she does ambulate. kind of drags her right foot. yelped when I picked her up, especially tender rt chest area at times. she will have spasms and her whole body shakes. she will lay and wag her tail and raise her eyebrows when she sees one of us. allows us to give her droppers of h2o or powerade. she does seems to have full rom at times and then again not at others. it is hit or miss. does not seem skeletal.
front paw and back slightly, but really favors the rt. almost mimics neuromuscular issues. No bite marks noted or scabs. She is white and light red. the lethargy worries me. still urinating and drinking water on her own.
thank you. we will have her rechecked by our vet on Monday, just had her there Thursday. what can we do in the mean time? I don't have straight narcotic - just combo vicodin and vicoprofen. I do have ec aspirin and I have prednisone 10mg (left over from bout of poison ivy) any recommendations
i understand that you cannot prescribe without an exam, but with steroid treatment what do they hypothetically administer as a dose
your advice has been most helpful and reassuring ... we have spoken to a local kennel as well
she was put to sleep may 1st after repeat visit to our local vet. they did blood work and cxr and abdominal xray. her renal functions were off the chart including phosphorus. basic chemistry was okay: Na, K,Cl & CO2. glucose was 577 with no oral intake for over 24hrs. she began vomiting Monday and then would only take a few sips of h2o but nothing else. The vet recommended ultrasound to check for congenital defect and overnight stay with hydration, send home on pain/sedation(not eating or drinking) or putting her to sleep. I made the very difficult decision to put her to sleep and then she started to dry heave and became tremulous and I left the room. Your attempt to assist without physical exam was not the issue, it was our vet who dropped the ball last week when he did not do blood work before she got that bad. $525 later and I lost the best dog I have ever had in my life.