Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive neurologic disease in dogs that is caused by a degeneration of the spinal cord. Dogs diagnosed with the condition typically pass away after 2-3 years. Many times the warning signs that something is wrong with your dog go unnoticed. But thanks to a German shepherd named Roscoe and his generous family, we are able to share the early stages of Degenerative Myelopathy in dogs video. It is the best video I have seen about this terrible disease. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever felt like you don’t have what it takes to be a good caregiver for your paralyzed dog, you need to watch this video. Tracey Fowler has 7 rescue dogs and 4 of them are in wheelchairs. Her motto is, “You never know what you can do until you try.”
Tracey is a regular pet mom who has become a role-model in the world of paralyzed dogs. Her story started the same way as most of us, when her treasured German shepherd dog, Hayden, became paralyzed. [Read more…]
One in five dogs will develop arthritis during their lifetime. The condition causes chronic joint inflammation, pain, stiffness and swelling. There is no cure for the disease, but below is a video I put together with 4 easy ways to slow the effects of arthritis in dogs. [Read more…]
I found this story on the Walkin’ Pets blog and couldn’t resist sharing it. The pet wheelchair company showed how a disabled toddler and dog are beating their mobility challenges. The introduction of little Lorelai, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, to a paralyzed dog named Oscar is precious. [Read more…]
This week I accomplished a goal that I have wanted to tackle for a long time. I put together an instructional video on How To Express An Incontinent Dog’s Bladder.
It’s a project that has been nagging at me to do, but one that I have been nervous about implementing. After all, if you search YouTube you’ll find lots of videos on the subject. And most of those videos were created by veterinary professionals. So, one part of me kept saying, pet owners have plenty of resources, and another part of me wanted to explain the technique of expressing in my own words.
Learning how to express an incontinent dog’s bladder is important to me. It is the best way to keep your paralyzed dog healthy and comfortable. [Read more…]