Jennifer Garrison was researching the crazy phenomenon of Spinal Walking for her paralyzed puppy Scooter when she came across an article on Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog. She and her husband adopted Scooter after he was hit by a car and left with a severed spine. Since joining the Garrison family, the little dog’s gained the ability to walk short distances even though he has no feeling in his hind legs. His neurologist attributes this miracle to spinal walking. Jennifer agreed to share Scooter’s story so other pet families can learn about this rare occurrence.
Stories of amazing pets who have suffered a handicap or disability or paralysis.
When life hands you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade. It’s a great analogy for making the best out of a bad situation. But sometimes, when you’re forced to make lemonade, you find out you’re actually phenomenal at making life-changing lemonade. For one pup named Sadie and her owner Joal, that’s exactly what happened. Sadie, a paralyzed dog’s tale of hope and inspiration turned a tragic event into a worldwide mission.
That’s why I wanted to share this story from one member of the disabled pet community. Sadie’s story shows that life doesn’t end just because you can’t walk. Instead, it can open the opportunity to make life better for others. [Read more…]
A reader named Sally recently reached out to me to talk about her dachshund, Penny. Sally and Penny were dealing with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), a common condition among dachshunds. But for Sally, some of the resources recommended by the veterinary community to treat this disease were not available. Despite the challenges, the duo managed to overcome major hurdles. Their tale is a fantastic reminder that sometimes you can do more with less to help your dog lead their best life.
I absolutely had to share Sally and Penny’s story. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. [Read more…]
Choosing a Halloween costume for an able-bodied dog is a fun project. There are so many cute selections. But it gets a little more complicated to find perfect Halloween costumes for dogs in wheelchairs. They need a design that won’t cause them to lose their balance, obstruct their vision or keep them from moving freely in their cart.
So, if you’re planning to take your disabled dog trick-or-treating this year, we’ve got adorable costumes ideas that will keep them safe as well. [Read more…]
If you’re a fan of Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet you’re going to love this news. The 2019 season of the popular Animal Planet show will feature Watson the paralyzed dog. This good-natured Puggle was saved by Dr. Jeff after a tragedy left him unable to walk.
Because Watson is such a charming little guy, he’ll be featured in three different episodes. You can watch the first part of Watson’s journey on Saturday, June 1 and then see rest of his story on June 21 and on July 27.
According to my sources, Dr. Jeff has never had the same dog on multiple episodes of his show. But Watson’s story is so intriguing, this wheelchair Puggle is setting a new standard. [Read more…]