Bedrest For Alex


Tomorrow, Friday, will be two months since Alex, per her vet’s advice, was put on limited walks and a lot of bedrest.  I was hoping that she’d be ready to go for our nice long walks, but a couple of days ago she started to limp again.  The limping lasted a couple of hours and after that it went away.  I called the vet and I was told to take her back for an appt. next week.


I did a bit of research on pet hydrotherapy and I’ll be talking about it with Alex’s vet next week to see if this would be something that she can try to build muscle around the affected area.

Alex will be 11 years old on May 5th and I am planning to pamper my girl that day, but I also know that she has different needs that a young dog so she’ll stay with short walks until I talk to the vet next week.  If you have tried hydrotherapy with your dog(s), I’d love to get your input.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy birthday Alex!

  2. crystalpegasus1 says:

    My dog Panzer has a neurological issue, likely a spinal trauma (they think probably in his neck but it’s hard to tell without an MRI). He gets acupuncture and it really helps! They also do hydrotherapy at the place he gets acupuncture and I have been talking with them about getting Panzer in some sessions after he’s got some more acupuncture under his belt. Another option to consider!

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks. I’ll ask the vet about acupuncture during our next week’s appt. I completely forgot about it.

  3. All my best wishes for you, Alex, please get well soon.

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks. You are so sweet:)

  4. edjessie says:

    I hope she will recover soon.

  5. newsferret says:

    It works well, our Boxer underwent it after a leg operation.

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks for your input:)

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