Tag: paralyzed dogs
“Dogs, cats, snakes, anything. People fall in love with them. There’s no replacement. They fill a chunk of life that no other being can.”
Eddie the dog is getting a spiffy new wheelchair.
Angela Parker, owner of the husky-German shepherd who was paralyzed in September after being struck by two cars, said a man contacted her after The Sun Times published a story about Eddie with an offer to donate a mobility cart.
The cart will fit three-year-old Eddie, she said, and is expected to be delivered this weekend.
KUSA – Sage, a therapy dog, has always had a knack for bringing joy to patients rehabilitating from spinal cord injuries at Craig Hospital.
Sadly, the 6-year-old Doberman may have been born with a connection to those patients.
Veterinarians just discovered he is battling a spinal cord compression of his own – which means his next visit to a hospital will not be to comfort people, it will be for a surgery of his own.
WALKER, MI — Bolt, a two-year-old terrier mix, behaves just like any other dog at Kelley’s Animal Clinic.
When called or tempted with a treat, he rears his head, ears perked in interest.
Unlike other dogs, however, Bolt needs a bit of mechanical help to get around.
Equipped with a set of wheels mounted to his hind quarters, the small white and brown dog continues to thrive even after suffering an accident that left him without control of his lower half.
RALEIGH One paralyzed dog even got its wag back.
The new study at N.C. State University, though, was mainly to see if two experimental drugs could help dogs with spinal cord injuries regain the use of their hind legs, something that may have implications for injured humans, too. Three did, with dramatic – if imperfect – improvement in their ability to walk.
The study, which was published last week in the online journal PLOS ONE, includes a short video clip of one of the trio on a treadmill before and after getting one of the drugs.
Veterinarians at Iowa State University are hoping to give 60 dogs a second chance at walking.
The university’s clinical trial for paralyzed dogs is testing a new drug that could potentially help more dogs overcome severe spinal cord injuries.
The trial is run by Dr. Nick Jeffery and Dr. Hilary Hu with ISU’s Veterinary Medical Center, and the team began recruiting for their trial in January. The trial will be using the test drug chondroitinase, an enzyme which helps to dissolve scar tissue around the dog’s injury.
“Chondroitinase improves the outcome after spinal cord injuries in lab animals; therefore it could also benefit dogs and people suffering from the same conditions.”
The purpose of our clinical trial is to help these severely affected dogs by testing if a new treatment, called chondroitinase, may improve the outcome after spinal cord injury in dogs.
“Spinal cord injuries can lead to serious consequences including the impairment of movement, sensation and urination; this is because spinal cord tissue does not regenerate effectively”
Ongoing research on paralyzed dogs may one day help military veterans and others who have severe spinal cord injuries.
Researchers at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have developed a therapy that might help paralyzed dogs regain some of their lost function.
“One of the big obstacles in the past has been a lot of the research has used rodents and experimental animals,” lead researcher Dr. Jonathan Levine, an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Texas A&M told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth’s Karen Borta. “Despite an abundance of clinical trials a lot of money spent in humans, the results have been disappointing.”