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.004005


16 thoughts on “COMPASSION

  1. lexitheschnauzer

    When I was looking for something to help Lexi’s sprained knee, I came across some great products in all different price ranges for torn cruciate ligaments. If it was right, I would be glad to mail it to you. Maybe you can check those out. They said they were good for both pre-and post-surgery. Sure hope she doesn’t need surgery!!

    1. corkscot Post author

      We are open to suggestions. It just happened all of a sudden. There was nothing in the road to cause a problem. It is not easy to keep them from running, jumping, or hopping.

    1. corkscot Post author

      She keeps on trying to do things. She never made a sound. I manipulated her foot and so did the vet. Not a sound from the girl. The Scotties are stoic.

  2. bentley2

    Oh no poor pup does not know why she is in prison. Sending lots of healing prayers for Shelby POTP. Hope she is back to doing zoomies all day soon.

    1. corkscot Post author

      It is really hard to explain the lack of freedom. She has had the run of the house since I got her at age 10 months. This is the saddest that I’ve seen her, but she went into the pen voluntarily. She must be very smart.


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