Thursday, May 05, 2011

dog in the doldrums

poor billy went off to the vet today to have his x-rays and came home a sad and sorry puppy.

he has hip dysplasia and arthritis and will need painkillers, glucosamine and regular injections of some kind of joint spackfiller for the rest of his life. and there are strict instructions that he be kept warm and free of anything strenuous - which really suits a dog of his labrador extraction....

all the joint manipulation they did while he was under the anaesthetic left him very sore and the anaesthetic itself clearly made him feel groggy and erky. he didn't even fancy his dinner which is very un-billthedoglike behaviour, although he did manage to force down a sausage a little while ago.
right now he is tucked up on the sofa wrapped in a blanket and looking very invalidish. hopefully tomorrow he will spark up a bit...

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