I have a full bred but backyard bred 9 year old Chihuahua who is overweight and is on her second bought of Prednisone.
Daisy I think is a dwarf of some type but her vets disagree. I met her parents and a full brother but from the next litter. All 3 are about 5 inches longer, 2 inches taller and none have been as chunky looking as she has been her whole life.
Which might have nothing to do with now. 6 months ago she presented with a limp, pain and OMG she can scream really loud when she hurts. The vet office got to experience that when I held her, when I put her on the table and when they went to XRay her. This from a dog they had seen since she was 4 (when that office took over the cats/dogs from the farm office= from 5 miles to 35 miles away and a bump in the office visit price… but I love my pets and hubby loves me.)
Prednisone was prescribed and she got better. But then a month later same symptoms. Prednisone again prescribed (twice a day 2X for 3 days, 3 days of 1 pill, then every other day 1 pill) and today was the day of no pill and she’s holding her right front paw/ leg up and panting hard.
I guess a good thing that she goes in on Thurs. 10/11/18 (tomorrow morning) but… any ideas or suggestions for treatment that makes sense for me to pass on to the vet?