Posted By: DarkEyes
Abbey's evaluation - 03/17/19 11:08 AM
We had Abbey boarded with our vet while we went on spring break vacation. Normally we'd leave her with a neighbor, but we felt better having her stay at the vet where she can be watched by her favorite technician and their schedule will help her be on schedule, and her lack of eating will be monitored. The positive thing is she actually ate while we were gone! We asked that she be evaluated as she recently started licking at her right front leg and her right hip area. I thought she was hurting. They did X-rays on her which showed she definitely has arthritis on her back and her leg, and she has confirmed hip dysplasia with NO cushioning . But she is so playful and loves her walks so we are doing something right so far with her still playing and not limping. The last 2 separate snow days we had she did not slow down, but did sleep hard. Vet did not recommend a change in her prescription medicine or the supplements but gave us recommendations when she does have a bad day. I'm hopeful with a few extra days of TLC to help the hotspots forming that these will go away. It's bad on her left side but it's our fault we let that spot get bad. With my oldest being 6 yrs old he can be an extra pair of hands around the house and help take care of things and make it easier to ensure top care for Abbey. She's been such a great dog keeping my kids safe I want to repay her by keeping her comfortable and happy.