Yesterday we took four of our dogs to the vet! Ginger,Squirt,Sparky and Tuppence.We chose to go to a different vet,as ours really had no idea what was going on with Ginger or Squirt..Ginger still continued excessive drooling,panting and appeared in pain. Squirt had started having spasms,not sure what else to call them really. He suddenly goes rigid in his neck and screams with pain if touched,it doesn't last for too long,maybe 10 minutes.He has been on two courses of cortisone,whilst on it ,he doesn't get it,but as soon as we stop, he starts again.
We travelled a little further to see the other vet,but it was worth it.
First he looked at Tuppence,I had found a couple of lumps on her belly,but he has assured us they are just fatty lumps,so nothing to worry about there!
Then he looked at Sparky,he gave him a complete going over,and he has severe athritis in his hips and spine,our poor little boy. He is taking Rimadyl for that and it appears to be working quite well.He has his new help em up harness coming soon,so that should help as well.
Next was Squirt,the vet also examined Squirt very thoroughly,bent him,twisted him,I had to look away more than once,but he never made a peep. So typical! He has to have an xray next. He thinks he could have a herniated disc in his neck. If the xray shows nothing then its a MRI or CAT scan! Squirt is overweight and I am sure this doesn't help,but he is so greedy,is very difficuklt to keep him on a diet! Even if anything gets dropped on the floor,he is always the first there!
Now poor old Ginger,he had to be sedated to be examined as usual,he had a good look in his mouth and found a further two rotten teeth that our vet had missed.So they put him under anethestic and removed them,they also did a blood test to see if his liver was OK,as prolonged use of Luminale can cause liver damage,but thankfully that was fine. So hopefully we have now go to the bottom of Gingers complaint,oh I do hope so!
Until the next time