He’s a cute boy, isn’t he?We’ve been following our rehab clinic’s advice on taking care of both dogs, with middling success. Plushie resists going into a position where we can massage his leg and flex his hip joint. Trixie will do some of the assigned exercises but others, like walking in a figure eight, she’ll just sit or take a short cut. We’re working on solutions. We’re also cutting their diet (probably not enough yet) and keeping Trixie from jumping and climbing too many stairs. After a couple of weeks of therapy they’ll get another assessment and we’ll see how they (and we) are doing.
So far the improvement’s impressive. I haven’t seen Plushie this lively and playful, maybe in years; possibly this has been a problem for a while, just at a low enough level it wasn’t obvious. That makes me feel guilty as a puppy parent, but it’s still sweet to see the change.