If you have a paralyzed dog you are probably familiar with the Pinch Test. It is part of a veterinary neurological exam that determines whether or not your pet has any Deep Pain Sensation. The test consists of a veterinarian grabbing hold of your pup’s paralyzed limb and firmly pinching the toes and the skin between them.
Sophie had quite a few pinch tests over the course of her illness from each veterinary specialist we saw. The goal behind the test is to see how your fur kid reacts to a painful sensation in a sensitive part of their body.
No one wants to see their dog in pain, but believe me when I say the pinch test is an unpleasant experience you hope your pet will feel.