Update on our pup...
Sunday, November 19, 2017
It's been a while since I posted about our Peaches. She is doxie / beagle mix and as I've learned both breeds are prone to back problems.
Peaches has two slipped discs in her back and for the past month has been paralyzed in her hind legs and is incontinent. She is a trooper though and while this of course isn't ideal, it isn't stopping her either.
Our biggest issue with her right now is dealing with the incontinence. Diapers are wonderful but when you have a pup that has to drag her hind legs, the diaper drags with it and that makes it drag off.
I've made a drag bag....she still manages to get the diaper off and even putting a pee pad in it instead she somehow manages to get the bag all wet and very little on the pad. We're trying some homemade 'suspender like' shorts and the jury is out on that one. She isn't thrilled to have anything on her and manages an escape from most things.
Not only that....yesterday morning we could not find her! What the heck...we have a very small house and she just was not in any of the places we would expect. After about a ten minute search I heard my hubby call out "I've found her"....somehow, someway she managed to go down the 13 steps to our basement! At first we thought that she must have fallen but she was fine and wasn't shaking or anything so we think she just drug herself down...no idea why.
We tried having her sleep with us again last night, but not sure we can handle that. We were both afraid she would try to jump off the bed during the night and trying to keep her on a pee pad and her own restlessness made for poor sleep for all of us.
She is doing well and I am grateful...we just love this pup so much...oh and my hubby made her a wheelchair so she can go on walks...she loves that!