The little pug that could…

The little pug that could…
Nearly walking like he should…
Frankie is now seven weeks post spinal surgery op….
He’s on the underwater treadmill at Dogs In Motion Canine Rehabilitation doing physio and we are encouraging him not to stop….

Seven weeks ago Dr Charles at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals performed a spinal laminactomy and a synovial cyst that has been causing Frankie’s progressive hind leg weakness removed…
Whilst Frankie’s back legs still need to gain strength he is stinger then pre surgery and his range of motion is greatly improved….
Today his post op check up with the SouthPaws team…
Made everyone smile and beam…

More physio and crating still are to come…
Lucky he has good wishes from everyone….

Frankie had been crated since February back legs had only slightly improved…
It was tempting to try and push aside the gut feelings that something was not quite right when he moved…

But a little voice was always there saying that we had to at least firstly do a CT & mylogram and then spinal surgery to know that we tried…
Seven weeks post op we are so proud of this little guy…
It’s awesome to know we did the right thing and to watch Frankie taking underwater strides….

Frankie is a little fighter that has never once given up…
Even when he was a terrible sick pup…
His spinal surgery is just another example of why we shouldn’t give up and need to continue to try…
And seek answers, solutions and ask what can be done, how and why…
As there are answers, solutions and ways to improve everything…
We are very lucky that Frankie’s answer leaves us all with a big grin….

Frankie xxx
Frankie is adopted & loved! He is head Pug Rescue volunteer and spokespuggy. His adoptive family are paying for his specialist treatment and surgery. They thank Dogs In Motion and SouthPaws for helping Frankie out.

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