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by critters
Fri May 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Rescue
Topic: Young partially incontinent Manx needs home
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Young partially incontinent Manx needs home

I had a leaky boy, too. :wub: I wonder if this baby's really tailless from birth, or from an accident? I'd never heard of a special rescue for tailless furs! Do you know about the Facebook group for spinal cord injuries? I don't belong anymore, so I can't tell if you've posted there. https://www.fac...
by critters
Fri May 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Sudden hind legs paralysis
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Sudden hind legs paralysis

:whale: Many vets don't think that the rest of us can learn to express, never mind that THEY weren't born doing it, either. Do you have more information now, 4 days out?
by critters
Sun May 19, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Walkin' Wheels Dog Wheelchair Support
Topic: Rubbing and sores?
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Rubbing and sores?

I don't know that the HP staffers check the board on weekends, but I expect you'll get an answer tomorrow (Monday).
by critters
Sun May 19, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Paralyzed dog with FCE
Replies: 34
Views: 765

Re: Paralyzed dog with FCE

Congratulations!
by critters
Fri May 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Female incontinance nappies help
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Female incontinance nappies help

Well, if you want to use human ones, I suggest asking friends, neighbors, etc. for one of theirs. Have them write brand and size on it with a marker or a Sharpie so you'll know what it is if it fits. Fit is the hardest thing, if you ask me, because the human weight ranges don't mean a thing with cri...
by critters
Tue May 14, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Amputation
Topic: Missing bottom of rear leg...
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Missing bottom of rear leg...

:welcomeblue: My original tripod had her arm knocked off at the mid-humerus, but my 2nd tripod, Lefty, was in a similar situation as Skippy. I left his arm alone, knowing that it could be completely amputated at any time if it caused trouble, but it never did. He died last year of kidney failure and...
by critters
Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: New to looking after ivdd dog
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: New to looking after ivdd dog

:welcome: Have you tried any pee meds? In my experience, phenoxybenzamine was good for a tight bladder, and bethanechol was good for a floppy bladder, such as your baby may have. Diapers tend to be hard to fit, but they're a possibility, too.
by critters
Tue May 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Mobility: Hips, Legs, Joint Problems
Topic: Foster w back leg paralysis - need advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Foster w back leg paralysis - need advice!

:whale: You'll find MANY similar situations on the neurology board, which is where spinal cord injuries go, which appears to be what she's sustained. If you've also posted there, I haven't looked there yet. Yes, diapers usually need suspenders, a turtleneck Onesie, or the like to keep them on. I won...
by critters
Sun May 12, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Rescue
Topic: Small paraplegic female terrier mix needs a forever home!
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Small paraplegic female terrier mix needs a forever home!

:whale: Where is she? :thankyou: for taking her! And congrats on vet school. :smart:

CarolC is the photo queen, so she'll probably have suggestions for your problem. :D
by critters
Sun May 12, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Paralyzed dog with FCE
Replies: 34
Views: 765

Re: Paralyzed dog with FCE

:wow: I can't believe you remember your first post! I sure can't remember mine! :haha:
by critters
Fri May 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 55
Views: 751

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

Well, I can't really say when it's time to splint; I only know when it's too late. :shock: If it's not contracted when he's off of it, that's certainly a good sign. You might also move it for him and see if it's getting stiff, which would be a sign of contracture. If he's on it funny a lot I'd splin...
by critters
Tue May 07, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 55
Views: 751

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

Don't let him be "club footed" for too long. My Koi Boy came that way, after having been shot in the spine, and his foot contracted that way permanently. We tried surgery and everything to release it, but it was too late. We ended up having to have custom splints and shoes made to accommodate his fo...
by critters
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Mobility: Hips, Legs, Joint Problems
Topic: DIY canvas grocery bag belly harness
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: DIY canvas grocery bag belly harness

That's a very good point. :smart:
by critters
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Incontinence & Kidney Problems
Topic: Cloth diapers?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Cloth diapers?

:whale: Are you expressing him (squeezing him to help him poop and pee)? Is he taking any meds? Even using human disposable diapers and the many, many sizes and brands available it tends to be hard to find the right size to fit critters. Even if he doesn't walk again (and, in my experience, there's ...