Monday, 13 June 2016

More vets - and more physio

Another trip to Smart Clinic and we are making progress and are able to update exercises a little and start doing stepping over poles on a curve - not sure Molly is very impressed with this

Sunday, 5 June 2016


One of Mollys exercises is stepping over poles walking slowly to make her start to use her back legs properly and think about using them.

As always with Molly she enjoys herself in her own way and once she thinks she has done enough she destroys the course and runs off with one of the supports!

This is one of her attempts from earlier in the week.

Meanwhile - Chance has been working on her weaves as agility has stepped up a pace now and our competitions include weaves - which we are struggling with a little so putting in lots of work.

Monday, 9 May 2016


To make sure Molly was healing up OK and hopefully prevent future problems I wanted her recovery overseen by those good guys at the Smart Clinic who I trust greatly.

Our first trip today and a long day as it was a bit of a traffic nightmare.  It was also not great news as the vet was hugely concerned about the effect back pain and rest had had on her knees which had made her knees very much worse.  Lots of stretching exercises to try and loosen her up and get her moving a lot better.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

KC agility

A really nice day for Chances second Kennel Club agility competition.  She has lost her confidence on the dog walk and struggling with weaves a little but she did well and they were pretty well the only things we messed up all day.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

The Willows

Molly is much happier now and in a lot less pain.  The vet who checked Molly out did not find much pain at all but did find a couple of very subtle signs that she was not quite right neurologically so we decided to do an MRI scan.

It was an anxious wait for me and Chance although we did find a nice park just round the corner for a nice walk.

The results showed she did have a disc protruding into her spinal cord which is what is causing her problems.  Not great news :(  The vet changed her painkillers and prescribed more strict rest to let the area heal up - and hope for the best.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

A problem

All was fine and normal all day today - right up until yesterday evening when after tea Molly came in from the back garden staggering slightly with her back legs and generally not quite sure what they were doing.  We sat down for a while to calm down and then she seemed much more aware of her legs but in a lot of pain.  

Today she was still in a lot of pain so we went to the vets and were prescribed strong painkillers for severe back pain.  The vet was also not happy with my description of her staggering so referred us to Willows to be properly checked out.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Agility confidence

Chance and I are definitely finding our feet at this agility game.