Since starting Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog exactly 3 years ago this month, I have learned there are many, many, many ways for pets to lose their ability to walk. I’m contacted on a regular basis by owners who share stories about the unique ways their dog or cat has become paralyzed. Katherine is a pet mom who wrote to me several months ago asking about daily care suggestions for her chihuahua, Speckles.
Their story is about the times when routine veterinary care goes wrong. Speckles could not move soon after receiving a broad spectrum topical treatment for heartworm disease, fleas and intestinal parasites. [Read more…]