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by Courtneycp
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Urgent Rescue
Topic: Foster or Home Needed: Alfredo, Paralyzed in Back Legs
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Foster or Home Needed: Alfredo, Paralyzed in Back Legs

Hi! I rescued my handicapped pup from a rescue who has another pup who needs a home. The rescue brought the pup to NYC after they vetted a possible forever home for him, but they found out some undisclosed information that makes them ineligible to adopt. Right now, he is in a temporary foster home b...
by Courtneycp
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Walkin' Wheels Dog Wheelchair Support
Topic: Tips on Getting Dog Used to WheelChair + Fit Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Tips on Getting Dog Used to WheelChair + Fit Tips

Hi! I am a 3-month owner of a mini poodle paralyzed in her back 2 legs. She was paralyzed by injury. We have the small rear wheelchair and I can't seem to get her to love it. She definitely is okay in it, but I just want her to LOVE it and be able to move around as effortlessly as possible. She seem...
by Courtneycp
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Ideas for Fidgety Dog During Diaper Changing/Expressing??
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Ideas for Fidgety Dog During Diaper Changing/Expressing??

I think that invention is a great idea. I may try to make one myself. I tried holding her like the first image, but she is quite larger that that dog so it didn't work well. She's about 14 lbs, but she's lost a lot of muscle weight in her back legs since her injury a couple years ago so she's actual...
by Courtneycp
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Ideas for Fidgety Dog During Diaper Changing/Expressing??
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Ideas for Fidgety Dog During Diaper Changing/Expressing??

Hi! A little background - I have had my paralyzed mini-poodle for about a month now. She can push out poo and pee, but it also leaks so we have her in diapers/diaper covers. I bathe her back-side daily to prevent UTIs and any skin problems. My husband and I have mastered her bathroom time when it is...
by Courtneycp
Wed May 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Mobility: Hips, Legs, Joint Problems
Topic: Foster w back leg paralysis - need advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Foster w back leg paralysis - need advice!

Thank you so much for sharing that video! I did that with her this morning and its worked great. No poops in her diaper so far today. How many times a day do you do it?
by Courtneycp
Tue May 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Incontinent Foster Pup can Push Out Pee on Own
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Incontinent Foster Pup can Push Out Pee on Own

Thanks! I tried to express her afterwards because I did speculate she wasn’t fully emptying it. It didn’t work. Probably because I have never done it successfully so I’m not used to it. She pushes about 4-5 times until it’s just little drops left. I’m thinking once we save some more money that we’ll...
by Courtneycp
Tue May 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Incontinent Foster Pup can Push Out Pee on Own
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Incontinent Foster Pup can Push Out Pee on Own

Hi! I am fostering (possibly adopting) a foster mini-poodle from Greece who was hit by a car. She is paralyzed in her hind legs and incontinent. I was taught how to express her by our vet. When I went to do it for the first time, I held her standing over a training pad and she started pushing her ow...
by Courtneycp
Tue May 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Mobility: Hips, Legs, Joint Problems
Topic: Foster w back leg paralysis - need advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Foster w back leg paralysis - need advice!

Thank you both so much for your help! We're a week in now and doing better. I should have posted to the neurology board - sorry about that! She weighs 14 lbs and they estimate she is between 2-4 years old. Diapers Turning the diaper backwards was a LIFESAVER. Fits so much better. We've been using ba...
by Courtneycp
Tue May 14, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Mobility: Hips, Legs, Joint Problems
Topic: Foster w back leg paralysis - need advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Foster w back leg paralysis - need advice!

Hi! I just picked up a foster that came over from Greece. She was previously hit by a car so had no use of her back legs. It’s only been 5 hours and I’m completely overwhelmed. Because her previous foster only spoke Greek I know very little about the dogs experience w care. Can anyone help on a coup...