On Saturday, Mom and Dad took me to the V. E. T.'s office! I don't know what on earth I did to deserve that punishment. I must admit, I have been having some back pain recently. I think the pawrents were a bit freaked out when they realized I was having back pain. You know, us doxies can have some pretty serious back problems. I started crying when Mom or Dad picked me up and was hesitant when I went in and out the front door because we have 2 steps out there.
I asked my Daddy to pick me up cuz I was nervous.
He picked me up and put me on the table!
That isn't exactly what I meant!
Dr. Abby and Wendy came in and checked me out.
Dr. Abby felt my neck first.
Then she checked the range of motion and felt all down my spine.
I was brave, I didn't cry but she determined I was having neck pain which was causing other places down my back to hurt.
Fortunately, she was able to determine that my pain was muscular and not something more serious. She used a cold laser on my spine to help loosen the muscles.
I don't mind this too much.
She gave me some Metacam to take for pain and told my pawrents that I need to get massages!
When Mom or Dad rubs my neck and shoulders it is very relaxing and I love it....A LOT!
When Mom told Grandma, she asked if I was stressed out. Hmmmmm......wonder what else I can milk this situation for?
Mom says I have "pep in my step" now that I am feeling better. I do have more energy since I'm not hurting as much and more energy is good! I'm back to taking much longer walks, rolling and roaching in the grass and running through the house like a herd of elephants!
I did have to get the dreaded nail trim and even more dreaded butt squeeze. I think it was worth it though. Now if I could just figure out a way to get there without riding in the stupid car!