Today’s FitDog Friday post is on: Senior Wellness ~ Nellie’s Health Series Part 6: Pulled Tendon
Last week for our FitDog fitness I talked about How To Stay Fit In Cold Temps, you can read about it here. What I failed to do was do what Slimdoggy has been telling me to do for a couple of years now (a do as I say moment not as I do). I failed to do some “prehab” stuff with Nellie before going out and playing in the snow. Meaning I should of done some stretching and warm up exercises with her. If I would of done those she might not of pulled her tendon.
I opened up the door and let the gang go, they started grabbing toys and were off running, chasing, playing grabass. This was all well and fine for the younger SS gang who are in shape and more athletic than Nellie but this time it was too much for Nellie. She had fun playing and getting in her exercise and when it came to later that day she turned up lame on her front right leg. I started her on a NSAID which I keep on hand for times like this and took her to work with me to have an exam done to find out what was wrong. The Doctor examined her and found her left hip that she broke when she was 1.5 years old bothered her when stretched out and her front right shoulder bothered her when that was stretched out. The doctor felt discomfort in one of the tendons in her shoulder. So rest, NSAIDS and stretching exercises before next exercise day.
I did a search on Slimdoggy because I know they talk about the importance of “prehab” and these are the results I came up with :
I will be a smarter parent from now on and warm up that old gal before exercise.
This concludes my Senior Wellness ~ Nellie’s Health Series. Thanks for following along with Nellie’s annual Veterinary exam. Nellie is doing just great, she hasn’t had anymore testing and is hanging out being Nellie. We will wait and see how she does before going further with any testing. Her pulled tendon is doing well also. We won a giveaway over at Heart Like A Dog for Rejuvenate (thank you Jodi), we just got the bottle and started Nellie on it so we will see if it makes a difference with her old bones.
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