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…]
Animal lovers in Juniata County, PA are pulling together because a paralyzed Labrador/ Great Dane puppy needs a miracle. I hope you’ll join their effort by sharing Wyatt’s story. The ordeal began on January 7 when State police were called about a young dog lying on the side of a road. Officials think Wyatt was hit by a car. They transported him to a local veterinary hospital where it was discovered the 55 pound puppy had multiple fractures in his spine.
One Dog At A Time rescue came forward to care for Wyatt. They are hopeful he will walk again if he can be examined by a veterinary Neurologist. [Read more…]
In January 2015 I posted a story that was big news for paralyzed dogs. North Carolina State University had just released a video of a paraplegic pug taking steps on a treadmill. The dog had taken part in a clinical trial run by Dr. Natasha Olby, professor of neurology at NCSU. Now in January 2017, I am excited to announce that Dr. Olby is continuing her Canine Spinal Cord Injury Program. NCSU is recruiting paralyzed dogs for their clinical trial. Enrollment in Part Two of this groundbreaking study starts February 3, 2017.
The trial is brief. It only requires dogs to be at NCSU for two days. If you are the pet parent of a paralyzed dog, I strongly encourage you to enroll. It might make a world of difference to your dog and it will be a game-changer for future paraplegic pets and people. [Read more…]
I hope 2017 brings health, happiness and peace to your life. Here at Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog, 2016 has been another year of growth. The little blog I started three years ago, is becoming a “go to” resource for owners of paraplegic pets. Every week I hear from pet parents who have questions about their newly diagnosed paralyzed dog or cat. It gives me great joy to ease their worries by directing them to stories I have posted on this blog that can help.
Some of those stories became pretty popular this year. I think it’s because they were the ones that benefitted readers the most. So here is your chance to get caught up on those posts or refresh your memory if you happened catch them when they first appeared. [Read more…]