HELP FOR THOSE WHO CARE FOR DISABLED DOGS
Helpful web sites
General Info about Dogs with Disabilities
This is an awesome site that should be one of your first, and most frequent, stops on the road to learning how to care for your disabled companion. There are literally thousands of great tips and tricks you can find in the "forums" section, as well as specific areas for advice on subjects like incontinence, paralysis, etc.
Posted June 28, 2011 at 10:14 AM
Incontinence Information & Resources
This is where you can find not only valuable information, but also great sites & possible sources of equipment and supplies.
Along with loads of great information on all topics relating to canine disabilities, the forums on this site are absolutely stellar in the areas of incontinence. Many great tips can be found by browsing both the forums section and the resources area of this site.
Posted July 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM
Animal Physical Therapy
Animal physical therapy and exercise are extremely important facets in the quality of life your can offer your dog . We have found some great trainers along with other resources to help you determine the best course of action to take with your dog.
Beth Williams is a licensed animal physical therapist and her business is primarily devoted to canine rehabilitation. She has her own indoor heated pool for aquatic therapy . In addition to being very knowledgeable , Beth is truly compassionate and her attitude of caring and patience really help both the owner and the dog when going through this difficult process.
Posted July 6, 2011 at 7:10 PM
Both Robyn Roth and her husband Mac run Sugarland Ranch, an fantastic canine boarding and rehabilitation center north of Reno, NV. They also have an active mastiff rescue operation located on the premises. You will not find 2 harder working or more compassionate and caring people than Robyn and Mac. They have devoted their lives to improving animal welfare. In addition, Robyn is extremely knowledgeable in all phases of animal physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Posted July 6, 2011 at 7:13 PM
Disabled Pet Adoptions
This is the place to find information on adopting a special needs dog. This site has information as well as an active referral center for those wishing to adopt.
The primary mission of CRCS is the rescue, recovery and placement of at-risk dogs in our community. CRCS works hand-in-hand with Capable Canines to help those in our community to deal effectively with handicap, mobility and/or incontinence issues with any dogs, including those adopted from CRCS. The organization is a non-profit, 501 c (3) facility that provides refuge and a second chance for dogs needing a new start.
Posted September 2, 2015 at 11:28 PM
Canine Disability Equipment Suppliers
This is where you can find suppliers of everything from canine custom-fit icing wraps to orthotics and even custom made prosthetics.
This site is really outstanding. The CEO of the company is himself an amputee and he developed his own prosthetic after not being able to be fit to his satisfaction by conventional methods. He has taken his knowledge and turned it towards his passion for his canine friends. The result is a business that offers wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics of virtually any configuration for canines. Because many paralyzed dogs have such issues with foot care, this is an excellent resource to become familiar with if your dog has complete or even partial paralysis of their hind quarters.
Posted December 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM
Dietary Considerations for Disabled Dogs
The importance of the correct food and dietary scheduling with an incontinent dog simply cannot be overemphasized. Check out these sites for the latest information on dietary and scheduling concerns for your special needs companion.
This is just an awesome store located in Northwest Reno and their slogan really says it all: "Exceptional Products for Extraordinary Pets". In addition to always being there to support animal related causes, Marla Musselman, the owner, is very knowledgeable about just about any aspect of canine care. They carry and promote the best line of dog food on the planet, "First Mate." This is simply the best food for any dog and particularly if your dog is incontinent, the importance of a good diet and strict scheduling cannot be overemphasized. An excellent qual;ity dog food will make life so much easier for both you and your dog and Marla can certainly advise you on the best choices within the First Mate line and the proper feeding proportions for the size of your dog.
Posted January 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM