THESE DOG DAYS
A resource for disabled dogs and their owners
Today we meet Fatima and her beautiful Pitbull, Cantú Gustavo Guevara (Cantú to his friends). Cantú was born with a deformed spine and hind legs which leaves him paralyzed and with no feeling below T7. He began to use his wheelchair at 5 months of age and he hasn’t stopped since!
Thank you to the wonderful Fatima for sharing your story of life with Cantú and passing on some great tips for caring for a paralyzed dog.
What is a regular day like with Cantú?
Today's interview is with Benn from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Benn has provided a wealth of great information about life with his two dogs Jasper and Daisy. Jasper suffered a herniated disc which has left him paralyzed in the hind legs.
Benn has shared details of their daily routine, and provided some great bathroom tips and helpful product recommendations that will benefit others managing paralyzed dogs. Thanks Benn!
Today we reflect on the life of The Bumblesnot (aka Bumble) in our interview with Melissa. Many of you will know of Melissa's great work raising awareness and funds for senior and special needs dog adoption through Bumble's popular Instagram account @thebumblesnot.
Melissa adopted the eight year old Bumble from a local shelter in 2011. They spent the next six years together until he passed away in October 2017. During this time she learned a lot about life with a disabled dog as Bumble gradually lost the use of his hind legs, bladder and bowel function as a result of suspected Degenerative Myleopathy. Melissa kindly shares her story with us today.
Can you tell us about Bumble's disability?
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