Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Waiting on the Vet

Waiting on the Vet

Ranger has been having some trouble with his right front foot.  We are fairly certain it is an abscess.  His frog split badly and was draining, so we assumed that it was an abscess that was already draining and treated it as such.  It seemed to get a little better, but it made a turn for the worse, so it was time to call the vet.  It either never started to drain or the hole plugged back up.  We need the vet to create a better hole for it to drain.

We are now waiting to hear back to find out when the vet will be here.  They will also give fall shots and do the teeth of anyone who needs it.

What I didn’t expect is that I would miss our walks so much.  We take him for a walk everyday, and they aren’t what I would call fun--usually we are just doing laps on the loop around the back of the property.  This last week, we have been doing shorter and slower walks with him.  Instead of him cheerfully begging to get treats, (Ranger is a perfect example of clicker training gone bad,) we are watching him limp--hoping for the limp will improve.  (Until a few days ago, it would get better.)  I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed our walks until they were gone…

Hopefully, the vet will be able to make his foot right, again.  This happened four years ago to that foot in the same place, and it took a while to heal, but it did heal.

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