I'm feeling a bit sad and worried this evening. My best furry running buddy has been limping since last Friday's hike. Ozzy has had a bit of limping trouble a couple times now, but this time it's just not going away so I took him to the vet today. Senario #1: (crossing fingers for this one, it's the lesser of the two evils) he has soft tissue damage that will heal with total rest. Senario #2: (what the vet seems to think is most likely *sigh*) he has elbow dysplasia. After a couple of xrays and an hour and a half long vet visit I was sent home with strict rest orders for Ozzy. No running, jumping or other rambunctiousness for three weeks (Now that is a tall order!). So, only time will tell at this point. No fun at all. So, for at least the next three weeks human running buddies only.
Elbow Dysplasia in dog
He's had to stay in his kennel a lot because I can't make him stop running and jumping around! :( I hope he gets better soon!Delete