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Old 08-20-2014, 12:04 PM   #21
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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.
Thanks for the suggestions.

I just spent the morning working on the angle of the ramp into the Lexi. I worked out a setup that lessens the angle considerably and I believe that Brody will be able to negotiate without undo stress. The angle will be considerably less than the picture above.

We have to wait another couple of weeks before he will be allowed 'extra duties' to see if it is suitable.

I'll post a couple of pics later today to show how I have worked it out.

Oh by the way Brody seems to be recovering somewhat, walking more normally but with some weakness in the hind legs as well as some difficulty on non-rug surfaces. We have throw rugs all over the house and he uses them.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:22 PM   #22
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Keeping my fingers crossed that Brody continues to improve.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:29 PM   #23
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Keeping my fingers crossed that Brody continues to improve.
Thank you so are we - he is just starting week two of non-activity - doc said he needs 4 weeks to evaluate.

Pics tomorrow as this afternoon got derailed.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:13 PM   #24
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OK here are the pics
This is the door of the Lexi. The inside black step is approx 10 1/2ins.

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This is the step with two 2by10s inserted on a temporary basis. They are a tight fit and reduce the inside step to about 7 3/4ins.

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This the ramp placed on the inside step door edge. The rampslope is about 1ft11ins rise by 72in run.

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Nicely done...good luck with Brody!
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Good job!
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Well its been almost 3 weeks since Brody's acute symptoms and every day he improves a wee bit. He is now released to a low impact lifestyle and he will be going to therapy when we can get it set up. He is back to walking about 1 mile a day and he is gaining some strength back. Swimming is allowed as well. He is not allowed to go up or down stairs of more than 3 steps so is restricted to one floor in the house.

We have had him, with the vets OK, go up and down the ramp we fashioned for the motorhome, it works for our car as well. He can negotiate it it very well for both motorhome and car and has taken to the ramp with justo. He is now OK to travel with us!
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Glad to hear Brody's doing much better and can now travel again---yay!
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:42 PM   #29
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