Sunday, June 09, 2013

BACK UPDATE

Lady took me to a new vet in our 'hood. It's a chain, Max Vets. We took a bicycle rickshaw because it is very close but much too hot to walk. Lady carried me out to the main road to catch the rickshaw. We had a lady vet. I liked her okay until she examined me and touched my owie. I snapped at her and yelped quite loudly. I had to let her know what was bothering me. I had two x-rays, which were very uncomfortable. I had to lie on my back and the assistant held my legs. I mad eit through that one but then the technician wanted another one. A different assistant held my legs and pulled them down to the table. I cried loudly, and this time Lady snapped at the assistant! She scolded him for causing me more pain.
The vet said my spine is fine. The problem is in my hips. She said it due to age -degenerative arthritis most likely. She put me on an anti-inflamatory, bone supplement, and a joint supplement. Lady asked about changing my food back to Royal Canin Mini Adult. The vet said that would be best. I really like it, but it is more than four times the cost of my Pedigree. Lady says I am worth it. 
I am a but fluffy -I weigh 10.5 kgs. I need to be under 9. 
Lady had already restricted my movement, but the vet echoed that. Lady got my crate down but I haven't been in it yet.  The anti-inflamatory feel better pill helped me. My bill was $65, but $28 of that was for the food. Lady was pleased. I am all up to date on my immunizations, and I got wormed. I also had my nails trimmed. They muzzled me and I did not like that one tiny bit.
Tomorrow we are going to Aunt Sarah, Uncle John, and Marisa's good-bye party. We're having chicken biriyani. Lady brought back lots of thank-you goodies. Lady goes away and always comes back, so maybe Marisa will, too.

9 comments:

  1. That's one cheap visit! I hope you feel better. Do you have somewhere you can swim? Swimming is great for arthritis and weight loss.
    Nola

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  2. Oh Marley, that's not the news we wanted to hear, but am VERY thankful it is NOT your back. That's pawsome that the feel better pills seem to be helping. We hope that in time, the "vitamins" will help also. (My Dr. put me on Ventri-disc. He said it will help to keep my back and joints limber. It is very expensive but so far it seems to be helping.) We will keep our paws crossed for your continue improvement.

    It's NO fun at all when the Vet hurts you like that and hearing that upset us very much.

    Hope that you feel better for the party for Marisa tomorrow. Be sure to give her loads of kisses.

    Love Ya Marley!

    Lily Belle

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  3. We're happy it isn't your spine, even if it is arthritis. Hopefully it can be managed and not cause you problems.

    We hope you get a little of that chicken. AND that Marisa comes back one day.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  4. We were very sorry to hear you have been in pain, Marley. We hope the pills continue to make you feel better.

    Sometimes getting old for a dog is not such an easy thing and arthritis can be a most painful part of it.

    All good wishes for a pain free recovery,

    Stella and Zkhat

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  5. Marley so glad you are OK and the pills and food we hope will make you feel better. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Marley, I am glad you spine is ok. We will pray that the vitamins and meds will give you some relief. Arthritis is not fun for humans or fur friends. Have fun at Marisa's party. So glad you had a good vet to go to and that she was able to find the problem.

    Anne

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  7. Bruce9:35 AM

    Glad your Mommy is back! Dear heavenly Father touch Marley's body & restore his hip joints, in Jesus name. Amen

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  8. Take care Marley. And don't let the Delhi heat get to you. - Roy & Shefali

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  9. Have joy at Marisa's party. So glad you had a good vet to go to and that she was able to find the problem. . Challenge coins

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