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  1. Layla
    February 21, 2020 @ 4:11 am

    Thank you so much for writing this. I am completely heartbroken my 7 year old dachshund has just been diagnosed with IVDD. I have spent the last 24 hours crying wondering what kind of life he will have if he doesn’t regain use of his legs. This has have me
    So much hope thank you x

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    • Cristij411
      February 22, 2020 @ 10:25 pm

      The first weeks of this diagnosis is so scary and overwhelming. I know how it feels! I too worried about my dog’s quality of life, and was so heartbroken to think that she may never walk again. But I can tell you that she never looked back or felt sorry for herself. She really adapted to her disability so well! As soon as we got past the initial injury and pain she was right back to her happy self. She never cared about losing the use of her back legs. My rehab vet even says she is their happiest patient. So definitely know that it will be ok. You and your dog can totally get through this. Cali loves the freedom and mobility that her wheelchair gives her. It really is the best! And with that she’s just like any other dog running around the park. I swear she loves all the extra love, attention, and care that she gets since she went down. A disabled dog can still be a very happy dog. Thanks for reaching out and I wish you the very best!

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