It’s four years now since found out that Daisy has Hip Dysplasia! She is still doing well with minimal disruption to her life.Thankfully she has had no more episodes like that when we found out about it, and with just a few minor adjustments to her lifestyle she is fine. She is beginning to spend more time in her bed, but that is more to do with her maturing than hurting I think, plus of course she has the anti-inflammatory tablets which will be making her more comfortable. Today – like most days – she had 2 walks of an hour each – the first was a plodding walk, but the second involved a few doodle dashes, some jumping on her back legs to pick pine cones and some rough-housing with other dogs, so she deserves a snooze afterwards I think!
Having said all that, Daisy meets up with one of her littermates most days, and it is easy to see the difference between them – although Daisy enjoys herself and loves her walks, she isn’t quite as agile or energetic as her sister.