our mini dauchshund, Lucky Boy (4 and 1/2 years old), just had surgery for a ruptured disc by a neurologist vet a week and a half ago. He is healing well, is on meds, crate rest, is eating, drinking water, peeing whenever and pooping once a day. He became paralyzed on Monday, June 26th. We took him to our vet who then sent us to a specialist because she told us the surgery has to be preformed quickly if it is going to work well. I have purchased doggie pads from our local Walmart to use as a liner under him to catch urine when he goes. It works well. We change it often so he isn't uncomfortable (he doesn't like to be wet with urine and is constantly liking himself or the cloth he is lying on. The pad draws the fluid away so today I will be trying to let him lay only on the pad. Hopefully he won't try to rip up the doggie pad (he did this the first night that is why I have been putting a towel/cloth over it). Oh yes, he likes to be rinsed off in the wash sink with the sprayer. This has really helped make him comfortable,stop him from itching, and helped promote the healing process of his back surgery.
I want to Thank you for this website because seeing the pictures of other disabled pets and hearing about other dauchunds with similiar problems makes it easier to know we are not alone out here. I'll keep you all in my prayers and hope you do the same for our Lucky Boy. He sure is a character and has a great personality.
Marcy/ Mom of Lucky Boy and Cutzy Pye(female mini dauchshund)