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    Mack is almost eight and 1/2 years old. Five years ago we discovered his bottom 2 vertabra were fused and the 3rd one was in the process. Now his spine is a fused mess. About a year ago Mack started having trouble jumping up on the couch--sometimes he wouldn't make it and fall backwards. He didn't want us to lift him or assist him in any way. I put a Rubbermaid stool by the couch for him and he actually used it for a while. Lately I've seen him crouch way down, get a push off his front legs and a little off his back legs and make it up on the couch and/or recliner with no problem. I am very pleased that he has figured out how to use the power in his front legs to compensate for the lack of strength in his hindquarters.

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    What an adorabull pic of him. He looks like a real cuddle bug . We tried steps for HRH to get on our bed and she didn't want anything to do with them.

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    Oh, yay for Mack. I think it's a combination of that bulldog determination and natural intelligence! I Mack. Good job!!




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    Yes that bully determination. What an adorable picture and a wonderful story. Thanks for Sharing

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    Good job Mack, like the pic to, he's a handsome boy.
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    What a sweet face..... they are stubborn little buggers -- good for him!

    I believe we are heading that way with Banks -- she has three fused vertebra at this time she gets a 35 minute laser treatment once a week to help 'warm' the cells and lessen the swelling. It really does help as we see a difference in what she will and will not do when we are off the treatments.
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    Amazing indeed! That picture is SOOOO cute!!! He looks much younger than 8.5 yrs old!

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    What a brave and beautiful boy. That picture is a keeper and yes he doesn't look his age at all. Sending hugs and kisses to Mack.
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    What a great picture! It is amazing sometimes what they will figure out.

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    @Alice Kable and @2BullyMama - how does this fused spine thing happen? Poor babies.
    I am delighted that Mack has adapted. It's amazing to me what they will do to get/go to/chase something they WANT to....but when it's a request.....um...not so much. LOL

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    @Vicaroo1000, it is genetic. Mack has always sat "sidesaddle"; at about age 2 he started lifting up a hind leg when he sat. @2BullyMama I have not heard of laser treatments on the spine but will ask my vet. I can see where that would help Mack.

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    Oh my gosh that pic is ADORABLE!!!!! I agree he doesnt look like an 8 yr old at all.

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