The Stanny Diaries is a dog blog with a special interest in caring for disabled dogs—emotionally, financially and practically. You'll find drama, intrigue, product reviews, Pet Hacks, stories about poop, resources, cute pictures, videos, and general awesomeness (on Stan's part, not mine).
We started The Stanny Diaries to connect with other pet owners facing the challenges of caring for a disabled or special needs dog. We hope that by sharing what we've learned through trial and error we can help other dog owners save time, stress and worry trying to figure out what their options are when their dog becomes disabled.
One case of Intervertebral disc disease
Two ruptured discs
Re-learned how to walk twice
One bulging disc
One dental surgery
Two fatty lipomas
Two bouts of tick disease (Lyme and Ehrlichia)
A heart murmur
One stint in veterinary physical therapy and hydrotherapy
A skin infection and bladder stones.
Stan's file reads like a veterinary text book, but he's remarkably resilient, mobile and healthy--go figure.
Stan is an 8 year old Pekingese with intervertebral disc disease. He's a resilient little guy who is very happy and loved. He enjoys rides in the car, eating grass, and sunspots. He does not enjoy puppies. And don't even think about telling him what to do.
Stan's people, Erin and Scott, do their best to take good care of him and always put his quality of life first. Erin is a graduate student, loves dogs, and is a board member and volunteer for Fairy Dogparents. She's also certified in Pet CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross. Scott works in technology sales, likes making hot sauce, and is a former dog-walker.