I’ve written before about how having a dog can come with a messy and smelly price. However, I truly feel that our house wouldn’t be a home without Honey, our beagle. Since we don’t plan on having children, Honey is like our child. This means that when she is sick or hurt, we care and worry for her as any parent would.
The time Honey forgot her age
On Sunday, we were at my parents’ house for my niece’s birthday celebration. As usual, we brought Honey as she is a part of our family and is invited to family celebrations. She loves seeing her grandparents, aunt and cousin and enjoys running around their home searching for crumbs that may have been missed since her last visit.
Sometimes, she gets riled up playing with my niece. This visit was one of those times. I guess the thrill of the birthday party got her overly excited. At one point she started what we call a ‘puppy run’. You dog owners know what I mean… she started running around like crazy at full speed! She jumped down the 4-step staircase from the kitchen, flying through the air, and landing in the living room. This stopped her in her tracks; she started to limp and hold her front left paw up. She forgot her age… she is 8 years old, not 3! The rest of the night, my husband had to pick her up and take her to her bed, our car and into our home.
The next morning she was still limping so I didn’t waste time… I called the vet. Whenever Honey is hurt, or has symptoms of an upset stomach, we feel it is important to take her to the vet so they can get to the bottom of her issue and hopefully prevent any more accidents. Fortunately, the vet didn’t think she broke anything and prescribed a med to reduce swelling and help with the pain. She seems to be improving and can now walk with only a slight limp – we still have to lift her up to go down steps as that is too much pressure on her leg. I’m sure that she will soon be back to her old self and I’m grateful that we have such a wonderful vet close by.
Keeping pets happy and healthy
Like any parent, we feel it is important to keep Honey happy and healthy through regular vet visits and proper nutrition. For more information about pet topics such as health, nutrition, training, behavior, news and lifestyle we go to Royal Canin’s MyPetReference site. Royal Canin is a global leader in pet health nutrition and with their MyPetReference site, they provide science-based information and tips for your dogs or cats.
Does your dog still do the ‘puppy run’? When was the last time you took your pet to the vet?
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