Today, I took Cookie to the vet to check her weight. As I'm still not able to have surgery, I've taken some steps to conservatively treat Cookie until surgery is possible. As it turned out, Cookie has lost about 1.4 pounds. While she still has a way to go, it's a step in the right direction.
Keeping Quality Of Life A Priority
In addition to working at getting Cookie to lose weight, I've been taking her along in the car while I do dogwalking. Since she can't walk big distances, she loves her car ride and with the weather still being cool, she doesn't mind waiting while I do my work.
She is walking better too. We've been giving her fish oil and Dasuquin (a joint supplement) every morning to help keep arthritis at bay. I've had the best luck with the salmon oil I picked up at Pet Supplies Plus. At night, she gets 200IUs of Vitamin E along with her regular food.
Her walking is now more secure, and she still tries to jump up on furniture. I am hoping to be able to do surgery at the end of the summer, but right now, everything is tentative.
Thanks for all of you who've stopped in. Hope you are enjoying the week.