^ That's what I was thinking... most dogs don't get enough exercise, but maybe she's getting too much lol. Glad she's doing better!
I'm not sure if your insurance pays all the cost of vet visits or what your "co-pay" is. But i've always taken my Chi to Banfield (in PetSmart) and had him enrolled in their wellness plan and have enrolled Sadie as well now. They don't do exlusions based on breed or size. All vaccines/boosters and 2 yearly check-ups/blood panels are included in the base plan, then it tiers up for an included teeth cleaning, and they have packages to get the dog spayed or neutered. The cost of the vet visits themselves are always waived for anything you go in for and you just pay for Rx's or extra items like xrays and such but at a 15% discount. You might want to look into it if you are paying a lot as it is now anyway.Aspen is at the vet right now getting x-rays done on her leg. She was limping last week, but it seemed to go away so I was hoping she just "tweaked" something. Yesterday she played at the dog park for 45 min in the morning and then we did a 1 hr leashed walk in the late afternoon (a very light day of exercise for her), and when we got home from her afternoon walk she ate her dinner standing on 3 legs. Uh oh. I did some essential oil therapy on her, but she just mostly slept all night. This morning she seemed fine, we went for a (very cold) bike ride and then she went to the park for an hour and didn't seem in pain at all. What the heck is up??? She's a very tough little dog and never shows any signs of being in pain no matter what's going on, so I decided to take her in to get checked out. I'd rather be safe than sorry! I'll let you know what's up once I hear back from the vet.
Oh, and by the way, don't get pet insurance with PetSecure!! I just got a letter in the mail that they did some sort of risk analysis and because Aspen has a certain number of claims, they've reduced her coverage from 80% to 70%. WTF? I pay higher premiums for her because she's a boxer, they do that with breeds that are a greater risk for having health problems, so why do I also deserve to get paid out at less too?? Jerks. Once we figure out what is up with her leg and have Petsecure pay for it, we're switching over to Trupanion. Aparently if your dog is "high risk" enough they can decrease your pay out to 50%!! I know that car insurance companies do stuff like this, but if you get in a bunch of accidents it's because you're a terrible driver! My dog doesn't go to the vet because I've done anything wrong, I just so happened to have adopted a defective dog!!
Yup, there are two dog chiro's in the city that I know of. I've never been to them, but I know of someone who takes their dog fairly frequently as he was born with some sort of back issue.Aw.. Poor girl! Do you know of any animal chiropractors in the city? I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try it out. Hope that's what it is and that she can get better!
Did you do TPLO surgeries on Ro? My golden had bilateral TPLO and it was great, but I worry about having TPLO surgery on a boxer since there is a risk of bone cancer as a result of the surgeries and boxers are prone to osteosarcomas.Good job getting it diagnosed so quick and glad you can get her to surgery ASAP too! Ro had bilateral CCL tears as well- not fun. But acute and partial tears are easier than chronic or full tears, so it sounds like Aspen will have a speedy and full recovery. Good looking out for your pup. Best to you both!