This condition is a progressive disease of the spinal cord and whilst there are treatments available, there is no cure. Initially affecting the back legs it will cause muscle weakness, loss of muscle and a lack of co-ordination.
Exercise is crucial to maintain the dog’s ability to walk and provide a quality of life to your canine companion.
Using the Quincys Gen X Dog Lifting Harness allows you to support your dog’s hind legs while exercising or going up and down stairs. It is a ‘must have’ if your dog is suffering from this condition
Hydrotherapy may, in some cases, be a more appropriate exercise than walking. Swimming is as beneficial to dogs as it is for humans. It will be build muscle, cardiovascular health and it is fun. It also helps manage weight and improve blood circulation to the heart. Even dogs who aren’t naturally ‘water dogs’ will enjoy the benefit hydrotherapy brings.
If you are lucky enough to live near Quincys Hydrotherapy pool in Hertfordshire then we recommend 2 sessions a week to help your dog become stronger, happier and more mobile again.
As with all medical conditions, your dog should see a vet regularly.