Woman succeeds to make her paralyzed dog move after intensive efforts in Turkey’s Zonguldak
AA photoA 50-year-old woman has succeeded to make her paralyzed dog walk again with her husband’s medicines in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak.
The heartwarming story of Ayten Oktay and her paralyzed dog started in the middle of 2015 when a stray dog had given birth in the backyard of Oktay’s house. Oktay, living with her husband who is a farmer, her son and her daughter-in-law, adopted nine puppies the stray dog gave birth to. But one puppy, Pamuk (Cotton), stood out and became a family member in a short time.
But Pamuk became paralyzed when he was only three months old, losing its ability to walk and see. Oktay sent eight of the puppies – except Pamuk – to an animal shelter in Zonguldak’s Alaplı district.
“Pamuk was very beautiful and so endearing, I could not send it to the shelter,” she said.
A vet had told them that he could start treatment but was not hopeful of the situation.
Oktay later decided to treat Pamuk herself with a medicine that her husband started taking for a stroke he suffered in 2009.
She began putting grinded pills into milk and made Pamuk drink it, while also making sure he did little exercises on a regular basis.
Pamuk began recovering, with its back feet starting to move and its eyes seeing again.
“There is a problem in its spinal cord. If it undergoes medical operation it will fully recover. All I want is to see my dog walk,” she said.
Oktay also noted that her husband had recovered after the same treatment.
“My husband suffered a brain stroke. He could not speak or walk. But now he is fine. I then realized that both had suffered the same thing. So I gave honey and vitamin pills to Pamuk. I am trying to make it walk three times a day and make sure he exercises a little,” she added.