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Had a stroke Wednesday morning. He is alert and will get up…

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Had a stroke Wednesday...

Had a stroke Wednesday morning. He is alert and will get up and maybe walk 5 feet and lay down again. He does not want to go out. What can I do to get him out?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Zeus and 14. He has had three walks a day before his stroke and very active.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zeus?

He takes carprofen 25mg daily. He eats eggs, fish and cheese daily, along with his dog food.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 9 months ago
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Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. I am very sorry your question was not picked up sooner.

What have you tried so far to get him outside?

Do you have steps he has to go up and down?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
we have steps and going thru the front door they are smaller. He still does not want to go down.
Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 9 months ago

You may have to get a ramp or make a ramp , depending on how many steps there are. You can make a ramp out of plywood, some indoor outdoor carpet, and to keep the carpet from slipping, put strips of 1 x 2 strips of wood over the carper every 9 inches. This will also give the dog some footing.

You will likely need a walking harness/sling for dogs. You can likely find one at a major pet store . something to hold the rear hips up to help him walk.

Here are some samples https://lessonsfromaparalyzeddog.com/my-5-favorite-harnesses-for-handicapped-dogs/

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Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 9 months ago

Until you can get a harness, you can try putting a beach towel or other long strong material under her so you can hold her up

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I bought a harness yesterday and he does not like it. Going to take it back to the store.
Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 9 months ago

you got a regular harness or a special lift harness?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
A special lifed harness
Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 9 months ago

What happens when you use it? What does he do?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
He just stands and does not move.
Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 9 months ago

This is the only way you will be able to help him. He may need a chance to get used to it. I might leave it on him for a while so he gets used to it as dogs do collars.

You will then need to lift him slowly and maybe hold a piece of chicken in front of him to encourage him to move.

The only other option is a dog stretcher but you need two people to carry him outside to the lawn.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok thank you . I will try it tomorrow.
Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 9 months ago

It can take time for them as this is new apparatus and it is scary for them.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 9 months ago

You are very welcome. I hope she is doing better soon.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thanks.
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