Yesterday, while on a walk with Alex, Walter and Gir, I noticed that she started to limp. We went straight home and I got her to go to bed right away. I looked at her right front leg and it seemed fine, but I made an appt. with the vet to get it checked out.
Today, at 7:30am I dropped her off at the vet’s office for x-rays along with a dental cleaning. The vet called and said that she probably has what it’s called a soft tissue injury which requires 4-6 weeks or longer to completely heal.
He also said that although she is almost 11 years old, everything looks good on her ekg, blood work, and the x-rays do not show arthritis. In other words, my girl, Alex, for her age is in really good shape, but he recommended the following:
- Very limited movement for the next 10 days
- After that, walking to a minimal for 4-6 weeks or longer
- Start her on omega-3 capsules
- Rejuvenate – some sort of supplement I need to get from the vet
I can’t wait to pick her up this afternoon. I am so glad I have Walter and Gir staying with us to make me company. I don’t know about you, but my home seems empty without a dog, specially without my Alex.