Talking to your dog can be a mental activity. A canine who has suffered a significant stroke and been rendered paralyzed may never recover full use of their body but their mind most likely will be still be intact. The sound of your voice stimulates their mental capacity. Talk to your dog, pet them, and love them. Hold a chew toy in your hand and encourage them to take a few chews like a puppy. You can even hand feed them treats while you carry on a dialogue. A dog usually bonds so closely with their owner that just having their beloved human talk to them is often enough to make their day a little bit happier and keep them mentally sharp.
Even if your dog has suffered from a stroke they will still want to go for walk. Once your veterinarian gives the okay, it is time to grab the leash and enjoy the great outdoors. If your dog cannot readily walk without a wheelchair then take the wheelchair. Some dogs must also be pushed in strollers after a stroke. No matter how your pooch gets around, it is a wonderful and invigorating experience simply to get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air. Your dog will feel better and probably suffer less significant bouts of depression if they can enjoy the great outdoors.