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DIY Wheelchair Building Class Makes Pets Happy

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I came across a story this week about a group of pet owners in Bangkok, Thailand who are making the lives of handicapped dogs and cats better through a DIY wheelchair building class. The story put a huge smile on my face so I decided to share it with you. First here are a few facts about the

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#1 Fear of Special Needs Dogs on the Fourth of July

#1 fear of special needs dog fourth of july

A friend asked me if I was worried about the noise from fireworks for Bailey on her first Fourth of July celebration. I instinctively said she would be fine because my now 10 month-old puppy is extremely calm and laid-back. The comment, however, made me think about Sophie and how the noise from the fireworks

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Enjoying Your Reptile Pet #ReptileCare with petMD

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This post is sponsored by petMD Reptile Center, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. petMD® and PetSmart® are not responsible for the content of this article.

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Does Your Dog Or Cat Need To See A Chiropractor?

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Does your dog or cat need to see a Chiropractor?  I’ve always used Holistic medicine and Chiropractic care as an adjunct when the traditional veterinary treatments my dogs received weren’t doing everything I hoped. This has typically happened when we were facing life-threatening illnesses. My German shepherd, Bear, went when he was diagnosed with cancer,

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Choosing To Adopt A Paraplegic Dog

choosing to adopt a paraplegic dog

Wondering who the cool dog is in the movie star sunglasses? Her name is Megan and she is a paralyzed pup with a fascinating story to tell.  If you’re also wondering why Megan needs sunglasses; it’s to protect her eyes from the laser therapy she received, but I’ll get to that part later. Most of us who

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Abscess The Dangerous Complication Of Pressure Sores

abscess in dogs

If you’re the pet parent of a paralyzed dog, especially a big dog, you know the dangers of pressure sores (decubital ulcers).  They are sores or open areas that develop over bony pressure points. A dog that is paralyzed loses muscle mass and if they lie in one position for a long period of

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The Reality Of A Dog With FCE


Nutmeg is a friendly 4 year-old Dachshund/Terrier mix whose mom reached out to the readers of Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog for support while her dog recovers from a stroke. Nutmeg had a FCE spinal stroke that left her numb from her mid-back to her tail.

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Unchained Activism For Animals

When I started Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog one of my goals was to build an online community of support for pets with special needs. Little by little I’ve been hearing from pet parents and organizations who want to share their story about a specially-abled dog or cat. Last week Katherine Head, one of the

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Father’s Day Gifts For Rugged Pet Dads

Father's Day gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner and I found three of the coolest gifts for rugged sports minded Pet Dads. Men are so good at bonding with their four-legged buddies through exercise and recreational activities and these gifts will give your animal loving Pet Dad even more reason to spend time with his favorite

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