Oscar first had a problem with a mild lameness last summer. At the time, we investigated the lameness by taking x-ray pictures.
Maya rushes everywhere, as if she is eager to experience as much of life as possible.
A couple of weeks ago, Sunny's left forefoot swelled up to twice its normal size, and he stopped putting weight on it. Katrin brought him down to see me at once.
Ilona was impressed by a demonstration of working sheepdogs on a farm in County Kerry while on holiday. She wanted an energetic, active dog, and a working collie seemed to be the answer.
The widespread use of mobile phones means that veterinary advice is now easy to obtain in an emergency, wherever it happens.
Anna had never owned a dog until Blossom came along: she’s a rescued dog, whose owner had died suddenly.
Taz is an independent creature, choosing to live in his own cat house outside Hilary’s back door. It’s a cosy place, lined with newspaper, blankets and a comfortable cushion.
Bruder is a “rescue dog” – Anna found him at Collon Animal Sanctuary (www. collonanimalsanctuary. com) as a young adult.
Pancho was rescued by Maria two years ago. He was a normal, fit, healthy collie at first, but a few months ago, Maria noticed that he was not quite right after long walks.
Lameness is very common in pet dogs, and it is much more common in some breeds.