Hi everyone- My sweet 11 year old had an acute spinal cord injury last Sunday (no fracture- thank goodness). Her hind legs and tail are currently paralyzed, but she's doing well. Slowly getting little leg movements- eating lots and finally drinking water of her own free will this morning. I'm looking for a little help with keeping her rear end clean. She urinates and and defecates on her own (with a little trouble- assuming that's the pain meds), but is doing so on her towel palate that I've made her. I change it frequently, mostly when helping her change the side she's laying on to prevent sores. My concern is that she's wet most of the time and, though I clean her as often as possible, I'm worried about a UTI prolonging her healing process. Does anyone have any advice about cleaning her? I have wipes (hypoallergenic) that I use, but have used a warm cloth as well to try to keep her as clean as possible and dry it with a towel after. She urinates frequently due to the steroids and muscle relaxers. Thanks in advance for any help! This has been pretty traumatic for me (and I know for her) so even just some positive words/encouragement would be incredibly appreciated. She's not acting like she's ready to give up and I'm desperate to keep her as comfortable and clean as possible. Thank you!