According to his mom, Cyrus the Pitbull loves absolutely everyone he meets, maybe with the exception of their mailman. He's a sweet boy with a huge heart, so it's no surprise that he was selected as one of the winners of this year's Walkin' Pets calendar contest!
In June 2020, Cyrus suddenly lost the ability to use his back legs due to neurological issues. His veterinarian recommended we put him down since according to them he would have no qualify of life and there was no surgery or hope to better his situation.
Thankfully after discovering Walkin’ Pets, and also much trail an error creating our own diapers that would work for him, Cyrus is able to live happily without even realizing his disabled half the time. We never take any day for granted with our happy, sweet boy. Often others commend us for being willing to take care or him since he is so much work, but they have no idea how much he contributes to our quality of life.
His happy attitude and infectious smile is a constant reminder and lesson that no matter what hardships or limitations life may bring, there’s always a way and reason to smile. Thank you Walkin’ Pets for giving special needs dogs like Cyrus a chance to live their best lives!
Pitbull Mobility Problems
Cyrus isn't alone, mobility loss is a common issue among Pit bulls. Neurological disorders are becoming more common among the Pitbull breed, but there are many other mobility conditions than can make it difficult for a Pitbull to stand and walk on their own.
Common Pitbull Leg Conditions
Some of the most common conditions that impact a Pitbull's hind legs include:
- Knee problems
- Hip Dysplasia
- Balance problems
- Hind leg weakness
Pit Bull Neurological Disorders
Neural disease that impacts the brain or spinal nerves can greatly impact a Pit bull's ability to exercise and maintain an active lifestyle. Some of the most common neurological disorders include:
- Cerebellar Hypoplasia
- Cerebellar Cortical Disintegration
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis or NCL