Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western PA
Dogs Name: DDR's Grand Prince of Rescue - "Ivan" & StoneFly's Great Expectations - "Maiya"
Titles: Ivan - AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC, CA : Maiya - AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC, I.P.W.D.A. & N.S.D.A Airscent
Dogs Age: 5.5 years & 3 years
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Although the swelling hasn't gone away completely, Ivan still isn't using the leg like I would expect.
We had his follow-up vet appt. last night and the vet noticed his hock was very stiff. We tested for Lyme, which came back negative. I got a round of Doxy regardless. He's also referring me to a specialty center.
I don't know if this is something that just requires more time or if I really should be spending the money to continue investigating. Ivan's activity has remained restricted, but anytime he thinks he hear's someone at the door or, frequently, when one of the cats is up and about, Ivan feels the need to jump up and investigate. So although he's nowhere near his normal level of kamikaze activity, I don't know if maybe he's aggravating the injury some. I do have insurance on Ivan, so it's not like I'll have to cover the whole bill, but I'm not exactly bucks up either at this point.
Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG)