This is Lucky with his dress on.
This was created with a sock for therapy to take
the pressure off of Lucky's chest.
BELOW IS THE SOCK METHOD OF SAVING A PUPPY
From Jenny Clark:
"Use a sock that is as wide across when laying
flat as the puppy is wide across the back when standing normally. (The
size will depend on the size of the puppy and will need to be changed as
the puppy grows. I started with kid socks).
Lay the sock flat, cut two holes in the toe of
the sock. The holes should be a size to hold the sock just below the elbow
comfortably. ( Too tight may cut off circulation, too loose will go above
the elbows and not do what it is supposed to do.) The width is very important
because it is what keeps the legs pulled down.
While the sock is still flat, cut down the middle
starting from the open end and stop before you get to the end leaving enough
uncut to reach the bottom of the chest to just below the elbows.
Tie the sock across the back of the shoulders
and either tie the sock around the midsection or close with a loose, but
snug rubber band. Do this without cutting off the puppy's circulation,
but tight enough so he cannot wiggle out of it.
Stuff the sock with cotton balls between the legs
and around the side of the legs. Stuff the cotton under the puppy's belly.
Experiment and see what works best for you.
The puppy may still roll up on its stomach but
the cotton and elbows should be holding the puppy OFF his chest. Don't
worry about the rear end, it will correct itself as the chest comes down."
This may take one day to two weeks, depending
on how bad your puppy is.
This is the method used on Lucky. His chest
is dropping, his ribs rounding and he is walking all over like a normal
puppy! Thanks to Jenny, Lucky has a chance to lead a normal life.
Thank you Jenny this will help a lot of people
save their puppies
I received this email letter from Pauline
Wood and she writes
I would like to thank you at Oak Ridge Cockers for
saving the life of one little black and white English Cocker Spaniel .
I have only had my computer 2 months , so to find information that would
help me cure a swimmer puppy , when no one here knew what to do , I find
truly amazing . I thank you from the bottom of my heart . I see Sophie
at 7 weeks old , running around with her litter mates , when at 2 weeks
old she faced no life at all . Once again thank you , and from now on a
pair of children's socks will be part of my Cocker kit .
Best regards , and keep up the good work
Pauline Wood , Pawone English Cockers .