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by CarolC
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Paralyzed dog with FCE
Replies: 45
Views: 5918

Re: Paralyzed dog with FCE

Wow! Has it really been 2 years?? I guess it has. I am glad you guys have a routine that works for you. I used a 7' long hand crocheted winter neck scarf to walk my paralyzed chihuahua. We probably put 500 miles on that scarf during the 9 months before she could walk, I think I figured it out one ti...
by CarolC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: DM
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: DM

Hi sharencohen, :gang: Your post reminded me of someone else with a DM shepherd and a similar harness. Have you seen the videos by raksha76? Her dog is named Blondie. She did a couple of videos demonstrating expressing her dog's bladder. I don't know if you have started expressing yet. Basically, yo...
by CarolC
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Help please - Neurological Disorder since 15 weeks old
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Help please - Neurological Disorder since 15 weeks old

I really don't know if the information will be of any help, but I do understand the situation of trying to do the best for a special needs pet with no road map and not enough information. I always feel bad when I see someone going to the vet repeatedly and still not getting what they need for their ...
by CarolC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Sportmix dog AND cat food recall
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Sportmix dog AND cat food recall

Me neither, but I looked it up and they sell it on Chewy and Walmart. :shock:
by CarolC
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Help please - Neurological Disorder since 15 weeks old
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Help please - Neurological Disorder since 15 weeks old

:banner: Hi there, replying in blue. When we first picked up George from a family a few hours from our home he was 10 weeks old and we were pretty naive on how puppies behave when you first get them so we thought that our new pup wanting to be on the floor of the car was a normal thing. We soon lear...
by CarolC
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Partial paralysis
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Partial paralysis

In spite of what the vet said, it should not be impossible to empty the bladder even if he is large and even if he has partial control. However in this situation, it would be easier if you could just catheterize him at home. The vet you saw at the evening clinic seemed the most helpful. Do you think...
by CarolC
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Amputation
Topic: Older dog post amputation
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Older dog post amputation

Hi Roseboys3, A dog normally carries more weight on the front legs than the hind legs, about 60/40, and dogs usually do fine on 3 legs. I don't think there has been a large breed senior amputee here recently, but you could try posting a reply in any topic on the forum, and if the person who posted t...
by CarolC
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Confused koala ends up in Australian family's Christmas tree
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Confused koala ends up in Australian family's Christmas tree

Oh, wow, perfect timing! I love the way that lady was so nice. She keeps saying "Don't worry about the tree". And those rescue people were perfect, weren't they? They even named the koala Daphne. :D A real happy ending!
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by CarolC
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: DIY Forum
Topic: How to make a homemade dog hip brace
Replies: 2
Views: 307

How to make a homemade dog hip brace

I saved this article, How to make a homemade dog hip brace (canine hip displaysia) , when it was still on the Internet. It is on archive.org but they only archived the instructions, not the photos. Here is a link to the instructions, and attached are the photos saved 7/13/09 ( click to enlarge ). ht...
by CarolC
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: DIY Forum
Topic: Make a human treadmill into a dog treadmill
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Make a human treadmill into a dog treadmill

Updated link:
https://www.ivis.org/library/braunds-cl ... ent/canine

The article shows this DIY support frame for a dog to use a treadmill.

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by CarolC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Senior Pets
Topic: Olive and her baby food table
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Olive and her baby food table

The table needed one more thing. When she stood at the table to eat, her feet were sliding out sideways on the washable fleece potty pad. I have a bathmat (that I bought for the cat), and the bottom is rubberized. So I gave the kitty a thick blanket instead, and put the mat in front of the baby food...
by CarolC
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Feeling guilty about my pup
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Feeling guilty about my pup

Good deal! I *love* the descrption of the interactions between Alfie and your son. It sounds like your son and Alfie have an understanding already. That is precious. Hopefully the playpen idea will work. I don't know what I would have done without a playpen. If you've got a dog that's small enough s...
by CarolC
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Feeling guilty about my pup
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Feeling guilty about my pup

:welcomeback: I don't think you should feel bad. I really don't. This is a completely normal situation with a new baby. There are quite a few children's books about a new baby in the house, told from the perspective of the family dog who was there first. It's a universal dog problem, not just a disa...
by CarolC
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Senior Pets
Topic: Olive and her baby food table
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Olive and her baby food table

Today I made Olive an additional table for her baby food that comes in a jar . The jar table has 2 parts. There's the table itself, with a hole in it to place the jar, and then there's a shorter "table" that fits underneath, so the jar has something to rest on without going all the way down. Why doe...
by CarolC
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: When I Syringe Feed Paralyzed Dog, She Gags. What do I do?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: When I Syringe Feed Paralyzed Dog, She Gags. What do I do?

I agree that's physical, not emotional. It sounds like your vet is no help, and you need another vet. Maybe you have another vet you have gone to before? Or maybe you have a friend who can recommend a good vet? Tomorrow is Sunday and we're in the middle of a pandemic (depending on where you live) so...