Let me start out by saying this story shouldn’t be read by anyone with a weak stomach or anyone who has never changed a diaper. Because this post deals with doggie poop! As you’ve probably (hopefully) read in earlier Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog stories, when our dog Sophie became paralyzed she also became incontinent.
At first, her bladder leaked so Ken (husband) and I used doggie diapers. Later in Sophie’s disease, her body went in almost the opposite direction turning her muscles to concrete. That’s when we threw out the diapers and learned how to push on her bladder to express it. Even our veterinarian was perplexed by the restrictive nature of her bladder. I remember being told that most paralyzed dogs had weak muscles and leaked urine.
That said, no matter what your situation is you should keep in mind Lesson 13: If you have a paralyzed dog there WILL be 2am showers. [Read more…]