On our first walk of the day on Saturday, Shelby pulled up lame in the middle of a cross walk. She refused to walk. It was difficult to get her home. Sidney walks with her and he was not being cooperative. On getting her home, I went through her pads and checked her nails. There was no visible problem. I called the vet and we went in for an appointment. She was unable to put any weight on her rear left foot.
Our regular vet was not in the office and we met her new associate. He said that it appeared that Shelby had torn a ligament. He gave her pain meds and said that we should have a consult with an orthopedic doctor. He also said that she should stay off her feet.
This has been a challenge. Shelby and Sophie play Zoomies all day long. I’ve had to block her ability to get on and off of the furniture. This has not worked very well. I put up an e-pen to keep her in one place. She hasn’t been restrained since her first few days in the house. When I am home, she can roam. Sidney felt compassion for her and joined her in the open x-pen.
We are going to the ortho. doctor on Thursday. Results to follow.