Well we had quite the scare this weekend. Ludo started getting very lethargic, reluctant to walk or sit up, whimpered in pain if I moved her. We took her to a vet who barely looked at her, said she had a fever, gave us antibiotics and sent us home. Well that night I set her up in our kitchen instead of the crate to give her legs some room to stretch, I woke up to feed her in the morning, she peed herself in her bed, wouldn’t get up, and when I carried her outside to pee, she just fell over and looked at me like she was so sorry. Kali and I were in tears sobbing while we tried to make her comfortable. So we took her to a walk in clinic. By the time the vet saw us, her fever spiked to 105.5
So just to be safe we did a parvo test, which was negative, then followed with bloodwork, fluids, and xrays. The vet called us and confirmed what we thought she had. Hypertrophic osteodystrophy Really intense pains from rapid growth, lesions on her joints which is accompanied by a fever that will wax and wane, sometimes reaching 106. We brought her home last night and she’s doing so much better now, trying to play with Jarreth, snuggling us and trying to jump on the couch. If we would’ve gone to work yesterday, we would’ve lost our puppy to her fever. We’re grateful for the staff at companion pet clinic.
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