It was Halloween afternoon when I took Marcelino to the vet because his right eye suddenly looked very bad. Two months after struggling to save his eyeball and two operations later, it is decided to remove it with much disappointment for so much effort in vain; however, having only one eye was not the worst thing that 2014 was going to leave us: Marce had begun to limp. At first we blamed it on some blow or fall but when it seemed that it improved it began to limp more. A CT scan was the only solution. The result was two herniated discs and an adrenal cyst that prevented the sending of information from his brain to his left patuca. The options were various surgeries with very few guarantees or try it through physiotherapy. The joint decision was not to intervene and we quickly started with the physio sessions. At home we also worked daily but we needed something that could support him so he wouldn’t drag so much. The disability was already noticeable but we missed the walks outside our garden.
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Marta Sitjà, the caregiver of a paralyzed dog named Hope, came to us in June 2013 in search of a wheelchair. We have loved to find two years later the writing that we put below. We hope it excites you as much as we do:
Lolo is a 7-year-old French Bulldog. From one day to the next, without his caregivers perceiving any overexertion, fall or trauma, Lolo stopped moving his legs from behind. They observed that he did not want to leave his basket.
The veterinarian did some tests where they verified that he had a herniated in an intervertebral disc. It put pressure on his spinal cord, damaging the nerves. As he still had tenderness in his hind limbs there were possibilities of regaining mobility after surgery.
The operation was carried out, but although the owners and Lolo put all their efforts into rehabilitation, it was not possible to recover mobility. Possibly the spinal cord was already badly damaged or there was another hernia somewhere else in the spine.
They didn’t give up. Lolo is a very vital dog, he really wants to move and be self-sufficient. That is why the owners opted for a wheelchair… and no one better than our warrior Lolo to release the new camouflage color model. The following video was filmed a few seconds after putting the chair for the first time…
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In Ortocanis we have the opportunity to meet many dogs (along with their owners) that go through difficult situations. And we increasingly realize that we have a lot to learn from them. Dogs live in the moment and are capable of the best, without the filters or self-imposed worries of humans.
This is a magnificent video of overcoming and positivity. We encourage you to enjoy it and learn a lot from it, learn to be more dog.