Dusty: Puppy suffers from Swimmer's Sydrome


Meet Mick, a Boston terrier who was turned over to Rochester, NY's Mia Foundation when he was six weeks old. Mick was suffering from Swimmer Puppy Syndrome, in which splayed legs prevent the animal from even sitting or standing. The group, which takes in animals with birth defects that might otherwise be euthanized, the little dog had a lot of fight in him as he went through intense therapy, that included having him propped up with his legs taped in the proper position. But mostly, he spent a lot of time working his legs in the tub suspended from a harness. Just sleeping on his side was a major breakthrough. But the hourly therapies worked: Mick is now able to walk.

It might look clumsy, but it's a whole new world for Mick. 

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Jacinto site profile image  

7/29/13 10:21 PM by Jacinto

The vet doesn't have him on any prescription treatment for his mobility issue which is caused by a large fatty tumor on his hip and not arthritis. Only medication he has him on is Theophyllin for his breathing problems. I give him GLC1000 on my own though and it seems to help some

Freeman site profile image  

7/29/13 5:04 PM by Freeman

I'm so happy for Mick! But it's also super sad about all the other ones who are just put down because of this condition.  

B_Goetz site profile image  

7/29/13 4:28 PM by B_Goetz

I see no indication that swimmer puppies necessarily don't have testicles. I won't even bother responding to the childish bits.

BadRed site profile image  

7/29/13 4:26 PM by BadRed

For the record, I have no idea whether swimmer puppy syndrome is caused by a lack of testicles. However, b_goetz posting condition certainly is.

ZeRoTZ site profile image  

7/29/13 4:03 PM by ZeRoTZ


smth416 site profile image  

7/29/13 3:47 PM by smth416

ouch. Doubt B_Goetz will show his ugly, womanish face in the thread again.

BadRed site profile image  

7/29/13 2:21 PM by BadRed

Maybe if you weren't so busy being stupid you might learn that dogs are afflicted with the Swimmer Puppy disorder as a result of a lack of hormones brought on by a lack of testicles. The lack of testicles also brings on an inability of the dog to breed.Since you also suffer from a lack of testicles you should already know that breeding is not an option.

HITMAN DAN DIAZ site profile image  

7/29/13 2:14 PM by HITMAN DAN DIAZ

go mick im out !

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7/29/13 2:07 PM by mmafan1015


smth416 site profile image  

7/29/13 1:51 PM by smth416

Not reading your retarded essay.why dont you lick our collective ballsacks?