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by CarolC
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 17
Views: 143

Re: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs

Dianne used music therapy with her doxie, Schnitzel, too. That's cute about how he has his own fan. :) I have a Yorkie mix that seems to settle better with something blowing on her, too, which always seems strange to me because I don't like something blowing right on me but I guess dogs are differen...
by CarolC
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 17
Views: 143

Re: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs

I wouldn't be here if I did I think to myself Exactly! :wink: I am sorry but I just realized I missed something earlier, and it could be important. I went back and re-read your first post from 2 days ago and saw the one vet prescribed carprofen and the other vet prescribed prednisone. Carprofen (ak...
by CarolC
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 17
Views: 143

Re: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs

what do you do when your dogs wants to continue drag rear legs and pacing, the confinement area I have is small but he still has some room to pace, I do have a couple of his favorite toys in there so he's not to bummed out and completely shuts down on me, I know he's in pain has spasms and is bumme...
by CarolC
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 17
Views: 143

Re: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs

Neck massage sounds wonderful. If you find a specialist and they recommend acupuncture and cold laser, I would try that. It has scientifically been shown to help. It can be done while the dog is on crate rest because the dog is lying down for the treatment. :arrow: http://www.dodgerslist.com/literat...
by CarolC
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 17
Views: 143

Re: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs

He is super cute. He does look sleek and strong. So you are new in that location, what timing. It reminds me of Dianne's dachshund who got his injury shortly after they moved from Tennessee to Pennsylvania and she didn't know anybody and didn't have a vet yet. That is what you are dealing with, too....
by CarolC
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 17
Views: 143

Re: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs

I'm sorry, I did not realize he was 48 lbs. I was thinking maybe 30. 48 lbs is too big to carry. I'm glad you got a harness or sling. If he is average length like a lab, a rear harness is good. If he is long-bodied like a basset, you may want to consider whether it is wide enough to support his midd...
by CarolC
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 17
Views: 143

Re: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs

I agree about another vet. It sounds like this vet did not give you enough information to help your dog. Ideally I would get him in to see a specialist immediately if you can afford it. Not only is it better for the dog, but it can save money in the long run to get an accurate diagnosis and correct ...
by CarolC
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Birds/Exotics
Topic: Granite Heart, hen with a wheelchair
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Granite Heart, hen with a wheelchair

She looks really comfortable!
https://www.handicappedpets.com/blog/cu ... heelchair/

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by CarolC
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Paralyzed dog with FCE
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: Paralyzed dog with FCE

You guys got an appt! Yay!!! :D If they have worked with FCE before, that's great. An hour is a bit of a drive, but hopefully worth it. The PT place here is about 40 minutes one way (mostly expressway up to 70 mph when it isn't bogged down to a standstill). I put the carrier sideways in the seat for...
by CarolC
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Paralyzed Dog kicking
Replies: 27
Views: 3575

Re: Paralyzed Dog kicking

I agree with RedKat. You've taken her to a vet twice but he hasn't given a firm diagnosis. You need a specialist asap if you can. You need a diagnosis. There are diseases that can cause both fever and paralysis, but there are different diseases in different parts of the world, and a specialist where...
by CarolC
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Paralyzed dog with FCE
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: Paralyzed dog with FCE

Good news on the UTI! I can believe she was uncomfortable and restless with the UTI, even if she is "paralyzed". Nerves heal very, very slowly. With my dog, it seemed like maybe if I really stretched my imagination I could think she had improved a tiny bit about every 6 weeks, and I wasn't sure of t...
by CarolC
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: Kitten with open fontanelle and one eye bulging
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Kitten with open fontanelle and one eye bulging

Hi Choppa,

I do not know anything about this but I did remember an article about it. I think critters is the one who originally found it. :D Here is a link and I hope someone with kitten experience will reply.

try www.messybeast.com/freak-face.htm

:hotpink:
by CarolC
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Paralyzed dog with FCE
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: Paralyzed dog with FCE

Thinking of you guys and hope you're doing OK.
by CarolC
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Inspiration for Pet Owners
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Inspiration for Pet Owners

Inspiration For Pet Owners.doc This writing is from a website created by Tom , a member here who was caring for his senior dog. The website was part of geocities that closed down, but it was archived on archive.org until recently, when I noticed it had been replaced with a 'Page not found'. I wrote...
by CarolC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Seeking help with paralysed dog bowel movements
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Seeking help with paralysed dog bowel movements

I do not think this picture will offend too many people with paralyzed dogs, so I will go ahead and post it. This morning I fed my partially paralyzed dog breakfast, then expressed her bowel and put on her diaper, which has a tail hole for stools to fall out. At lunchtime I left to do some errands a...