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Old 08-13-2014, 07:01 PM   #11
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I am not sure how well one would travel.

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Old 08-13-2014, 09:29 PM   #12
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You're welcome--I guess I should have checked up on the disease before I sent you the link. I thought it was a permanent wobble---glad to hear it can be managed!
Brody, our pup, is just started 4 weeks of bed rest! It is hoped that the inflammation will subside and he will regain his normal walk. However there may be damage, we will have to wait and see. This assumes the inflammation is from trauma and not other causes such as cancer.

As long as 'other causes' are not a factor yes the disability can be managed.

Your link is good because we do have a sling now and are considering a rear sling if need be.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:34 PM   #13
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Great design idea wonder what the weight is! The ramps look steep but some adjustment may be able to be done.

Thank you gives me something to think about I had not considered.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:37 PM   #14
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My buddy uses this motorcycle ramp...12 inches wide if you can handle the length.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:03 PM   #15
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Is there perhaps a university near you that could do surgery, if that's an option?
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Thanks for the great links. We will look in the stores.

Surgery has been discussed but is premature until we see how he progresses in the next couple of weeks. He is bed rest, no activities. His issue is in the spine just ahead of the shoulders the very hardest part to operate on.

The chances of any recovery from a surgical procedure with his form of this syndrome is not good. The unit we have looking at him is the best small animal college in the country (Canada) - Ontario Veterinary College. The Vet there was not keen on surgery. The Vet quoted odds of 70good 30bad adding maybe in the phrase other odds we have seen are 50/50.

If Brody's bed rest reduces the inflammation he may recover to some degree and it would be manageable after that and with the help of a ramp or some such device could help reduce overload stress on the spine?

For sure his days of jumping, tugging, retrieving, swimming and dock diving are over!

Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions we appreciate any help we can get.
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My buddy uses this motorcycle ramp...12 inches wide if you can handle the length.
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Thank you for the help. These look real interesting! Wonder how much they weigh? (Found the weight, shipping 34lbs). Might be too narrow at 8.5ins inner.

It would take a little training to get him to use it especially as he would most probably be a little unsteady. We would have to reinforce his confidence that he could walk up/down it!

I still have about 500lbs left on the front axle before max weight and I have a receiver on the front.
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I've moved it around and I am thinking about 25 lbs total weight. The nice thing is that it extends so far so you can make a very gradual incline. And the price is right.
Can't help on whether 8.5 inches is wide enough given his condition...
Anyway...it is pretty unique and I thought you might like the option if it seems like it would work for you & the pup. All best of luck with the rest period... a shame he has to go through this.
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I've moved it around and I am thinking about 25 lbs total weight. The nice thing is that it extends so far so you can make a very gradual incline. And the price is right.
Can't help on whether 8.5 inches is wide enough given his condition...
Anyway...it is pretty unique and I thought you might like the option if it seems like it would work for you & the pup. All best of luck with the rest period... a shame he has to go through this.
Thank you. We like the idea of gentle incline. We are not sure of the width either.
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This might be what you need...folds so it is easy to stow.
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We decided to buy a ramp similar to the above from PetSmart. It measures 17inches by 72inches when fully extended. Fits well on the Lexington door and is about 14lbs. When collapsed it is about 36inches by 17ins.

Brody walks up it with difficulty with guidance and down it much better. It appears for the time being it will work.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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Just remember not to make it too steep for your pup to get intot he rv. If he has rear end issues.... steep may not be good for him. Also remember to stimulate his mind playing nose games to keep him sharp. Nose work is wonderful for dogs that have limitations.
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