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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I had to go to the V. E. T.!

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!


KB Bear said...

Oh Taffy! I know how much neck problems can hurt. But it sounds as if you are getting some good stuff out of it! Massages! Yay! I hope that you feel better and better. I'll be thinking of you.

PS Tell your parents that cheeseburgers help with neck problems too!

Millie and Walter said...

Oh no Taffy we're sorry you haven't been feeling well. We think massages are great medicine.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Taffy...I NOSE those back and neck pains can be pretty bad. Had it myself once. And then there was the time that I hit the steps at full speed and almost broke my head off. Don't overdo it now. And, yes...milk it FUR all it's worth!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are so sorry to hear that you have a pain in your neck. BUTT thank goodness it is getting better and that you will get nice soothing massages.
We can not believe that the gave you pawdicures and Butticures. THAT is UNCALLED FOR.

Now you will be all better fur the QUEEN of HEARTS Dance and activities.

Jazzi said...

Sorry to hear about your back but luckily it can be fixed with nice back rubs. Glad to hear that you are doing better.

Murphy said...

I am glad you are better now Taffy! And I hope you gets lots of massages!!

Your Pal,


Stanley said...

Oh my Taf-Taf . . . I got so scared when I saw you had to go to the V.E.T.!! I am glad that you are fine. Did you mark your calendar for the Queen of Hearts Dance that Madi is hosting? BDA will be playing and as manager you'll want to be there. But of course the most impawtent thing is that I want you there on my paw cuz there is no one I want to dance with more than YOU!!

Take care, Queen of MY Heart!

Manley Stanley

Dexter said...

Mango took metacam and got massages. It helped him a lot. Hope it helps you.


tiffany said...

Hey, I have a quick question I wanted to ask you about your blog, do you think you could send me an email when you get this? Thanks! Tiffany

scotsmad said...

So happy it's muscular and you're feeling better. Keep it up. Oh, and Bella doesn't really like the car either.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Anonymous said...

I have trouble with steps too. Why do steps even exist? Can't they just make everything on the same level?

Glad you're feeling better.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh Taffy darling... at least you are getting all those massages...sigh... Am sending 'air rubs' to you!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Furry Bottoms said...

The butt squeezes are the worst!

Mitch and Molly said...

We hope the massages and the meds will make you feel better in no time at all, Taffy!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

AMY ANN said...

We are so glad you are feeling better.

Sarge said...

Hey Taffy!
Wow, I'm so sorry you've been having ouchies, but sounds like the dogtor and your peeps have you on the mend! You were very very brave. I always try to bash the vet. BOL Anyway, getting massages is a really great thing and I think you should milk those for all they're worth!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Ruby said...

Oh gurl!!! I'm so very happy you are okays now! I'm really glads your peeps took you into the vetties and gots you all better, and WOWSA, what a prescription ~ MASSAGES??!!
WooooHoooo! That is pawsome gurl!!!
Now, how do I gets those???! bol
You gets to feelin' betters and keep up that elephant stamped, okay?!
Ruby ♥

Sully said...

Sorry you are having ouchies, hope you get to feeling better.

Aroo to you,

Daisy said...

I really hope you still are doing better and the massages are helping. Do you mind taking medicine? I hope not, because it will make you feel like a million bucks!

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Hey Taffy, so glad you don't got nothing serious. Take easy and don't overdo. Having them massages sound fantastic. Mommy massages Mona every night when we go to bed.


Sue said...

Oh Taffy, Morgan takes Metacam too for her arthritis because she'd very old. It makes her feel better. She likes a massage sometimes. We know your Mom and Dad will hep you to feel better.