THESE DOG DAYS
A resource for disabled dogs and their owners
Today we meet the ever cheerful Pahoehoe and Linda from Portland, Oregon. We talk about daily life and what it takes to care for a dog with a hemivertebrae spinal anomaly. Linda shares some great advice on how to keep both your incontinent dog and your house fresh and clean!
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Today we meet the super cute Diesel and his family from Port Hope, Canada.
Diesel became paralyzed at age 4 due to a condition called hemivertebrae abnormality. According to his previous owners, who surrendered him for rescue, he woke up one morning seemingly in pain, and couldn’t walk. They brought him to the vet and did attempt two surgeries to bring back his mobility, but when they surgeries didn’t work they realized they didn’t have the ability to care for him. This landed Diesel confined to his crate almost 24/7 for about 3 months until they contacted a rescue in the Port Hope area, where Ashley and Diesel met. When Ashley took Diesel in she had him seen by the vet, and took him to a specialized rehab centre. When they reviewed Diesel's medical files, they knew that he was too far gone and his chances of recovery were very slim. Regardless, they gave hydrotheraphy and physical rehab exercises a shot to be sure, but with no luck. Diesel is paralyzed in his hind end for life, but don’t tell him that, it doesn’t slow him down one bit!
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