Dog paralyzed by deer walks again

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A dog paralyzed after it was kicked in the head by a deer can walk again with the help of puppy rehab (KTRK)

A dog named Leah was kicked in the head by a deer one day, but was healing well. That is, until she just stopped moving.

The 4-year-old border collie was left partially paralyzed after the encounter, but got moving again with the help of some veterinarians at University of California, Davis. They performed surgery to reattach parts of Leah's spine.

Leah's owner said she was faced with the possibility that her dog would be paralyzed forever. Recalling a moment with the dog's surgeon, she said, "I said to him, 'Do you think my dog will ever walk again?' And he said, 'If your dog walks again, it'll be the biggest feat of my residency,' which is not a comforting statement."

However, Leah did learn to walk again with the help of water therapy. She can also move her head and stand on all fours.

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