By Dr. Mary Fuller l vetstreet.com
Juno the summer she dipped her paws in three of the Great Lakes.I didn't meet Frances and her dog, Juno, in an exam room. It was on the shores of a city lake, where she cradled her Border Collie on a park bench.
Something about the way Frances held her dog wasn't right. When I asked if her dog was tired, she shook her head, and I could see the tears pool in her eyes. "Juno is 14," Frances whispered, "and I think she had a stroke last night because she can't stand. I have an appointment to put her down in 15 minutes, but I wanted her to see her favorite place one last time."
The tears came hot to my eyes, too. I explained that I was a veterinarian and asked if I could take a closer look at Juno. If there was any comfort I could offer Frances, then I had to try.
Juno struggled to stand and then collapsed on the ground. With a closer look, I realized she had all the telltale signs of Old Dog VestibularRead More »from Fate Saves an Older Dogs Life