The complete title of this story is: 3 Medical Conditions Every Pet Owner Should Know and The Miracle Treatments/Research To Cure Them, but it was way too long. One of the goals of Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog is to share information about diseases and conditions that leave pets paralyzed, partially immobile or with neurological problems and the modern advances to cure them. Today I’m sharing three that readers found most interesting.
Should your dog have Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy has been on the radar of treatments for dogs with arthritis for the past few years, but the procedure also greatly benefits pets with fractures, trauma and post-surgical wounds, chronic ear infections, bladder infections and much more. Cold laser therapy works by beaming photons into a pet’s skin that increases the healing process. Read more about laser therapy here….
Have you heard of Canine Valley Fever?
Valley Fever is a type of fungus that loves to grow in the dry and dusty soil of the Southwest. It can be life-threatening if it isn’t diagnosed early. Pet owners should be aware of the symptoms of Valley Fever and how it can be cured. Our story shares how a 7-lb. toy poodle named Rudy inhaled the tiny spores from this fungus and is battling a neurological complication of this disease.
Did you know French bulldogs are prone to a congenital spinal disease?
French bulldogs are often called the little comedians of the dog world, but nothing is funny about the inherited spinal problem they may carry in their DNA. Researchers at UC Davis Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials are trying to find the gene responsible for this painful condition. Once the gene is identified they plan to work with breeders to stop passing it to future generations. Read more about the study here…..