Well this is my first post but about my 100th visit to this sight, My little princess shelby rose has had spinal cord and disc surgery 13 days ago, She is herself on most days, this is a new thing as of last Thursday. She has no hind quarter ability what so ever. I can place her legs in a stand position and let go of her and her hind end ffalls over. She has no tail wagging except for when she is poopin, I pinch her little toes and she extracts them but it talkes a few second. We have started physical theropy last week which they said there was not much feeling and the sugestion was to put her in a doggie Wheelchair. I love this little girl so much as we all do. My husband says she needs to be put down this week if she is not any better. I am taking her back to Physical theropy on Tuesday and Thursday. They are going to stimulate her with electic stimulation. I am just so sad, However she is so silly wanting to play with her little toys throwing them out of her kennel with her nose, scooting (dragging) herself to get the little toys she loves to be tickled and kissed all the time. I guess Im asking if anyone has any sugestions on Mini Daschounds recovery..Has anyone ever had this same kind or recovery, my husband is so adament that I put her down it just is killing me.
I don't have any experience with this breed, but I recently had to make this same decision with our Bulldog/son. He developed a blown disc and could not tolerate any type of pain medicine or antibiotics. So we had to rule out surgery as an option. We tried steroids, but unfortunately, he was unable to stand at the end. So we made the heartbreaking choice of sending him to rainbow bridge. It is the hardest thing you will experience as a dog lover. But it is part of loving them. Sometimes we tend to be selfish instead of considering the quality of life for our babies. Please know I will be thinking of you and your family. Nancy
I'm so sorry to hear this about your little fur buddy, I can't even imagine going through that, I have been around dogs all my life and thank god have never had to "make" a decission to have one put down, except for 2, 1 had brain cancer and had turned vicious, the other was a rescue my husband tried to turn around and couldn't I have no advice for you just lots of hugs and Prayers being sent to you and your puppy....
If people were more like animals the world would be a better place...
This is such a tough time for you, lean on your husband for he is being strong for you.
I have elected to put some of my dogs down at the right time, other times I waited too long and they suffered, don't let your little one suffer. It will be your choice when, please don't leave it too long.
Well, they do make little carts for their rear ends, much like a wheelchair for us, and the dogs do learn to move around with them. I'l bet if you google carts for paralyzed dogs, you can find one, or if hubby's handy, look at them and make your own..if the dog's not in pain, but just mobility impaired, and you can live with this, this might be your solution