It’s not easy to predict when things can turn for the worst – as Carly, the owner of 7-year-old Bull Terrier, Zen, found out. Just ten days earlier, Carly had taken her doggy to her regular vet clinic with an infected swollen left paw. However, even after being treated for the infection, Zen was exhibiting symptoms that left his owner questioning if he was getting better.
In a bid to be safe rather than sorry, Carly hurried to Animal Emergency Service at Tanawha to get some answers for her dogs odd behaviour. On arrival, and after a comprehensive consultation, the vets discovered abnormal behaviour such as stiff gait (stiff legs and movement from the hips causing an odd walk), and Zen was also knuckling on his forepaws (where the dog’s paws drag along the ground as they are walking). Coupled with difficulties eating, the inability to open his mouth, and a swollen toe, Zen was in a world of pain.
Our vets admitted Zen to
Thanks to Carly’s instincts that something wasn’t quite right with her usually playful and happy Bull Terrier, Zen is still alive and well today. Remember that you know your pet first and foremost, and if their behaviour is off, it’s important to seek Veterinary assistance.
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