingredients I am supposed to add to his diet is essential fatty acids so I was very excited when Marvelous Products asked Cody to review Benecoat.
We have a winner of our latest Book Giveaway, Through Frankie’s Eyes, the inspiring memoir by Barbara Techel about her paralyzed Dachshund.
At Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog I spend a lot of time sharing stories that celebrate the accomplishments of special needs pets and the guardians who help them. Today I want to share a story that was told to me by Tammy Stay who has been in a wheelchair for more than 20 years and how her able-bodied dog Sadie changed the life.
Big news came out this week from North Carolina State University when a paralyzed dog walked on a treadmill following a clinical trial. The NCSU study tried to get paraplegic dogs walking again with the help of two medications. It’s the kind of news that made me wish I lived closer to North Carolina.
How often do pet parents get the chance to ask questions about their pet’s health from world renowned experts? Well on Saturday, January 17, you’ll have the chance to ask those questions and learn from the best at the Virtual Pet Congress.