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Thread: Paralyzed Dog - Vet Says Euthanize Him - ANY Other Options?! PLEASE.

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    I posted a reply on your other thread re: a client of mine whose dog recovered from paralysis. Her vet also suggested putting her down and said that nothing could help her, but she refused and 6 months later the dog could walk again. It's probably a rare occurrence but miracles happen. I hope you and Jaspy are ok. xx

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    There are doggy wheel chairs out there. So that's one possibility.

    One of my friends had this happen to their dog, and they got a lot of xrays and second opinions and nobody was really sure what to do. So they ended up doing nothing - but stopped their dog from trying to do dumb things like jump on or off the bed or couch. That's what triggered the problem. They may have treated the dog with some anti inflammatory pills from the vet too. And the dog got a lot better. She's not 100% now but she can walk. Dogs with long backs compared to their legs are really prone to these kinds of problems so you have to limit how much jumping around they do.

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    I've merged the threads into the health and nutrition forum because it's confusing to have the same conversation in two places on the forum.

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    Thank you all for your replies! I truly appreciate it and it means more to me than you'll ever know that all of you took the time to respond. I'm sorry it took so long to respond but I've just been busy with the lil guy.

    I took JaspyBaby for his appointment at the animal hospital for the second opinion. The vet there was much more caring and encouraging and supportive than that first vet. She let me know that he is unfortunately paralyzed in his hindlimbs. But she DID confirm for me that he's not in any type of pain (thank goodness!) and in no time should be back to his normal self, mentally. She explained to me that it's going to be ALOT of work and time to care for him with conservative management but if I'm willing to do it then there is absolutely no reason why not to.

    At this point she put him on a steroid, pain/discomfort medication, and muscle relaxer with strict crate rest for 6-8 weeks to allow the spine to heal before any therapy or carts or what not.

    So, I'm going to just take it one day at a time and hope and pray for the best! We can use all the support and encouragement we can get

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    Any update on this Jaspybaby? I had great success with chiropractic adjustments for my very large dog who was paralysed, recovered well, vets were amazed and started referring to the animal chiropractor I used. He lived until the age of 12 (5 years further on after his paralysis) with a great quality of life. Best of luck

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    Have closed this thread. As best I can tell it was started by a spammer/scammer and was attracting more spammer/scammers. Or vets on holidays in Thailand.

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