Today it has been three weeks since Sidney had the Femoral Head Ostectomy surgery to ease the pain from hip dysplasia. He's been ok'd to start taking short walks and take water therapy sessions.
We are very lucky to have a hydrotherapy location about 10 minutes from home. It is called the Total Dog Canine Swim and Fitness Center. The owner and trainer, Natalie, is an RVT with 30 years experience. She was so good with SIdney, I can't tell you how happy…Continue
Today we took Sidney back to Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Kearney Mesa for his 2-week post surgery appointment and to have his sutures taken out.
His fur is already growing back, so it was a bit of a challenge for the tech to find all the sutures! Sidney was really good and didn't complain about that. However, when the vet tried to show us how to extend his leg back, Sidney reacted badly to that! I said…Continue
It has now been a week since we brought Sidney home from his Femoral Head Ostectomy surgery for hip dysplasia.
He's been a very good patient. He's confined to a pen in the living room although we take him outside several times a day to go potty, and he's got to wear that awful collar to keep him from bothering his incision. Rather than the e-collar, we use a pro-collar. It looks like an inflated blue toilet seat, but it seems to be much more comfortable and easier to move around…Continue
Today Sidney is having his FHO surgery to relieve the pain from his luxated hip joint caused by hip dysplasia. It was a tearful goodbye this morning, but I know he is in excellent hands. They will call me later this afternoon, and I should be able to bring him home tomorrow.
Thank you all for your messages of encouragement, well wishes and prayers. It really means a lot to me :)
Just got a call from the vet. Sidney is already done and is…Continue