Once-paralyzed dog learns to walk again


As soon as-paralyzed canine learns to stroll once more


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REPORTER PLACING EACH PAW

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CAREFULLY 6-YEAR-OLD PITBULL

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, HELIOS IS LEARNING TO WALK

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AGAIN.

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HIS LEGS ARE STILL WOBBLY BUT

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THIS DOG HAS COME A LONG WAY.

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HE WAS IN DIAPERS, HE WAS ON

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CART NOT MOVING AT ALL.

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REPORTER: IN SEPTEMBER WHILE

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CHASING A SQUIRREL, HE RAN HEAD

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FIRST INTO A FENCE.

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A NECK INJURY LEFT HIM

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PARALYZED.

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>> BECAUSE IT WAS VERY

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DEVASTATING WHEN IT OCCURRED.

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REPORTER: OWNER, JENNIFER MEDEN,

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SAYS THE FUTURE LOOKED GRI

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YOU WERE CLOSE TO EUTHANIZING

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HIM.

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CORRECT.

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I WAS TOLD TO.

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IF THERE WAS NO IMPROVEMENT

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WITHIN 24 HOURS TO forty eight HOURS.

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REPORTER: BUT WITH STERIOD

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MEDICINE AND HELP FROM A LOCAL

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PET STORE, HELIOS GOT A SECOND

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CHANCE.

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HERE AT THE FEEDBACK TOP — PET

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SUPPLY, THEY HAVE EVERYTHING YOU

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WOULD EVER NEED FOR YOUR DOG.

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IT IS BEHIND THIS WALL THAT IS

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SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL THAT IS

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HELPING HIM WALK AGAIN.

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A DETERMINED DOG FOUND HIS LEG

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AGAIN IN THIS DOGGIE FITNESS

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POOL.

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A FORM OF SWIM THERAPY.

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SWIM COACH NIKKI ZANE SAYS HIS

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PROGRESS OVER THE PAST three MONTHS

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HAS BEEN REMARKABLE.

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AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SHE’S

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SEEN HIM ON ALL FOUR

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>> IT WAS AMAZING.

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I WASN’T SURE HE WAS GOING TO BE

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ABLE TO DO IT.

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HE DID IT.

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>> I FEEL LIKE I SAVED HIM.

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I FEEL LIKE — I ONE POINT IT

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WAS HOPELESS, AND I HAVE THIS

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HOPE.

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REPORTER: HOPE FOR HELIOS AND

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DREAMING OF THE DAY HE’LL BE

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CHASING SQUIRRELS AGAIN.

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IN MEQUON, HILLARY MINTZ, WISN

As soon as-paralyzed canine learns to stroll once more


Helios, a 6-yr-previous pitbull, was paralyzed in September after operating head first right into a fence whereas chasing a squirrel.

Nearing euthanization, the canine obtained a second probability and confirmed progress after receiving steroid drugs and assist from a Mequon pet retailer.

The decided boy discovered his legs once more throughout swim remedy and has made exceptional progress within the final three months.



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