Yesterday I went to MY favorite Dogtor for my annual checkup and shots. They stole my blood, pocked me with needles and put drops in my nose and zapped me with an x-ray machine. Mom says they will help keep me safe for the next year so I guess it is worth it. My thyroid levels are holding steady with thanks to my medication but we did get some not so good news.
Dogtor W says I have the doggie equivalent of rheumatoid arthritis and it is now affecting all my joints and even my spine. Mom had noticed me getting stiffer and she was very worried about me slipping on the wood floors which I seem to be doing more and more. I have some new medication to try for the arthritis and will be getting a shot every 3 months that will also help. After the dogtors visit Mom said we needed to go to Petco to get some PAWS boots for me. Needless to say I wasn't at all interested in those - not when there was so many yummies to sniff and YES - we got plenty of those too :) :) Dogtor W said it was still okay for me to go adventuring but no really long ones anymore.
Oh dear we hope it helps. Peeps says now I am a senior I am not allowed to run around like a lunatic for hours on end. I have to pace myself. Drats what does she know? Glad all was well with everything else. Have a tremendous Thursday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Ah Reilly - that sucks. Me and Ruby both have arthritis, and we don't go on long walkies anymore either. Dad has put runners on our tile and wood floors just for me, cuz I was slippin' a lot. It really helped!ReplyDelete
Sitting in solidarity!
-Bart and Ruby
OMP (oh my pig!) I love the new little red booties. They are so fab! I bet you attract a lot of the ladies with those my friend. I need to come visit you so we can be babe magnets together. XOXO - BaconReplyDelete
Poking with ginormous needles is worth or sometimes. I got those boots that squeeze me tooReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
I hope the new meds and the shots will help you to hold that arthritis down. Are that chweingbones in the shelf behind you? Hope you got a big one :o)ReplyDelete
We hopes that you starts to feel better real soon, wesa don't haf any of those little red boots at ours house, but the grandmonsters do.ReplyDelete
Pawsome red booties! They look so sporty! Sorry to hear about the arthritis stuff. At least you can still go on some shorter adventures.ReplyDelete
Ah, the disadvantages of growing old...at least medicine has made great strides in helping us manage our dog's arthritis issues.ReplyDelete
Love those booties - I would never try those with Blueberry though. She'd revolt!
OH man Reilly, I'm so sorry to hear that. My husband has RA, so I know it can be really painful. I hope the new meds help you out and give you some relief.ReplyDelete
I LOVES your new booties Reilly!!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hears about your arthritis!
Butts, it sounds like your Moms and vettie have a good plan, and at least you still gets to go on the walkies to your park! Yea!
Don't like that idea about NO LONG ADVENTURES. But if it helps you you'd better listen.ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui
Paws were the only thing that stopped Bailey from going after his paw. He wore them once and just the threat of having them put back on has kept him from going after it again. I've been thinking about trying to find socks as I was concerned at how awkward he was with them on.ReplyDelete
We've been skirting around related issues with Bailey for a few years now. So far we've been able to deal with flare ups with meds and monthly chiro visits. I hope he adjusts to his new restrictions.
Oh dear. I guess you can work around that as long as the meds work well for you. Mom used to have a pup that needed meds for arthritis and it worked VERY well for him. BTW, did you know many doggie meds can be filled cheaper at Costco?ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
This arthritis thing doesn't sound very fun...but those red booties look like they might be!ReplyDelete
Stinks to hear about no more long adventures...but at least the short ones are still ok!
I got dat arthur-eye-tis guy too. Momma says I shouldn't be jumpin all over da place, but I don't listen. I just limp round after.ReplyDelete
you poor baby! I am hoping you aren't in pain, hopefully those shoes will help?ReplyDelete
The new booties are fab, Reilly. Maybe your Mum could get you a wagon for the long adventures but then there are adventures right in your own backyard.ReplyDelete
Awww man Reilly! That's not fun at all! I hope the pills and the shots help. And I know your Mom will still take you on shorter versions of adventures! Your boots are marvelous! They were made for walkin!ReplyDelete
We are sorry to hear about your diagnosis Reilly - we are keeping our paws crossed that the medicine and injections help relieve any discomfort you may be having.ReplyDelete
We're loving your new boots...very Dorothy and Ruby Slipper-esk ;-)
Wally & Sammy
You look very stylish in your boot, Reilly. We hope they help!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
Oh Reilly you poor pup...Doc has the old arfur-itis too and we inject him at home with Cartrophen when needed,,it does help him a lot..we also find swimming is a great way to get the exercise without the joints getting to pounded..sardines for Omega 3 and massages ..he is 12 this year and it's hard to not let him run like a nut..hes a foxie?????? either flat out or asleep!we will be checking in to see if your meds help and hope they do :) hugs Fozziemum xxxReplyDelete
Oh Dear Reilly-I hope the medicine takes away the pain. I am sorry…BUT the dogtor can help you.SO stay your amazing positive self!!!ReplyDelete
Oh Reilly I am so sorry to hear about the arthritis! I hope the meds help so you don't lose too much park time. Please take care! Love DollyReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about the arthritis! I hope the new meds and booties will help.ReplyDelete
I love that you are okays! Those peeps steal my bloods AND my poops!!ReplyDelete
Oh Reilly it would be nice if us dogs could find the fountain of youth and have no more creeky bones.ReplyDelete
Sweet William The Scot