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…]
Marty is a survivor. His pet dad, Samuel, calls him his “little strongman” because when a ruptured disc in his spine led to paralysis, Marty refused to give up. The dog suffers from IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease), but with Samuel’s support Marty worked for months to keep his paralyzed hind limbs as strong as possible. Now nearly one year later, the paralyzed dog learned to Spinal Walk.
Samuel put together a video to document how far his mighty pup has come. He hopes Marty will serve as an inspiration to pet owners facing a similar situation with their dog. [Read more…]
Rehab exercises are important for dogs suffering from injuries or diseases of the spine. It keeps their bodies strong and their minds engaged in life. If there isn’t a canine physical therapy clinic in your area, there are simple dog rehab exercises you can do at home. Here is a video that will introduce you to dog rehab techniques. [Read more…]
Charlie Sparkle’s purpose in life is to make people happy. Born with Spina bifida, the 3-year-old English bulldog works his magic every week as a certified therapy dog in Logan, Utah. He scoots through the halls of the Sunshine Foundation’s Terrace Grove Assisted Living putting a smile on the faces of the residents. [Read more…]