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by critters
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Labrador L5 IVDD post surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 205

Re: Labrador L5 IVDD post surgery

I don't remember whether we tapered gabapentin or not, it's been so long.

As for the replies you're getting, I'm just glad that at least some vets aren't doing the gloom and doom speeches as often as they used to!
by critters
Fri May 31, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Please help new to this Skipper my dog is lame both back legs
Replies: 71
Views: 1141

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

We've had the Walkin' Rear splints and would use them again. We've also used custom splints and custom shoes.
by critters
Fri May 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: SCI baby kitten video
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: SCI baby kitten video

He LOOKS like he's SCI, but I wonder if he's not a CHer from his near-death experience? It can be REALLY hard to tell when they're little.
by critters
Mon May 27, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Rescue
Topic: Young partially incontinent Manx needs home
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Young partially incontinent Manx needs home

Yes. Asleep leaking is hard to figure out anyway!
by critters
Sun May 26, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Paralysis: Neurological and IVDD
Topic: Labrador L5 IVDD post surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 205

Re: Labrador L5 IVDD post surgery

Hi all, I think I’ve read almost every post, this site is very helpful. Wondering if I can get some opinions on my dog’s recovery process. Lola is a 90 pound black lab, 7 years old, very healthy. 3 weeks ago 3 weeks is still VERY early on. she became kind of slow, in the middle of the night she squ...
by critters
Fri May 24, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Rescue
Topic: Young partially incontinent Manx needs home
Replies: 4
Views: 82

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: 79

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: 89

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: 40
Views: 980

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: 52

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: 83

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: 107

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: 141

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...