Celebrate National Dog Day with a special musical video from Walkin’ Pets. Each year on August 26, National Dog Day salutes all dogs whether they are mixed breeds, pure breeds or special needs breeds. It is the only holiday that honors family dogs, says thank you to working dogs and calls attention to dogs waiting to be adopted. This year there is also a one-of-kind musical video that pays tribute to dogs in wheelchairs. [Read more…]
The 2016 Handicapped Pets Calendar Contest winners have been announced. [Read more…]
If you’re the pet parent of a paralyzed dog, especially a big dog, you know the dangers of pressure sores (decubital ulcers). They are sores or open areas that develop over bony pressure points. A dog that is paralyzed loses muscle mass and if they lie in one position for a long period of time the blood supply to the area is cut off causing damage and sores to the skin. This weekend I learned about abscess, the dangerous complication of pressure sores when my dog Cody had to be hospitalized for one.
Igi the bomb sniffing dog says hi from his new home and role as a family pet. Because so many people were concerned about the disabled dog who had to retire after he suffered four ruptured discs, I thought you might like an update about how he is doing.
I am reaching out once again to readers to help Lexie, the paralyzed dog pictured above, find a new family before she arrives in the United States next month in June.
Traveling from Mozambique, Africa to the U.S is a long trip for anyone to make, but Lexie is ready to take that flight so she can start a new life. Lexie is a street dog who was the victim of a drunk driver that left her hind end paralyzed. The organization that rescued her has made arrangements for the dog to fly to the U.S. in June, but they are asking for our help to find an adopted home before she arrives.