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    animals in wheelchair

    seeing, dogs, cat in or strapped to a chair curious whe n they are paralyzed can they still go to the bathroom?
    Last edited by vjls; 09-21-2019 at 12:53 PM.

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    Some are spontaneously incontinent and wear diapers, while with some, their owners must do a doggie or cat bowel program. Usually for bladder they require manual expression (sort of like Crede's maneuver) and a version of dig stim.

    Here is some more information:
    https://lessonsfromaparalyzeddog.com...way-from-home/
    https://www.ortocanis.com/en/content...-paralyzed-dog
    https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/1...lyzed-animals/

    They are also subject to pressure injuries just like humans with SCI/D, so must be turned or encouraged to turn, and provided with padded bedding and wheelchairs.

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    thanks I was curious as I got r ipped a new 1 for saying that a wild bobcat that was paralyzed when hit was better off put down. thank you

    the state decide he was to badly injured and rearend paralyzed.
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