Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pippa goes to the vet

Yesterday I returned home after having been away for four days. Pippa was on top of the hill looking down as I pulled into the driveway. I noticed she was holding up her back right leg and limping badly.

In 2005, when she was a pup, she had fallen from a step and injured that leg. It seems that the injury has recurred. I took her to the vet this morning—a new vet place on the Eastern Main Road near to the engine and underbody wash place.

Two young female vets were on duty. They were welcoming and professional. Since Pippa usually snaps at vets and strange people, I advised the vets to put a muzzle on her. However, she remained calm as I held her, allowing the two vets to stretch her leg, take her temperature, give her a full body check up, spray her—the works. She didn't even flinch when she received the worm-out injection which, as one vet warned—burns!

The vets suspect dislocation, so, to be sure, it's x-ray time on Monday. Hopefully nothing too serious. Meanwhile Pippa (being a frisky dog) has to be confined to a small space so she won't go leaping around on the leg, making it worse.

She's not too happy about her confinement.

For pet owners living in and around St. Augustine, check out this new vet place—D Animal Clinic. I was pleased with their loving handling of Pippa, the cleanliness of the space and the bill at the end of it all was reasonable. They even give both pet and owner a goodbye treat.


Lynn Cohen said...

WAs yours a doggie or a people treat? LOL
Glad you found a nice place and hope Pippa is back to snuff very soon.
Henry has been sleeping on the back patio in the sun ALL DAY LONG!

Tammy-Jade™ said...

I didn't know you had a doggy. I thought it was just Jasper. Are Jasper and Pippa friends?

Elspeth said...

I have 2 dogs—Hindi and Pippa (Hindi's 5 yr old daughter). Jasper rules the roost. When they go near him he slashes out and claims his space.