I HATE it when my dog is hurting and we cannot get a definitive diagnosis or treatment plan.
Belle has battled with lameness, soreness and general discomfort for several years. Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Laser therapy has offered little relief. She has good and bad days. Yesterday she presented with weight shifting off her left side on both front and back legs and also with a slight head tilt. 2 wks ago she presented with unexplained (or diagnosed) swelling around her right eye.
I fear the worst - a neurological issue.
Note her right eye appears smaller than the left -her left eye is the normal shape.
Notice her weight shift off her left side. Not as noticeable on the bed as the floor, but her right legs are perpendicular to the ground while her left legs are angled to take the pressure off them.
Please send good thoughts our way.
- my dogs, my world
- My name is Lesli Hyland. In my forty seven years on this earth, my home and my heart have been graced with the company of twenty dogs. Many came to me as seniors. All of them taught me something and helped determine the course of my life. I am a dog trainer because of them. I met my friends because of them. My husband and I are are forever bonded by our mutual connection to them. As a dog trainer I have access to other people's dogs and I am allowed to share in their unique relationships. The dogs make me a better person by forcing me to closely examine my motivation, my actions and my choices. Everything I do affects their behavior, safety and happiness. It is an awesome responsibility. The dogs keep me honest.