A Pᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢᴇᴅ dog got up after receiving the perfect year-end gift and got the chance to walk again.
Dachshund, who lives with his owner in College Corner, Ohio, lost the ability to use his hind legs in October. The adorable little dog and his family have been visiting chiropractors and other professionals for months since then, in the hope that some sensation will return to the feet.
Patty Rader, its owner, said, “Honestly, we don’t know what happened to make him Pᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢᴇᴅ, I abandoned him which we did a few times. We went home and got it. I don’t think he’s acting like he should”
After a few days we decided to take him to the vet to find out what was wrong. I told him he was hurt and he didn’t want us to touch him.
She said that at first she thought he might have injured his leg, for stepping on it in a funny way. They never expect the vet to tell them their dog has been Pᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢᴇᴅ from the back down.
While options are available to help dogs adapt to the challenges posed by this type of trauma, it can still be a struggle for pet owners who often need help.
For Rader and her husband, that help comes from “Letter to Chewy Claus,” an initiative launched during the holiday season by online pet food and products retailer Chewy.
For Dachshund and his family, that wish was simply to get around.
What Dachshund really wants this year-end holiday is to be able to run and play again.
We were amazed with the miracle gift of a wheelchair to get their pet dog back up and running.
Dachshund takes his first hesitant steps thanks to a new wheel that has been recorded with his owner, Rader is understandably left emotional at the prospect of her beloved dachshund turning back into something close to his old self.
“He is a great dog, and so that he can play and be able to run outside. It would be the best feeling to actually see that,” Rader said. He’ll be able to run and chase and hopefully he can run and play and try to be his own best.
In addition to a wheelchair, Dachshund was given a range of items designed to improve his quality of life, with Rader admitting that they were “really lucky” to receive this help. She said: “We weren’t sure how we actually got the money to buy him the wheels. That’s so great.”
Now, she is looking forward to the Dachshund they know and love to return to enjoy his life.