Okay first I would like to thank our friend Jodi for leaving me a message inquiring about me since I haven’t been around for a while; that was so sweet. I am okay I’ve just been very busy with the dogs/puppies, work, dogs/puppies, school, dogs/puppies…do you see a trend here
Second, I had to take Maia to the vet today to have her left front leg checked out. It started a couple days ago when I heard her yelp and then she was limping and favoring that leg. I kept an eye on her the next couple days and she seemed fine but then last night as I was getting everyone ready to go down for the night she yelped again and ran from the other dogs and was holding the foot up. I checked her over thoroughly again and couldn’t see anything and after a couple minutes she seemed fine again. Well this continued off and on throughout the rest of the night and this morning; a yelp then a limp and favoring that leg then after a few minutes just fine. So off to the vet we went this morning to get it checked out; Dr Adler checked her over and did some ROM (range of motion) on the left leg and it appears to be in her shoulder. She probably did something to it while rough housing with Titan. She is on crate rest for the next few days with pain medication (Carprofen 75mg) once a day; if it doesn’t improve she will have to go back in for x-rays to see what is going on. Dr Adler didn’t want to do them now because she wanted to start with a less invasive treatment since in order to get good views she will have to really manipulate the shoulder which is not comfortable for a dog especially a puppy so they have to be sedated.
I’m hoping with the crate rest and pain med she will be much better in the next few days. It is going to be interesting with a puppy on crate rest who would rather be running and romping with her brother. I will keep everyone posted on her progress.
Waiting to be seen
Checking things out
Is it my turn yet mom
After her exam