My dogs

My dogs
All together in spirit: Back row L-R Gemma, Maddi, Bruno, Kizzy, Charlie and on front row L-R, TJ, Tommy, Sami, Lotte and Bliss. Maddi is the only one who knew all of the others.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Charllie has had problems again

Poor Charlie has had a rough month or so. After all 3 dogs had the poops, she then got an infection - possiby cystitis. I decided to clip all her hair off 2 weeks ago and poor girl was visibly trembling / shivering. I thought at first it was just her hair cut, but as the days wore on, I realised there was something else amiss.

Took her back to the vets last Saturday and basic tests didn't come up with anything, so back to see Adam on Tuesday where I left her for the day. Got good and bad news. The bad news is that she has two vertebrae which have very little gap left between them at the base of her neck and also she has ear mites. Now either, both, or neither of these could cause her to tremble. We don't kow how long she has had a problem with her neck or what has caused this and worst case scenario is that she has a tumour somewhere.
So am trying very hard to be proactive and positive - the latter isn't so easy for me, I'm afraid. However, I am arranging an appointment for her with Liz Harris who is a McTimoney chiropracter and whom helped us a couple of years ago with Maddi and TJ.

Good news - well this was very good. Her kidney numbers have improved again and are now almost as good as they were when she stayed in the vets for 3 days to get maximum hydration - hence she is no longer classed as being in renal failure - yippee - long may this continue.

Oddly, the tremblling hasn't happened now for 24 hours. I am so hoping and praying that her ears caused this and that she has nothing else major happening. Fingers crossed eh ?

Off to Crufts tomorrow for the first time since Charlie qualified back in 2000. Am very excited !!!

1 comment:

cassandra said...

Glad I checked in to see that Charlie has had issues but no kidney stuff and hoping for the best on the rest. Got a soft spot for her, Pam, and of course you get to be in on the soft mushy spot, too...