Crusoe the celebrity dachshund has been the star of the animal-loving side of YouTube for a long time. Donning many costumes and starring in many funny skits and videos, he’s gained fans worldwide. He seemed unstoppable – but then, it came crashing down when his family learned he’d need surgery.
Crusoe had developed IVDD, and it gave him severe difficulty walking. He had to go through surgery, but even after that, the road to healing was long and winding. He needed physical therapy, including daily stretches, assisted walking practice, electro acupuncture, water treadmills, and balance exercises.
But Crusoe has always had a strong, determined spirit. He never gave up – not even for a second. He can now walk and even run on his own again, and although he has lots more to do, he’s back on his feet and doing amazingly! This inspiring tale of the pup’s strength might just bring a tear to your eyes.
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