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Saving Dogs With Spinal Cord Injuries

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Dogs with Spinal Cord InjuriesUniversity of California, San Francisco (UCSF). “Saving dogs with spinal cord injuries.”ScienceDaily, 18 Jan. 2012.

“Dogs with spinal cord injuries may soon benefit from an experimental drug being tested by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences — work that they hope will one day help people with similar injuries.”

“About 120 dogs a year that develop sudden onset hind limb paralysis after such injuries are brought to the Small Animal Hospital of Texas A&M University, where they receive surgical and medical treatment similar to that for human spinal cord injury. Now, researchers will test whether the new treatment works on some of these dogs, with their owners’ consent.” Read More


my 9 # dog got hit by car aug. 8. shes starting to walk but rt. back leg is weak. how do I potty train her again.

John "Ask the Dog Guy" Wade

Hi Mary,

This is hard to comment on without more information. Is her leg always going to be weak or is she still recovering? Swimming is good for building muscle without straining the limb. I have a house training cheat sheet that I can send if you’d like but I don’t know enough about the extent of her injury or house soiling behavior at this point. Let me know if you want me to send the cheat sheet.


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