Category Archives: Veterinarian

Steady Improvement

As hard as it has been sometimes to look at Risa as she’s progressed through her diagnosis of intervertebral disc disease, I’ve tried to at least document it in photographs. It’s amazing to see the progression. Especially since it’s often … Continue reading

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Retirement

Risa has been free from confinement for 2.5 weeks now and has had two physical therapy appointments. I’ve been doing a lot of her therapy at home spending about a half hour twice a day doing massage, stretches, and various … Continue reading

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Stop Being So Happy!

Risa’s 6 weeks of confinement are over and we couldn’t be happier. It wasn’t fun for either of us. Ris is a dog who likes to do things and I’m a person who likes to do things with her dog. … Continue reading

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Peace of Mind

I need answers. I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing with Risa. Despite being on various pain meds and having seen an orthopedic specialist, she still seemed to be getting worse. While I finally knew it was a back … Continue reading

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Think Horses

Risa quickly deteriorated after earning her RAE at our club’s rally trial. While she’d been clearly sore and uncomfortable before, she was now downright miserable. She yelped in pain and her back muscles were tight. She struggled to get down … Continue reading

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