GreyhoundNan Posted July 29, 2013 Share Posted July 29, 2013 Our Clowny has a yet to be diagnosed issue with his back that keeps him from being able to walk. His back legs work for the most part, he can stretch them and move them as well as curl/stretch his toes, but he can't keep standing on his own nor can he right his feet when they knuckle. He has also developed pretty consistent incontinence. We have a vet visit coming up on Friday and I will remember (after seeing the recommendation here on GT) to ask them about his BP, we've tried acupuncture and Chinese herbs to little effect, and our lives are consumed with changing wet pee pads. He definitely knows that he has to go if he is awake, but can't get up to go out and sometimes we can't get him off the bed fast enough to help him go outside. But he also goes when he is asleep as well as when he is excited (new person comes over, husband gets home from work, etc) or nervous (rearranging him on the bed, changing pee pads, etc). I know how to use belly bands on dogs that are mobile, but things are different on a dog that is lying down on his side most of the time. If he wiggles on his bed, the band shifts and becomes useless. We have to do something for him because he has always been clean in the house and all of us are frustrated and a bit depressed, if I'm honest. Should I look for a bigger one? I have a sewing machine and can make one, but what size? I'm also just venting here because I feel like a total prat for being frustrated with him...I should be happy that he is still here with me, still eating and drinking normally, still playing with toys and trying to get to his feet instead of just giving up. Instead I feel guilty that I can't do more for him than I do and that I've had more than a few moments worry that I'm dragging something out that I shouldn't. Quote Nancy and Simon Dunne, with Clown and Daisy in Greenville, SC....but missing West Yorkshire summat chronic! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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