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    seeing, dogs, cat in or strapped to a chair curious whe n they are paralyzed can they still go to the bathroom?
    Last edited by vjls; 21 Sep 2019, 12:53 PM.

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    Only if accessible
    69yo male T12 complete since 1995
    NW NJ

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      Some are spontaneously incontinent and wear diapers, while with some, their owners must do a doggie or cat bowel program. Usually for bladder they require manual expression (sort of like Crede's maneuver) and a version of dig stim.

      Here is some more information:
      https://lessonsfromaparalyzeddog.com...way-from-home/
      https://www.ortocanis.com/en/content...-paralyzed-dog
      https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/1...lyzed-animals/

      They are also subject to pressure injuries just like humans with SCI/D, so must be turned or encouraged to turn, and provided with padded bedding and wheelchairs.

      (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        thanks I was curious as I got r ipped a new 1 for saying that a wild bobcat that was paralyzed when hit was better off put down. thank you

        the state decide he was to badly injured and rearend paralyzed.
        Last edited by vjls; 21 Sep 2019, 8:15 PM.

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