Help Build a Safe Haven For Paralyzed Dogs

Update posted by Yashraj Bhardwaj On Aug 07, 2017

So what is Paralyzed Dog Rehabilitation, anyways? Our Paralyzed Dog Rehabilitation center adopts many of the same techniques used on humans, for dogs. Canine physical rehabilitation can help increase a patient’s mobility and strength, while decreasing pain.

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Like humans, physical rehabilitation has benefits to animals suffering from arthritis, recovering from surgery or injury, those experiencing weakness, and pets who are overweight.We rely on hydrotherapy, physio therapy, thermal and ice therapies, land exercises (that you can do at home, too!) and nutritional supplements to help a dog heal best!

Please call Smart Sanctuary for Paralyzed Canines at +91 7042723301 to know more!

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Update posted by Yashraj Bhardwaj On Aug 07, 2017

Meet Shadow, a beautiful black community dog staying in Unitech Horizon, Greater Noida. She is a very shy and calm dog, but still someone decided to beat her up. She was hit on hind legs so hard that she was unable to walk! Called by Mr Rajay Singh, a compassionate individual living in the same society, SMART team went to the rescue and treatment. By God's grace and care provided by local residents, Shadow healed and started walking in 4 days.

Paralyzed Dog Walks Again in 4 days

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Update posted by Yashraj Bhardwaj On Aug 07, 2017

Meet Ghungroo, she is only 4. A few days back, she was playing around the steps of Sant Ravidas Boys Hostel when she stumbled and fell and another dog fell on top of her. She didn't move after that. A couple of students rushed to help her, picked her up and put her in their room and called SMART. SMART team along with Kaveri went and were shocked to find that the kid had localized paralysis and was unable to move or feel anything on her right side of the body!

Ghungroo


Ghungroos Home

Ghungroo In SMART Cab

Ghungroo is now safe at SMART Sanctuary where she is recovering slow but steady. Please keep Ghungroo in your prayers.


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Update posted by Yashraj Bhardwaj On Aug 07, 2017

Helpful Information if you are caring for a paralyzed animal.

Exercises

Passive Range of Motion

Bicycle each paralyzed leg through the full range of motion twice a day. Do a number of repetitions. This will take about 5 minutes. It is important to keep the legs flexible and avoid the development of joint deformities.

Stimulating the feet

Rub, squeeze, and tickle the feet, dig your fingers in between the pads, play with the toes. Do this at intervals throughout the day. This improves proprioception, which is the ability to feel the feet and know where they are in space. Following paralysis, the body needs to remap the pathway from the brain to the toes, and the more you stimulate the feet the more you give it to work with.

Massage

Massage the legs to improve circulation and promote healing.

Scratching

Scratch your pet all over the body hoping to find an itchy spot. Your pet may begin kicking a hind leg in response to being scratched. In any case, your pet will enjoy this exercise!

Resistance

With your pet lying on one side, press on the bottom of the feet while your pet resists you and pushes back.

Assisted walking

Help your pet to stand and walk using a walking harness or homemade sling (such as a bath towel or crib sheet) under the abdomen. It is important not to put too much lift on the extreme rear of a pet with a mid-back injury, so be sure to support the pet properly while walking. Sometimes tail walking is recommended (holding the animal up by grasping the thick base of the tail), however using a harness is easier on your pet's tail and on your back. It also supports the back more evenly and makes you less likely to lose hold and drop your pet's hindquarters.

Placing the feet

Bend over and hold your pet's ankles and place the feet correctly with the paws in a pads down position as your pet walks. This is helpful even if you cannot get the rhythm right. You can also let your pet lie comfortably on its back while you hold the ankles and move the paws in an upside down walking motion as if taking steps.

Incline therapy

Find a gentle slope such as a sloping sidewalk or long driveway and start your pet at the top. Encourage solo walking by standing down the slope with treats. This works well with two people, one to start the pet at the top and one to reward the pet at the bottom.

Step over

Lay down low obstacles, such as thin pieces of lumber, and help your pet practice stepping over them.

Figure Eights

Help your pet to practice turns and build strength on a weak side by walking your pet through a series of figure eights.

Surfaces

Let your pet practice walking on a variety of surfaces, such as pavement, grass, carpeting, and gravel. Be careful on any surfaces where you think your pet may slip or fall.

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Update posted by Yashraj Bhardwaj On Aug 06, 2017

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