Last week all the Porties saw the doctor and all had excellent checkups. The blood work was perfect on all six of them. I was ecstatic but I still had the big one coming up. Morgan!
Two years ago she tore her ACLs in both knees. She has arthritis in both back legs, hips and her left wrist. Her eyesight has been gradually diminishing for several years and at her last exam there was no pupil reaction.
So you can probably understand why I was apprehensive about her vet visit on Friday.
Her ears looked good and there was a response in her eyes. Dr B thinks she can probably see as well as a person wearing sunglasses at night. This is an improvement.
Although she still has her arthritis, she doesn't limp and she gets daily exercise, walking, some running with the other dogs and swimming in the summer. The doctor was amazed that she has actually gained muscle mass. She shows more muscle now than any time in the last four years. He says that's almost unheard of in a dog her age with her problems.
Two weeks ago we started reducing her anxiety meds and she's more alert and active. Though she's getting into a little trouble like shredding toilet paper, she's doing well and seems calm and happy on the reduced dosage.