Aloha, Wini went to the vet on Oahu and after she was sedated and x-rayed she was diagnosed with a pulled knee tendon and hip dysplasia! The vet gave her non-steroid pain pills and the joint health pills. They said she will just have to "live with it". She has picked up a couple of pounds since her last visit and checked in at a hefty 36 lbs...so we are trying to put her on a diet. Boy is that a challenge! She eats almost everything ....except bar.b.qued ulu. (I guess that is OK since the ulu is all starch.). Right now she eats 1/3 cup wellness kibble with 2 tablespoons of canned lamb Avoderm mixed with water and her pills In the morning and evening. ( and whatever else babies drop under their strollers at potlucks;-) We call her the hovercraft...there is never a speck of rice or crumb left on any floor she hovers over!
She has been swimming a lot lately and not going on stairs. We built a ramp for her to go in the front door. In just 2 days she learned to use it and not use the stairs..so smart.
So its not good news and we are sad but if she can lose some weight it might help. The vet also said no puppies for her. We were hoping to have a pile of fuzzy butts to cuddle and she is lonely for her sister that passed away a while back (cancer). Kind of a let down for us as she is the only corgi here on island and there is no such thing as a rescue here or a pet store or anything like that. We will keep wishing for another corgi to add to our Ohana and in the meantime we remain so very grateful to have our wonderful, loving,sweet,fun and limping Wini. We are blessed by her daily. Thanks for the support.