Slightly sad dog

Slightly sad dog

Holly's intermittent limp in her left back leg has not gone away, so she spent the day at the vets today being sedated and xrayed to see if we can nail down a cause. The vet said her knee seems sound, so she doesn't think it's a torn ACL or a dislocating knee cap (which is good- both of those are expensive surgeries), and there is a little thickening in her hip which could lead to arthritis later but shouldn't be causing this now. So basically she's had a very expensive nap that hasn't really told us anything new… but we've ruled some stuff out, so that's good. The upshot is she's now on a heavy  antiinflammatory and 2 weeks of rest- no stairs, no walks off leash and nothing longer than round the block. This is going to be a long couple of weeks! I'm also going to put her on a stronger glucosamine  supplement as well and hopefully that will help heal whatever is causing this and then we can work her gently back up to normal activity. But for tonight she's still a bit dozy from the sedation so she just wants to sleep, poor girl 🙁


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