Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Care of the recumbent or paralysed dog Owner Factsheet

Canine and feline patients may become recumbent or paralysed for a variety of reasons, but their basic nursing requirements will be similar. Caring for recumbent or paralysed patients can be extremely time consuming, hard work and emotional, but also very rewarding.

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What causes recumbency/paralysis?

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What are decubital ulcers?

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What can I do to help my dog and prevent decubital ulcers?

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