Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One visit to the vet later...

And there is something wrong with Wilson's back right leg, his knee to be exact. Maybe all the spring time fun we have been having together caused it, maybe it was because he was badly bred (his back legs are bowed) or maybe it was something else. I'm not sure and our vet isn't sure either =(.

I noticed that something was wrong when Wilson randomly whined, and my mother and me had noticed oh a walk that the way Wilson walked seemed somehow different but assumed it was because of a stick that I discovered stuck in his fur. I then went into panic mood worried that it was his back after I heard him whine as he was stretching.

After phoning the vet to make an appointment I ran to the Internet and looked up more on dachshund spine problems and teh common symptoms. Almost none seemed to fit, I calmed down a little but still worried.

One vet trip later and Wilson has been sentenced to kennel rest for two weeks in the hopes that his knee will heal without the stress of him running with it. No walks, no playing with me or the cat, no nothing that could stress the knee. 14ish hours of resting his knee a day. The pup gets to be toted around like a little chihuahua when I do need to move him (to go to the bathroom) for the next two weeks.

He also has to take an anti-inflammatory medication and a light tranquilizer. The tranq is for when I have to be at work. Wilson gets very anxious when he is left in his kennel when no one is home so the tranq helps him stay calm so he can rest.

Its already been four days and both me and Wilson miss the days of walks, play time and our training sessions. He keeps giving me his sad face. Poor boy!

8 comments:

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Oh No, pal... so sorry you are having trouble with your knee. And kennel rest for two whole weeks... wow. I know that's gonna be tough. I'm sending you lots of purrrrs for getting well...

Feel better, pal. You'll be back to chasing frisbees soon.

pawhugs, Max

jen said...

Uh oh! I hope the crate rest does the trick!

Erin and Co. said...

Yikes. Crate is no fun! Hope he feels better soon!

youdidwhatwithyourweiner.com said...

Don't worry too much yet. It sucks to see our babies in pain and not their usual self but real rest has proven very effective. Chester fell down the stairs once and strained his knee and back but with a week of total rest (and some pain medication) he went back to normal.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Get well, Wilson. We hope the meds and rest help you heal quickly.

Becky said...

Wilson Angus, we are holding lots of good thoughts for a speedy recovery!
Luv,
Buddy, the Bear and Becky

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Shane Kent Louis said...

I'm sorry about your knee. I know that your vet will be able to keep your knee at its best condition.


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