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Mandy has begun to limp on her right rear leg. The year-old toy poodle's lameness at first was intermittent, occurring maybe one or two times a day. Mandy would put weight on the leg but not in full support. Two weeks later, Mandy is walking on three legs.
Just like for humans, a balanced and nutritious diet is an important part in keeping our canine friends active and healthy. Excess weight can endanger a dog's heart, lungs and joints.
When I met Farley, he presented himself as a normal and energetic young dog. One thing that was apparent immediately, however, was that Farley never gave June eye contact ever. In fact, it was as if she didn't even exist, despite her being at the other end of the leash.