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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Gweni

“Gweni” Gregory – Corgi Gweni Gregory is an 11 year-old Corgi who started coming to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology in April 2010 with the complaint of hind limb dysfunction over the previous year. Dr. Lane diagnosed her with degenerative myelopathy and recommended a regular exercise program and a Para cart to aid in exercise and […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Nagaia

“Nagaia” Speakman Nagaia Speakman is a 14 year-old retriever-mix that began seeing Dr. lane in October of 2009. Dr. Lane diagnosed Nagaia with an age related degenerative myelopathy and a polyneuropathy. Nagaia’s dysfunction is progressing very slowly and in September 2010 at a recheck her owners reported that occasionally her hind limbs would slip out […]

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Wheelchair Carts For Pets: Odie

“Odie” Paul Odie Paul presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology in April of 2009. Odie was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. At that time Odie was just scuffing his hind feet as he walked but was still able to walk without difficulty. Odie experienced progressive pelvic limb dysfunction and started to fall on walks after getting […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Tater

“Tater” Wolf – Mastiff: Tater enjoys a walk in the sun at the VRCC. After initial reluctance to walk during his recovery from a bacterial infection in his right rear leg, Tater was placed into a tetra cart to aid in his rehabilitation. Because of the size of Tater, this allowed for a quicker recovery […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Dylan

“Dylan” Leikam – Doberman Pinscher Dylan appears to have difficulty with imitation grass. Actually, Dylan is experiencing the benefit of the tetra cart during the initial stages of his recovery from spinal surgery. Dylan presented unable to walk on all limbs due to two levels of compression on his spinal cord. Following surgery, Dylan was […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Buddy

“Buddy” Gray – Miniature Dachshund Buddy enjoys a sunny day in Colorado with the help of his paracart. Recovering from an intervertebral disc extrusion and paralysis of his rear legs, the paracart is allowing Buddy to experience the joys offered to ambulatory pets. Keep up the good work Buddy!

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Leia

“Leia” Christian – Yellow Lab Leia, a Yellow Labrador, lost her ability to stand and walk on all 4 legs due to a spinal cord problem in her neck. Dr. Lane utilized magnetic resonance imaging of her neck (cervical spine) to diagnose Leia’s problem, a spinal tumor. Spinal Tumor Resection was performed to remove as […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Dirty Boy

“Dirty Boy” Jenkins – Pekingese “Dirty Boy,” a Pekingese, came to see Dr. Lane because he was paralyzed in his hind limbs after getting into a scuffle with a big dog. Only time, physical therapy, a lot of patience and help from his dad, helped Dirty Boy learn how to walk again. Dirty Boy is […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Chopper

“Chopper” Williams – Yellow Lab Chopper, a Labrador retriever came to see Dr. Lane because he was weak in his hind limbs. Diagnosed with a bone tumor in his right hind leg, surgery was not an option. As Chopper’s walks became shorter, his mom wondered what else she could do to help him. Hesitantly, Chopper’s […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Scooby

“Scooby” Scott/Farrington – Lab Mix Scooby, a Labrador retriever became a patient of Dr. Lane after losing complete function of his hind limbs. Scooby required decompressive spinal surgery. Scooby’s recovery was long and difficult. Aiding in the recovery process, Scooby used a loaner rear support cart offered by Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology as a part […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Spunky

“Spunky” Harwell – German Shepard Spunky presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology on April 27, 2009. At nearly 9 years of age, Spunky has remained an outgoing and very friendly German Shepard dog. Spunky appreciated a 12-month history of progressive pelvic-limb scuffing, weakness and wobbliness. Despite remaining pain free, this energetic companion was unable to […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Maggie

“Maggie” Jamison – Corgi Maggie has provided great joy to all that encounter her smile. As her rear legs began to fail, her mother did not hesitate when a rear leg para wheelchair cart was suggested. After a quick fitting, Maggie peeled rubber out of the hospital. She was last seem motoring through the local […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Daisy

“Daisy” Collins – Rottweiler Daisy, a Rottweiler came to see Dr. Lane after losing the use her hind limbs. Daisy experienced a compressive spinal cord injury from a ruptured intervertebral disc. Following spinal surgery to remove the spinal cord compression, Daisy quickly evidenced the need for greater support when walking, due to her size. Daisy […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Walter

“Walter” Hufendick – Chocolate Lab: Walter is an insulin dependent diabetic who experienced progressive spinal cord dysfunction resulting in the inability to walk on all limbs after suffering a ruptured disc in his neck. Walter underwent successful spinal cord surgery. Because of his size, it was difficult to help Walter stand and attempt to walk. […]

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Wheelchair Carts for Pets: Chaucer

“Chaucer” Keene – Basset Hound Chaucer is an elderly Basset statesman sporting his shiny new wheels. Chaucer re-presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology because of declining spinal cord function over the past year. Chaucer had undergone successful decompressive surgery in 2006 with return to a walking status, after suffering a ruptured intervertebral disc extrusion and […]

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