Those booties are useful but constantly fall off. Someone posted that they used vetwrap around the top to keep them up which would probably work well....I ended up just buying her a different set of boots that have 2 velcro straps at the top. Those are heavier (which makes her walk weird and drag that weak front leg more) and stay on well, so she wears them from when I get home from work in the evenings until bedtime, then just for potty time in the morning.....only on her weak side. She still stays in her kiddie pool as once I moved it out and just had her in a pen, she moved it and then pooped on the floor. grrrrrr......so I ended up cutting a path out of the kiddie pool (since she cannot jump in and out) and she can now walk in and out and requires no picking up at all, unless I want to take her out into the big yard. She will probably never be "Normal" but is perfectly happy....as evidenced by the video below.https://youtu.be/cF8VfWCJcLc
The vet recommended no pressure on her neck, which makes sense, but I need a way to keep ID tags on her and hate to leave her in a harness all the time since she would be laying on straps and buckles and that seems lik eit would be uncomfortable. So I bought her a quick release collar, which should break away if someone grabbed it with any force.....and had a custom sleeve made to fit over it that says "SPINAL INJURY - DO NOT PULL" to hopefully keep people from grabbing it in the first place. See below.
After 3 months of her recovery I did finally do the inevitable.....and hurt my back picking her up. The only way to get her out to the big yard is up and down those 8 steps, which requires picking her up....apparently I picked her up wrong. Wont' be doing that again any time soon. Fortunately I am getting ready to put my house up for sale and buy a new house elsewhere, so have been making sure that any of the new houses I look at are "handicapped-dog" accessible. Imagine me at an open house telling the realtor that the house has too many stairs for my handicapped dog. LOL. Yep, that exact scenario has happened.
But she is happy and that is all that matters!