Mom and dad noticed on Wednesday the old fart's left back leg was stiff. He could get around okay, but when he got on our wood floors, he didn't want to put any weight on it and would slip and fall and go boom. Thinking it was arthuritis, they took him to Dr. Vet yesterday.
After an examination, Dr Vet said: "First off, at his age (17 in three weeks) and size, I'm impressed the old guy is still with us, let alone in such great shape. I know dogs half his age I wish were in such great shape! But for the bad news, Duncan has a crucial ligament rupture--like a football injury."
Basically, the old guy's knee is shot. He can get around fine, but when he's on an unstable surface (the aforementioned wood floors) it slips and he goes boom.
|Put me in coach! Wait, what?|
1. Adequan injections
2. Carpet runners on the wood floors for the Duncan trails
3. He needs to lose a few pounds (Mom called out dad for giving Dunc extra noms)
|QUACK! QUACK! Do you hear a duck? This doctor has clearly lost her mind. Shots and reduced noms? I'm not amused and ready to go.|
So, what do you get an old fart that's for his b'day in three weeks?
|No bow needed.|
Ta-Da! Rugs and needles! Mom has purchased about 40 ft of matching rugs and made a Duncan trail, which has actually really helped. The old guy is still a little wary of the floor, but is learning that he won't fall on the rugs. I've learned that the kitties can't hear me coming down the hall so I can pounce on them! Muwhahahahahahahaha!
We'll be trying the adequan for month or two, if that doesn't help, the ortho Dr. Vet says there's a shot they can give in the knee (OUUUUCH!).
So there you go. No Superbowl for the old man, just a reduced nom bowl. Although, mom said he still gets his cheeseburger and fries for his b'day. :)