A friend in NC wrote this about a dog she is adopting:
He has had some rehab & was making progress, but is no longer going while in UT.Carl is a 2 year old lab who had surgery for a spinal tumor. The tumor was found to be benign, but the surgery has left Carl paralyzed. I really want to have Carl see a neurologist and then get him rehabilitation.
Two year old Labrador who developed ataxia a year ago. With an MRI, a spinal tumor was discovered which was surgically biopsied in February 2009 and found to be benign. After surgery, Carl was paralyzed and unable to control his bowels or bladder. By a couple of weeks post surgery Carl was able to control his bladder and bowels and able to feel his toes and wag his tail. Carl has been to rehabilitation and is now able to stand with assistance, but unable to walk without a wheelchair.
We are looking into the possibility of flying him on PetAirways--but he would still need to get to Denver to depart and then get to NC from Washington, DC.
I'm a bit scared to put a special needs dog of this size on a regular commercial airline trip in cargo.