Last Updated on January 16, 2023 by Pets Feed
The affection, connection, and loyalty that develops between a caregiver and their pup are capable of overcoming any kind of adversity. And when it comes to illness, owners know they need to be there for their pets.
However, some dogs are born with strange and complex conditions, in which one often wonders if they can function normally throughout their lives.
German shepherd puppy overcoming paralysis melts hearts
One such case is that of Ricky, a German Shepherd puppy born with a type of paralysis that did not allow him to move his hind legs.
According to information from Newsweek, this dog had to crawl on the ground when he was a puppy, because his paws did not react. Despite this, his owner decided she was going to stay by his side and help him with his treatment.
The vets weren’t sure if Ricky would be able to recover and learn to walk, but they decided to use whatever means necessary.
Ricky’s condition made his hind legs stiff, unable to move them. This strange disease attacks the adductor muscles of the thighs of puppies. Specialists explain that it is defined as a “neurological mutation deformity”.
Once diagnosed, her journey from there was intense. Ricky had to overcome many obstacles, one of which was to rehabilitate himself through hydrotherapy and get his legs moving again.
There is no medicine or surgery to repair the muscles, so the dog’s recovery was almost miraculous.
Ricky’s owners left him in the hands of top professionals, who applied intense hydrotherapy sessions and motivated him to stay active. After a year, the puppy learned to walk again and can now move its paws.
Ricky’s gift has moved a large chunk of TikTok users as they can verify that he can run, jump and play like any other healthy pup.
Images: TikTok @rockyivanov
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