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My best friend's dog had a horrific accident at home :(

Jan 17, 2015 - 2 comments

para-dog accident home BFFs

My friend Sheila & I have been BFF's a long time and I love her like a sister. Something else we have in common is our dogs whom we love like their our children. A couple of months ago Bogie (her doxie) sailed off the bed like every other day of his life to start his day. Only this time he let out a blood-curdling scream, Sheila flys him to the ER for animals and they gave him something for pain (knocked him out) and then took several xrays in different positions. The unhappy news was that he had hurt his spine so badly that he has paralysis in two lower back vertebrae. Poor Bogie can no longer run or even walk. There is nothing wrong with his front legs. Bogie's only three years old so he has a long life ahead of him. If there is anyone reading this who would know enough about the little wheels that crippled dogs use to maybe explain it or draw a picture of how they are made? Please get in touch with me because I would love to surprise Sheila & Bogie and make one custom fit for him. Right now Sheila has to carry him out to pottie and takes him for his beloved walks in a baby carriage. Bogie can't even see Rusty (my dog) his BFF anymore because Sheila's afraid it would be upsetting to Bogie. They used to run around all crazy & so happy together, it's so sad for everyone really.
I am adding this part not to place blame on anyone but maybe to help someone. I've always had an ottoman at the end of my bed for Rusty, he likes to use it to get up but like Bogie, he used to like to "sail" off too. After Bogie's accident I have adjusted Rusty's habit. I hope someone can help me for my friend, it would be so much appreciated.

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by opus88, Jan 17, 2015
that is really sad what happened to poor Bogie...I sure hope your friend can find a reasonable priced orthopedic Vet that can build something for him. I don't know what is avail in the US, google orthopedic pet products and you should find lots of leads or from the Vet that you have locally
here is a place in Canada that I know of and some photos for ideas.....good luck

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by breezytoo, Jan 18, 2015
Thanks for the great idea, after all vets are the doctors who see this disability. I will pass it on to Sheila tonight in fact. Yes it is very sad, I am making a nice drawing of Bogie for Sheila, should finish in a couple of days. Bogie is a beautiful long haired doxie (mini) Talk more tomorrow, xo

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