THESE DOG DAYS
A resource for disabled dogs and their owners
Today we meet Alex and discuss life with Raj, a blind American Pit Bull. Raj suffered horrible abuse in his early life before being rescued by Animal Humane New Mexico and eventually adopted by Alex.
Alex tells us about Raj's adjustment to becoming blind and settling into a safe, new life in Albuquerque. She shares some great advice and recommends useful products for others who are adjusting to life with a blind dog.
Could you tell us a bit about Raj and how he came to be blind?
Today we meet Barbarah and Silvia from Goiânia, Brazil, and discuss life with their paralyzed Siberian Husky. They share their experience caring for a special needs dog and some of the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.
Could you tell us about Maya’s disability?
Maya is thought to have been neglected and mistreated by her former owners. When she was rescued her legs were in a terrible condition from crawling around on concrete. She had a severe case of anemia and needed to have a blood transfusion to get her back on the road to recovery.
She was assessed by several vets and was ultimately diagnosed with a herniated disc (intervertibral disc disease, or IVDD). By the time Maya was rescued the paraplegia was irreversible. Maya was also diagnosed with early stage kidneys disease.
Could you tell us what daily life is like caring for a paralyzed dog?
Today we talk to Stacey and the unstoppable Charlie. In 2009, Charlie was found on the side of the road in Orlando, Florida paralyzed from the waist down.
Charlie's luck changed when his path crossed with Stacey's on the way to the rescue centre. Since then they have been inseparable, leading a life full of adventure. Stacey tells their story and shares some of the lessons learned along the way.
Could you tell us a bit about Charlie’s disability and how he came to be in your life?
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