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by CarolC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 142
Views: 4816

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

Ohhhh, he's so cute! Extra cuteness! What a great picture! :wub: :wub: He looks huggable! :D Being outdoors on a sheet makes me think of resistance exercise if you're not already be doing it. You press on the bottom of his foot and try to get him to push back. Any pushing at all counts. It builds mu...
by CarolC
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD

I would love to hear how it goes. That's a nice story about how you adopted him and it must have been meant to be. 10 dachshunds is a lot! :D I noticed there was another paw in the picture with him, but I didn't know if the picture was taken at the rescue or your house with another dog. I had a mini...
by CarolC
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD

That is really amazing that you found a rehab place with a treadmill so close to home(!) Woohoo!!! Glad you won't have to drive a long way every time. You may want to consider an extra snuggly blanket to put in his carrier when cold weather comes. Some places do drop-off and work the dog in during t...
by CarolC
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Pet stairs
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Pet stairs

Ah, OK, guess we don't have one here. Thanks!
by CarolC
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD

I'd consider both sides on the wheelchair, but if money is no problem then it might be worth trying. On the one hand, I'm guessing it won't be long before he is stronger, and then he won't need it, so maybe just getting a rear support harness would be enough to keep him on his feet during rehab. On ...
by CarolC
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Playpen sheets
Replies: 25
Views: 6538

Re: Playpen sheets

:thankyou: At this point the thing that slows it down is the step where you pin the back to the front to fold the corners. I have to do it on the floor because there isn't a table in the house big enough, and mostly my creaky old self doesn't feel like crawling around on the floor with pins, so then...
by CarolC
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD

Wow! What a story! :trophy: He is a very lucky dog! Very cool that you got to talk to the foster, and the vet thinks he is healed. Yes, I'm sure normal walking will help. Exercising in an underwater treadmill is something else to consider. He is also a very lovable treasure. As far as I am concerned...
by CarolC
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD

It sounds like he's a tweenie, almost a mini, that's good. :D It was wonderful of the shelter to save him and pay for cold laser, and of the rescue to pull him and foster him. :angel: I do not know if it is an option, but the rescue might be willing to put you in touch with the foster so you could g...
by CarolC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD
Replies: 15
Views: 199

Re: Wobble in rear legs after IVDD

Hi Grrretl, I've never tried that brace and I don't know anyone who has, and least not that I can remember. The best advice I can find seems to involve asking your vet, because the decision is made on an individual basis. Here are a couple of links. http://www.dodgerslist.com/neurocorner2/backbraces...
by CarolC
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Playpen sheets
Replies: 25
Views: 6538

Re: Playpen sheets

They are causing some fluff in the lint screen of the dryer. 3 are done now. :D
by CarolC
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Caretakers' Cafe
Topic: Pet stairs
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Pet stairs

Seems like pet steps are either heavy to move, or made of foam. Those are nice, but I don't know what Ollie's is? :oops:
by CarolC
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Playpen sheets
Replies: 25
Views: 6538

Re: Playpen sheets

Thanks. Sorry the one picture is so dark. My mother used to have some crystal thread, too, it is tough. But let me show you the problem we have. :lol: Here is a picture of one of her old sheets. You can see what happens when the fabric gets thin and she digs it. The back is still intact but the top ...
by CarolC
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Playpen sheets
Replies: 25
Views: 6538

Re: Playpen sheets

Here it is. The first one was the easiest because I used the selvages and didn't have to hem the back. All the others will require more sewing. This is going to work. new_playpen_sheet_top1.JPG new_playpen_sheet_top2.JPG new_playpen_sheet_back.JPG EDIT TO ADD: 8 PM Another one done, that's 2.
by CarolC
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 142
Views: 4816

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

told him tomorrow is back to normal and he gave me a long sigh haha He is way too smart. :lol: One day off and then back to work. It's amazing how some seemingly minor thing will affect them, and what a difference clearing it up can make. Maybe he's not shaking his head as much because he knows it ...