Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Earlier this year, I noticed that my Jack Russell Jasper had developed some lumps and bumps and we took him for a check up. He actually had developed two hernias and needed to have an operation to have them removed and be castrated which will hopefully reduce any more hernias developing.
Luckily for us, we spotted the problem early so the condition didn't develop to the point of damaging his bladder. We've had him for ten years and this was the first real health issue we'd ever had and it was a definite learning curve for us. I mean how do you keep an groggy, disorientated dog still so he can recover? Did you know that dogs can be given tramadol! After a couple of days doped up, Jasper made a good recovery and has developed a couple of pampered habits. He has now got used to lots of extra cushioning and being tucked up in this blanket!