Alex At The Vet – X-Rays And Dental Cleaning

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.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh poor Alex, please get well soon. All my best wishes for a fast recovery ;o)

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks a million for your kind words:)

  2. Great that Alex got a clean bill of health minus the injury. Know what you mean – it is so odd when one of the family is missing – everyone is discombobulated!

    1. Marcela says:

      You are so right. I went to pick her up and she was very “quiet”, the vet said the sedative has to wear off little by little. Even though she sleeps a lot now, I still love to see her white curled up body in her bed:) It makes me happy.

  3. newsferret says:

    Been trough that, do not panic it is simply a time factor even with old dogs.

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks and what a coincidence. The vet told me the same:)

  4. Will and Eko says:

    Glad to hear Alex got a clean bill of health – that’s great for an 11 year old pup! Now, the trick will be keeping her on a steady diet of R&R. Dogs aren’t the best at staying still…

    1. Marcela says:

      Oh boy, tell me about it. The good thing though is that she loves to sleep a lot therefore I think it’ll be ok. Of course, after a couple of days she will want to go and walk, but I need to follow the vet’s recommendation and keep her on bed rest.

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