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Onset Paralysis

Neurological Disorders Resources. Treatment and care for pets having pain or trouble walking or standing due to spinal injuries or neurological disorders like IVDD, FCE and DM.
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Here are links to some products for knuckling. Most people manage without them, and they are a little pricey, but it's nice to know they exist. The first one says it is only to be used a few minutes at a time. The second one has been around a long time and must be ordered by your vet or rehab facility. The third one has also been around a long time.

https://www.handicappedpets.com/no-knuc ... ning-sock/

https://www.therapaw.com/standard-hindl ... lex-assist

https://orthopets.com/product/orthopets-toe-up-device/

https://alpha-mobility.com/shop/balto-d ... e-bt-pull/

https://maximusskates.com/shop/1-pawsup

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Thanks. He was a sweet boy too.
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You guys are amazing.

We have done several of the exercises that were shared!

When we did the treat under the leg, Kujo struggled a little at first. I attempted to show him what I was trying to get him to do by placing the treat under his foot & then tickling his toes which would cause him to move his foot. Maybe if we continue to do this, he will start picking it up on his own.

We have a small paint brush that we use to tickle his toes, as well. I know he probably hates it, but it definitely gets his legs moving. My boyfriend was a little hesitant to use his toothbrush on Kujo's toes so we got a cheap one from the dollar store.

We are going to the pool again today & we had a friend mention a holistic vet who practices acupuncture. I'm not sure how helpful things like that might be or if any of you had heard of someone using acupuncture before. I don't want him to be a test dummy because we want him to recover as soon as possible. If something is unnecessary, I'd rather not put him through it seeing as he already has a lot of stress on his body & mental state.

We are scheduled to see our PT in Tally on Monday!! :angel: I feel like it has been months since we've last went & I'm kind of nervous about what his reports will look like EVEN THOUGH we have worked as hard as we really knew how to with him at home. He has insane amounts of energy and I truly feel like it's just a meaning of time before he is walking again.

His right leg is still a little behind, so it may not be the prettiest walk, but I don't care. We are training extra hard on that right leg, especially with the treat game & paintbrushes.

Thank you all for the links and suggestions. Kuj probably would've gone insane by now if it weren't for some of these exercises. You guys are seriously the best. :grouph:
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pbj_33 wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:27 am My boyfriend was a little hesitant to use his toothbrush on Kujo's toes so we got a cheap one from the dollar store.

:haha:

We've never done acupuncture or any of that stuff.

It's possible his right leg might always be a bit wonky, but time will tell. It looks like he may get a good recovery, though!!
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I can't speak from experience either, but my dog is scheduled for acupuncture. The earliest appointment we could get is in October.

He had a neurological evaluation and the neurologist said he did very well and was very cooperative, and she could not find any neck pain, and she diagnosed him with 3 possible things, the most likely being FCE or ANNPE. She suggested we try acupuncture, and she sounded very positive and definite about it.

She's a board certified neurologist and she made a good impression on me, so I made an acupuncture appointment for Pip, but it's in October. I didn't ask what it would cost. I'll let you know how it goes. I figure maybe we'll try 1 or 2 appointments, and if there's no visible change, then that will be it and we'll know we tried. He's tetraplegic and his hind legs are doing well, but his front legs still need recovery and he needs to lock in what he's already capable of.
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