Hello and welcome to Dolly. She is a very cute and well behaved little dachund.
Sadly this breed are very prone to poor disks. This is the case in most dwarf breeds.
The issue was detected quickly and she was rushed for surgery and the spine was fixed. However there was already damage done to the spinal chord and she was paralysed in the hind. So physiotherapy was needed. The vets she went to were very good in physio and instantly started her on a program, and she was referred to us for continued rehabilitation.
Like many small dogs, she is adapting well and believes life is fine without the need of her hinds. So we have to work on reminding her that life will be better if she can put the effort in to learn to use the hinds well again.
Her strength is slowly progressing and we are hopeful of a good recovery.
Keep up the good work mum and Dolly. We'll have you in all 4 paws soon.
Hello and welcome to Larry. Such a sweet german sheppard. And massive one too!
He has currently been crate rested following his hemilaminactomy. He is doing wonderfully well. This was not a straight foward disk disease as it took a while for the symptoms to come on enough for the vets to diagnose it. But he was suspected of disk disease and sent to a specialist. They very quickly did thier MRI and surgery. The procedure went well and he was sent home in 3 days.
He is now on his rehabilitation plan. He is 1 week post op and already gaining strength and trying to tell mum what to do! His size does make life a bit difficult. But everyone is doing brilliantly. He is already standing and walking abit too strongly!
We reassessed his home regime and updated it ready for this phase of recovery. It is so important plans are made for the individual patients needs. We have given mum some more massage techniques for his back and tight hamstrings. we have also given a weightshift excercise to work on strength, balance and proprioception.
Keep up the good work mum and Larry. We will see you again soon for your next update!