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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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Post by KatieB » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:36 pm

Hi All,
I have a beautiful 6 year old Labrador Oscar, who just before Christmas had a fall and suffered an ANNPE.
After recently speaking to his neurologist he was quite shocked that Oscar wasn't walking after nearly 6 months.
Obviously this was quite a shock as i thought his improvements, while slow, were really positive. We have a consultation booked for Thursday but before i go i'd quite like to know your experiences on the time scale of an injury. He does have voluntary movements, reflexes and can hold his own weight for sometimes up to 10 seconds so i'm definitely not giving up hope on him yet.
So my first question is... Has anyone's dog suffered the same injury and how long has they're recovery taken? Surely there isn't a time limit on an injury like this?
The internet says the usually recovery is 2 weeks but how is it possible for anyone/anything to recover from a spinal injury after 2 weeks?!?
Also... Hydrotherapy is next on the cards along with his weekly physiotherapy. Unfortunately he's still incontinent, while i can usually predict whats gonna come from what end its going to get quite costly if i misjudge before letting him in the pool. Can anyone recommend any waterproof nappies/suits that will do they trick?
Thanks in advance for your help :)

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Post by CarolC » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:48 pm

Hi KatieB,

I replied to your post in Other Problems.


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Post by Lynne54 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:58 pm

Back in 2017 my dog had ANNPE from playing ball. When we took her to her neurologist she was stage 4 with stage 5 being never able to walk again. They based the stages on how many legs were paralysis and how much or how little a dog has deep pain sensation. Our dog had both rear legs paralysis with little to no deep pain sensation. It took Kona about 4 months or longer to get to her new walk and that was with a lot of therapy (hydrotherapy, stretching, massages, acupuncture). We only did the hydrotherapy for 4 months and then we got a pool so we did it ourselves. Stretching and massages we still do to this day, and the acupuncture was only for 3 months.

If you have any questions please ask and hopefully I can help.

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