It is three months since Bobby started the medication for his deteriorating back leg joints so he was due for re-assessment. His progress has been very varied depending how active he has been but on the whole is doing about as well as can be expected. We agreed to add in a pain killer as Bobby can get quite uncomfortable by the end of the day. Also he has an old injury to one front leg which occasionally plays up.
When I first collected him from the Ark (rescue and rest home) I had him checked over by the vet and was told he had the beginnings of a cataract in one eye. I have noticed this cloud over more over the years so I asked the vet to look at that as well. Poor old Bobby not only has a cataract but probably retinal damage as well. The pupil in that eye doesn't respond to light but does respond when light is shone in the other eye. Unfortunately there is nothing which can be done for that.
In spite of all that Bobby still manages to enjoy life, still goes bonkers when it is walkies time and keeps a good appetite.
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