Ziggy had just at-home physical therapy this week. It was a crazy week for me at work, so I wasn't able to get him any acupuncture.
So, I thought I'd share something that has made taking Ziggy out MUCH easier. At Iowa State, they used a sling for Ziggy's hind end, and it makes moving Z around much more comfortable (for both parties). Prior to this, we were just using a towel to help him along. The rehab therapist really likes the sling, as it's positioning seems to put less pressure on the dog's back, and it's easier for a dog to go to the bathroom (boy dogs especially).
Here are some pics of the sling (sans dog):
This is the side that goes toward the dog's skin.
It's made of neoprene, and even has a little cut-out for male canine comfort.
The brand is Walk About.
Z is a size medium (this size would fit all 3 of my Cardis).
On the not-so-great side of the equation, Ziggy had his second bladder infection this week, so he was given another course of antibiotics. Apparently, this isn't uncommon in the situation. At our vet's recommendation, we're now back to expressing his bladder 2-3 times a day instead of just once. We still let him start and go pee all he wants before expressing, and we don't express every time. The Husband is pleased to report that Z has been emptying his bladder completely - or almost all the way - for the past couple of days.