Monday, September 21, 2009

Rudy Update

Since I had to be in court this morning, Rick had to take Rudy to the Vet and my information is a bit sketchy. Rudy has two bulging discs. He was given a steroid shot and is now on a muscle relaxer and oral steroids. He is on crate rest for at least a week and cannot do steps - which is a problem in our house...Guess we will be carrying him in and out of the house for a while. We will be calling in the holistic Vet that does Chiropractic adjustments and Acupuncture for treatments as well. Our Vet feels that he should make a full recovery. I guess his herding days are over now. Any suggestions on how we avoid any future problems for Rudy would be greatly appreciated.


Debra said...

Poor guy! Give him some belly rubs from us.

Sarah said...

Poor Rudy, glad the prognosis is good. Kane has had this, and chiro/acupuncture keeps him going strong!

Claire said...

You may want to try some swimming therapy with him when he is feeling better. On the advice of Bobby's holistic vet, we do pool sessions a couple of times a month. It is great conditioning and appears to help with back issues. It's worth discussing with your vet. Sure hope that Rudy is feeling better soon.