Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lame dogs update

Megan just jumped onto the couch without hesitation so whatever was bothering her has been resolved.  After looking closely at Shelby I discovered a big (not deep) scratch on the inside of her right thigh.  I am pretty confident that is the problem.  

Two lame dogs

Well, just before we’re going to leave on vacation (Wednesday morning we’re headed for Hawaii) both our dogs decided to come up lame.  Yesterday when Megan jumped up on the couch with me she yelped.  Now she won’t jump up on the bed or couch.  Otherwise, she seems fine.  No limping.  She can run and wrestle.  She just won’t jump.  This morning, Shelby stopped putting any weight on her right hind leg.  She is just hopping around on three legs.  She is not crying.  She seems her happy self.  She is eating food and treats just fine.  She jumps up and down off of things, but just continues to favor the leg.  I have given them both doses of baby aspirin and am watching for now.  If this is still happening on Monday it’s off to the vet.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Still no daycare clearance for Shelby

I am starting to believe that Shelby will NEVER have a clear stool sample so she can go to daycare.  First it was whipworm, then oocytes.  Now it’s giardia.  Ugh!  I have to go pick up some medication for both dogs after work tonight.  Shelby is always asymptomatic.  I would never know she had an infection if I didn’t bring in a stool sample.  She had her physical on Monday and came through with flying colors.  Even got a perfect body score.