When dogs get sick, most families will choose the easy way out by putting their dogs to sleep. However, some families refuse to give up on their beloved pets and do everything they can to help their dogs get better. Euthanasia isn’t the only solution when our pet dogs get sick.
A large dog named Grizzy was diagnosed with Wobbler Syndrome, which affected his mobility. Grizzy weighed 160 pounds, and big dogs don’t do well with Wobbler Syndrome. Most veterinarians would suggest euthanasia since there’s not much that they can do to help dogs with this illness.
However, for Grizzy’s owners, euthanasia wasn’t an option. They decided that they will do everything they can to help Grizzy regain his mobility. Grizzy needed surgery, and Grizzy’s owners were told that Grizzy would walk out of the clinic after his surgery. Unfortunately, the surgery didn’t go well, and Grizzy came out on a gurney.
Grizzy’s owners had to get a hoist designed for people in nursing homes. They used the hoist on Grizzy to help Grizzy get up and help with his therapy. Moving Grizzy around was extraordinarily challenging, but Grizzy’s owners still refused to give up.
Everyone helped take care of Grizzy, especially Grizzy’s human sibling and best friend, Luke. It turned out that Luke helped encourage Grizzy to start moving his legs again. Grizzy wanted to spend more time playing with Luke, and Luke would often sleep on the dog bed with Grizzy.
The vets stated that if Grizzy didn’t walk within four months, he wasn’t going to walk again. Grizzy’s owners looked everywhere to find people that can help Grizzy. Nobody wanted to take Grizzy except for one special clinic.
Before Grizzy went to the clinic, he could only hold his head up for one minute without the support of a pillow. The clinic staff still wanted to help Grizzy, and they figured out that Grizzy was encouraged by giving him challenges. Every day, Grizzy had some improvement with his mobility. After a few weeks of therapy, Grizzy was able to support himself and learned to stand up.
After a few more months, Grizzy learned to walk slowly. Then, three days before Christmas, Grizzy started to walk on his own. Seeing Grizzy walk out of the clinic and to his family’s car was indeed a Christmas miracle.
When everyone lost hope in Grizzy, his family refused to give up on him, especially his human sibling and best friend, Luke. Grizzy’s mobility continued to improve, and he even learned to run, and Grizzy’s mom is having trouble keeping up with him. Here’s a heartwarming video showing Grizzy’s miraculous recovery against all odds stacked against him.
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