Goofy dog

Goofy dog

Holly has been favoring her left back leg again so, even though we couldn’t find anything obvious wrong but as she was due for a shot anyway, I took her to the vet today. Apart from her pads being cracked a bit she couldn’t see anything wrong either so she’s going to see if there’s anything in her regular blood tests (which she was due for anyway) as she had a tick-borne infection a while ago which could present as muscle ache- though it would be odd for it to flare up in this cold weather.
Other than that she just recommended we scale back on the walks a bit while it’s still so icy out, so rather than go to the woods we’ve just done the loop down to the high school and back on the leash. It’s just under a mile and with the nervous energy she burnt off being in the vet’s office I think that should be good for today (and at least I’ve still had some exercise). She did say that Holly has put on a few pounds- not much and it’s not unexpected in the cold weather- but I think we do need to scale back a little on the treats and the odd bits of cheese she gets from Jackie 🙂

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