Hi it’s Charly, KOIT's proud #CrazyCatLady & avid dog lover. When I’m not hanging with my five furry family members, I’m volunteering with animals, enjoying a Bay Area microbrew or touring a dog-friendly vineyard. >^..^<
Dog Days of Surgery, Part 2
by Charly Kayleposted Jul 8 2014 12:30PM
Sasha at the vet
Sasha starts her treatment protocol for severe elbow dysplasia (see Dog Days of Surgery, Part 1) at her veterinarian, Healthy Pets in West Portal in San Francisco, with 2-3 laser treatments per week, to bring down her pain and joint inflammation.
Treatment doesn't hurt, but she isn't thrilled to have to sit still. She is very fond of all the vet techs, though!
Check out the line-up of medicine to make her feel better, after unknowingly tearing up her elbow for so long.
Yes those are needles, and yes I have to give her weekly shots of Adequan. (Unless I want to pay extra for the vet to give her each shot. That's ok, I can handle that myself.) Keeping track of which meds are given 1x a day, 2x a day, with food, without food, etc etc is really "fun".
Thank goodness Sasha loves car rides, especially if that means swinging by the store after the vet. Although she is of no help loading and unloading the groceries, even when they're for her!
ON STRIKE! Sasha refuses to clean the house now, citing health concerns. I must now pay her workman's comp, even though her condition is from birth. Oh well , she was a terrible maid anyway. Her built-in feather-duster-tail destroyed more items than it ever cleaned. Love her!