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dogswithdm When you have a dog with dm, their shoe game becomes stronger then yours. 🏽 #degenerativemyelopathy #walkinwheels #dogswithdm #handicappedpets #rottweiler #bigbreeds 3h

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svengrisen 🐿🐿🐿 4h

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handicappedpets I mustache you a question... Do you think I'm cute? #handicappedpets #walkinwheels #cute #funny #humpday @copperxbeagle 4h

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dogswithdm Don't give up hope, the struggle is worth it for many moments like this.
#degenerativemyelopathy #rottweiler #handicappedpets #dogswithdm #walkinwheels
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dogswithdm Jackson back in September when his dm first started. He is totally paralyzed in his hind legs now, but he was able to walk and run for a long time with daily exercise. We live in Brooklyn so you are forced to walk your dog everyday which helps. But above all the vitamins, supplements, medication etc. exercise is by far the most important. When your dog starts to have trouble walking or starts falling I highly recommend a rear harness. We use solvit carelift rear dog lifting aid. It's on Amazon, Jackson weighs 150 pounds by the way, so for all you large breed parents this has been key. Also we live in a loft on the second floor, and guess what- Jackson still goes up and down the stairs everyday! Nothing seems possible until your forced to make it possible. Love motivates more then you can imagine. Don't get frustrated, get creative.
#handicappedpets #degenerativemyelopathy #dogswithdm #rottweiler #dontgetfrustratedgetcreative
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dogswithdm New toys are a great motivational tool and will keep your dog with dm active and excited. These are $2 hedgehog toys from pets smart. I keep one that he is never allowed to chew, and take it on walks in his chair as a motivational tool. #dogswithdm #handicappedpets #degenerativemyelopathy #rottweiler 7h

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dogswithdm Jackson has had dm since September, we finally got him a walkin wheels wheelchair. It's was probably the best decision we made, it's been life changing for him. #degenerativemyelopathy #dogswithdm #rottweiler #handicappedpets #walkinwheels 7h
  •   thesmacktivist365 How is that chair for y'all? My Sam has a chair from Eddie's Wheels and it's good but puts a lot of undue pressure on his urethra and bladder area. 6h
  •   mrsverk What a beautiful pup! We miss our guy who had DM so much. Wishing you all the best 4h
  •   dogswithdm @thesmacktivist365 hey! The chair has been amazing for Jackson, we didn't go with eddies just because we needed a chair fast. This chair has been solid though and Jackson weighs 150 pounds. We had to put it together ourselves and adjust it over a few days but now it fits like a glove. It just has a simple saddle the dog sits in. Doesn't seem to apply pressure to jacksons bladder area. They also offer a special saddle we haven't tried because the saddle it came with seems pretty comfortable for him. Hope this helps! 3h
  •   thesmacktivist365 Super helpful! Thank you! 3h

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  •   tyger05514 Yeah!!!! Such a happy dog!!!!🌤 7h
  •   crystaln36 I wish my dog would run like that in her chair! She doesn't like it & will barely move in it unless she sees a ball or a creek lol. 7h
  •   rosscopeeco Super zoomies!!!!! xxxx 6h
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oxdad People often ask what the biggest challenge of having a special needs pet is. Obviously, it's trying to choose the best picture to post when he's always so cute and happy. 8h

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handicappedpets Eva and her sister have the best begging technique to receive the highest amount of treats from Mom... Smart girls! #handicappedpets #walkinwheels #dogsofinstagram #dogs #disableddog #dogwheelchair 8h

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lovesfirefox One of those nights where I put all my marking and tiredness aside to bring my old little dog on a wheelchair ride downstairs. #americancockerspaniel #getwellsoonfreckles #mylittlefluffyfighter #handicappedpets 9h

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