It’s been eight weeks since Wynston broke his foot. Eight. Not only am I shocked by how quickly the time has passed, but I also can’t believe we’re still going through this process almost nine weeks later. For this veterinary update, I have before/after X-ray images for you, as well as our continued plan of attack.
I’m aware that there are tons of articles floating around in cyberspace about tips for traveling with pets. I even wrote a blog post about vacationing with dogs, but what about adding an injury to the mix? Sometimes you may have to travel with an injured animal (perhaps you’re moving) or maybe you want to take a fun trip! As long as it’s safe and healthy for your canine companion to travel (be sure to get the all-clear from your vet), here are some tips for traveling with an injured dog.
As I’m sitting down to write this recap of our road trip, I don’t even really know where to begin. It was such a whirlwind of chaos, and I’m having a hard time putting it into words in my head, let alone into a blog post. If you don’t already know, Wynston broke his foot the day after we arrived in El Paso, Texas. You can read that entire story here. Although the ordeal cut our “to-do” list short, I still had a wonderful, relaxing time away. While out of town I quickly realized that there was silver lining to Wynston breaking his foot away from home, and it almost made our trip better! Imagine that 🙂
You know when you’re about to go on an adventure with dog and worst case scenarios pop into your head? Like, all those “what ifs” and horror stories that you hear from other pet parents. But, I mean, what are the odds that those things would happen to you while you’re on vacation? Well, get freaking prepared for it.
The other day I created a list of things I needed to travel six hours with Wynston. On that list were names of several nearby emergency vets and vaccination records. I honestly never thought I’d need them, but I gotta be prepared and practice what I preach, right? And let me tell you, it’s a good freaking thing I was prepared because…
Wynston broke his foot.
I rescued Wynston in February 2012. He was about 2.5lbs of skin and bones. Wynston was deteriorating from neglect and abuse, but little did he know what type of life he’d come to live.
I remember having some toys for Wynston when I first brought him home, but my fondest memory was going to PetSmart a few weeks after rescuing him to pick up some extra goodies. “Easter” became part of our family that night!