Shelby formed a bit of lameness about 8 days ago, the poor babe
She was in no obvious pain or distress, so I gave her 2 days to see if it got better - thinking perhaps it was just aftermath of a hard core dog park play.
It got a slight bit better, but I still was not happy with how she was so took her for a check up at the vet. Hoping that it was a splinter in the paw, or she caught her nail - something small but easily treatable.
The vet tells me its more than likely Osteochondritis Dissecans.
We are on anti-inflammitories, but they seem to not being much help at all.
And her lameness is more severe after a walk, even a small 10 minute walk on grass.
I guess the next step is X-rays, possibly surgery (which will be done when she is de-sexxed).
But was wondering if anyone had some natural therapies for her?
I can't not exercise her, then we will have weight issues.
Im also feeling like a pretty s**t pet owner, as her housing is predominantly on pavers, which i didn’t realise was such a bad thing! She is always taken to the dog park, at least 2 times a week and also 3 times a week for small walks (10 - 15 minute walks). I feel terrible, and so guilty that I may have caused this I thought of ripping up a section of the pavers so she has a grassed area, or laying fake grass - which i think she would just rip up and eat…..
If you know of anything that I can do to help her, that would be great!