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by CarolC
Mon Feb 26, 2024 7:07 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pip diagnosis - Central cord syndrome
Replies: 312
Views: 49162

Re: Pip diagnosis - Central cord syndrome

It could happen any time he hits his head or puts pressure on his neck. For example he kicked himself into the base of the carpeted kitty castle once during toileting. He presses his head sideways against the net side of the playpen when he bounces off of it changing position. He is always standing,...
by CarolC
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: ANNPE and behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: ANNPE and behaviour

With a bigger dog, you have to get creative! :smart: Some people use a doggie ramp ramp_.jpg or doggie steps with a rear harness to get into the car. (old link, search "folding pet steps for car" online) dog2v2.jpg Here is an example where the back seat was removed from the car, the car wa...
by CarolC
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Using the stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Using the stairs

And I guess it's better to be cautious than rush, but I've seen posts talking about using steps as part of PT. Also we used the stairs to build muscle in his thigh when he lost ot feom limping due to laxity. So it just seema a bit crazy. Hi Otis's friend, I totally agree it's confusing. Part of the...
by CarolC
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: ANNPE and behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: ANNPE and behaviour

OK, he's in the medium range. When you have a dog that size, you think, "20 kg, that's not too bad. Glad I can pick him up. Thank goodness he isn't 50 kg." Well, that's true. But at the same time, the 20kg size are the ones that can get you in trouble because you are tempted to lift the wh...
by CarolC
Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Using the stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Using the stairs

I've never heard of anyone being told not to do stairs with ANNPE, but ANNPE is a relatively new diagnosis and perhaps they are learning more about how best to manage it. Not doing stairs is standard with IVDD (intervertebral disk disease) and it sounds like they are treating it like an IVDD disk in...
by CarolC
Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:01 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cat Tail Pull Injury & Urination
Replies: 20
Views: 7702

Re: Cat Tail Pull Injury & Urination

That is good advice about expressing at home. :smart: :trophy: If your cat has a lot of tone, which makes it hard to express the bladder, he may benefit from medication to help with the excess tone. Common bladder meds are bethanecol and phenoxybenzamine. Phenoxybenzamine will relax the sphincters. ...
by CarolC
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:44 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Pip diagnosis - Central cord syndrome
Replies: 312
Views: 49162

Re: Pip diagnosis - Central cord syndrome

Yesterday I had an appointment with the vet to arrange a dental for Pip. He isn't having problems that I'm aware of, but he needs a cleaning at least. The vet checked his teeth and agreed. We discussed a list of things that apply especially to him, with his situation of having spastic quadriplegia a...
by CarolC
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:59 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: ANNPE and behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: ANNPE and behaviour

Hi Otis's friend, I'm guessing he's a large dog, maybe very large? When you say pen, I'm not sure if he's in a normal crate or in something more like an x-pen. If you are having to assist him with a sling, it would be much easier to do so by housing him in an x-pen for now. It is very hard to get a ...
by CarolC
Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: ANNPE and behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: ANNPE and behaviour

Hi Otis's friend! :group: If you've been reading posts, I hope you got a chance to read the stats on recovery for ANNPE. They're so good. :D Abstract Presumptive ANNPE and FCEM were diagnosed in 157 and 44 dogs , respectively. Ambulatory function was regained in 99 per cent of cases, with persistent...
by CarolC
Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Wanting to Adopt
Topic: I am looking to adopt a kitten
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: I am looking to adopt a kitten

Oh, Beth, she's sweet! She looks so much like my Paddy. She sure landed in the best home ever when you adopted her! So happy for both of you!
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by CarolC
Thu Feb 01, 2024 6:46 pm
Forum: Wanting to Adopt
Topic: I am looking to adopt a kitten
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: I am looking to adopt a kitten

Beth, that's wonderful! :wub: What a pretty name. I'm glad you were able to get one with CH! :D Down below the Compose screen is a tab called ATTACHMENTS. Click it and you will see ADD FILES. It lets you upload from your computer. If you can't get it let me know. I can't wait to see your new baby. A...
by CarolC
Wed Jan 31, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: How to clean fresh fecal (poop) stains on carpet
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: How to clean fresh fecal (poop) stains on carpet

Been there, done that! :hysterical: :vacuum:
by CarolC
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Animax Ointment for female diaper dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Animax Ointment for female diaper dog

The glove would be more sanitary, wouldn't it.
by CarolC
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: Other Problems
Topic: How to clean fresh fecal (poop) stains on carpet
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: How to clean fresh fecal (poop) stains on carpet

Yeah, if you have to track something all over the house, baking soda is as good as anything. :lol: