Why do pitbulls get treated differently?
October 22nd 2012 7:27 am
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We got an overall good report from the vet about Choppa this past Friday evening!!!! The vet said he was expecting Choppa to look better, but not as good as he does & that he was impressed!!! His left ear is completely clear of infection. The right ear, which was his worst, still has some infection in it so we are going to continue to treat it by washing & medicine for the next 10 days & then bring Choppa back & if it isn't all cleared up by then, then he will be on antibiotics again. He did place him back on steroids & we are going to do a lowering dose to see if we can have Choppa feeling good on 5 mg and the vet said if so then we may just leave him on that permanently to help with the residual nerve damage effects. Choppa's front left leg seems to flare up & he will do a little hobble with it and it is like he has to think about putting that paw to the ground & if he doesn't walk slow he forgets & will fall sometimes. Also, he can chew & eat on his own, but it takes him a long while because he doesn't grab that well. He said his front left leg and how he struggles to grab food may be permanent damage from the nerves that he will have to deal with from now on, but said that time will tell & that sometimes there is nerve recovery, but nerve recovery is age dependent so it varies, but we will see. All in all though, the vet said that Choppa looks so good to him now & is real pleased!
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