My name is Tans and I own a beautiful Kelpie x cattle named Milly who is almost one year old.
Milly has had a tough first year. When she was five months she had a juvenile joint disorder. Then she had an ulcer in her eye, then a few months later she developed steriod responsive meningitis. We honestly thought we were going to lose her but she pulled through. Now she has torn the tendon in her hip joint (this was caused by her muscles being slack from the steroids) and we are trying to keep her inside and immobile as possible which is really hard considering she is a high energy level dog.
She is on metacam so is feeling fine but I was hoping someone had some ideas for entertaining a really bored dog who isn't allowed to jump around much. We have been giving her raw hide chew sticks which she loves. We also have kongs and a treat ball (although she continually barks when she plays with this).
We tried just playing small games of fetch by rolling the ball to her but this usually escalates and we have to stop. She has so much pent up energy and is used to being walked twice a day. Any ideas would be much appreciated!!