Vets Should Give Frequent-Flier Miles

Hope, home from chemotherapy, wants some quiet time.

The sick-call roster is improving.

After an exam by a specialty veterinarian, Jake may not have a torn ACL.

Monday, the day of his appointment, Jake started walking normally. It reminded me of when you take your car to the mechanic, and the car does not have the problem when the mechanic checks it.

The vet and his intern each examined Jakes legs and back. Jake could have a tiny tear, or he could have had a sprain. They did feel a bit of swelling. So, Jake is on restricted activity for two more weeks. Once he is back to normal, we are to look for him favoring the leg.

Some breeds of dogs are prone to kneecap slippage, but the vet did not think Jake had this. At Jake’s age, 12, and never having had a problem with that, it is not a concern.

Hope had chemotherapy on the same day too. She did well and seemed pleased her siblings had accompanied her. She has lost nearly all her beard and mustache. He eyes look so much bigger and shine brightly against her pink skin.

Windy went along for the ride. Ever watchful, she made sure everyone knew she was there. This former showgirl loves an audience.

Jake patiently waits for his exam.

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About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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