Dogs can become paralyzed or partially paralyzed for a number of reasons:
- Herniated Disc (with or without surgery)
- FCE (spinal stroke)
- Spinal arthritis
- Degenerative Disease (DM)
It is important to seek intervention as soon as possible. Always start with your family vet. (If your dog becomes paralyzed when your vet is not available, DO NOT WAIT, go to the nearest emergency veterinary center) Other resources are a veterinarian trained in acupuncture, surgery or neurology specialists consult, or a certified canine rehab therapist.
Bear in mind this is one of the most stressful situations a dog owner can face …financially, emotionally, and in relation to time management. If you are feeling overwhelmed….THAT IS NORMAL AND UNDERSTANDABLE
In hopes of assisting in decreasing the stress, this blog was born. As a resource and comfort to those who find themselves in this situation, I have accumulated information from my experience in treating hundreds of these dogs, as well as all what I have learned from the trial and error of my clients.