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After so many good things happening lately with this young man ... I decided to take him to a new vets for a second opinion...

When he was bitten by the other dog at his old home the other dogs teeth ripped his shoulder muscle which in itself was bad but on and off Stanley has had what I would call incidents where he trips up on the side where he was bitten.

old vet kept saying it was bruising so I went somewhere else for a second opinion and he has had a full head to toe check up ...turns out he has nerve damage in the right shoulder due to the bite hence the tripping up

...the old vet was saying it was a limp but it wasnt he went down from the middle of his right leg as it buckled under him ..I knew it was more than bruising anyways we are now switching vets as they are more switched on to his needs and they dont charge stupid money ...no changes in what we have been doing with his walks etc just if it happens pop him on the lead and crate rest when home..

Hes on metacalm which I have reduced significantly from the dose he was on when I first got him so I will just up the dose if he has a bad day and he is on golden paste which is helping so onwards and upwards ...

Apparently hes in fine fetttle for an old man I covered Stans ears at that bit he dosent need to get big headed over such comments πŸ˜‚πŸ’™πŸ’œ

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What a great idea Bb8 to get a second opinion. Older animals need lots of extra care and Stanley is certainly getting that with you. Nerve damage is very plausible poor old fella.

He looks very alert in that photo.πŸ˜€

Lots of life in the old boy yet. Bless him. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸŒˆ

Blackbird8 in reply to sassy59

Aww thankyou Carol he is very alert which is why he looks and acts younger than his years ... The walking with us is building wasted muscle back up which is great

You just know when you know πŸ˜‚πŸ’™πŸ’œ

sassy59 in reply to Blackbird8

He’s certainly being looked after and doing well.

I totally agree. πŸ˜‰β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈxxx


I'm so glad you got a second opinion, at least it has but your mind at rest. He's a lovely animal. Have a good night and take care 😊 Bernadette and Jack πŸ• xxxx

Blackbird8 in reply to Damon1864

I feel better for taking him Bernadette thankyou...πŸ’œπŸΎπŸΎ for you and Jack x

So glad Stan the man will have very happy remaining days with his new owner and well cared for :)

Blackbird8 in reply to Bkin

Thankyou Bkin I'm just glad I went off for a second opinion from somone else...The last vet charged a Β£100 just for a consultation that was before diagnosis check up or meds being given ...rip off πŸ’œ

I registered my oldest dog with the local vet but when he was taken ill during the night I had to get my grandson up to take me 11 miles to their out of hours service ! For that reason When I got my second one I registered her with the local dogs trust , a short taxi drive away and offers 24 hour service and I have to say the service so far has been excellent and much cheaper ! I’ve also recently discovered ,on line ,a company called Animed which supplies prescription meds cheaper than vets. I haven’t had prescription meds from them yet but I did get a treatment for a uti for my girl that worked after two doses πŸ˜ƒ

Ah bless him. So the former "let's rip you off" vet has had his services dispensed with. Glad to hear it. Anyway YOUNG Stanley is in fine form apart from this nerve damage. Let's hope it heals. Don't tell him, he is looking great on the photo. Getting big headed would not be good for him. Anyway look after yourself Stan and yer Mum Blackbird. πŸ‘πŸ™‚

Blackbird8 in reply to Davegt

Ah cant quite get over paying a Β£100 for just walking through the door before anything happens daylight robbery...Hes very modest in himself noticed himself in the mirror other day and went for himself barking like a right numpty ...

Hope your well in yourself and keeping safe with Teddy πŸΎπŸΎπŸ’™

Davegt in reply to Blackbird8

Ah I can just imagine Stan getting all macho with himself in the mirror.

Yes Teddy and I are keeping safe. I hope you are as well in these difficult times. Take care


I love your humour BB. Stanley is so lucky to have you. Does the etching the nerve problem will improve or do you have manage the condition?

Awww thankyou RR hopefully it will mend in about 6 weeks ish fingers crossed πŸ’™

I'm so pleased you took Stan for a second opinion. He's looking as if to say hi mum. Hope he improves soon your loving care will make a big difference. Take care Stan and look after your mum. ❀️X Holly

Blackbird8 in reply to Hollyjt

Thankyou Holly He was looking at me as if to say come back for me I'm not going into the water today ..

Needless to say he did as I didn't go back lol stay safe lovley πŸ’™πŸΎπŸΎ

Hollyjt in reply to Blackbird8

Take care.🐾🐾x

What a good thing that you got a second opinion. Twinkle sends him a hug.

Blackbird8 in reply to Littlepom

Thankyou LP I'm so glad I did and Stanley says thankyou Twinkle πŸΎπŸΎπŸ’™

What a great photo of Stan the Man, and a great story with a happy ending. What a relief you got a second opinion and have changed vet. I had to phone the vet today about one of my sheep. It's so stressful when one of our furry family have got something wrong. I hope Stan will do much better with your new vet πŸ₯

Awww H I hope the sheep are okay and the vets sorted any worries for you πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Thank you. Yesterday I had to describe my sheep’s condition over the phone to the vet. Today I had to give my sheep an injection! I’ve never done that before 🀒 Sheep have really thick skin, not easy for injecting through. My poor sheep was much braver than I was! Hopefully I don’t have to do that again for a long time, I’m not sure who it was more traumatic for, me or my sheep!

Aww you have done brilliantly for your sheep you do what you have to for your furry friends..I do hope they get on the mend soon..Stanley's laying at my feet at the moment snoring away πŸ’šπŸ§‘

That’s the best place to be 😴

Yes I agree it's hard not get to bed early with the dark nights πŸ™‚ I'm quite lazy this time of year 🧑

It’s ridiculous how some vets seem to think they can charge what they like. Good on you getting a second opinion. Stan definitely looks a happy chap xx

I would love to know who thinks up the price lists regarding treatment..I'm hoping hes better over the next few weeks slowly slowly πŸ’šπŸ§‘


Beautiful boy - so glad you found him x

Blackbird8 in reply to Kimlu

Thankyou us to πŸ§‘πŸ’š

He has a brilliant carer in you Blackbird. He’s a lucky lad is Stan the Man. Bless his cotton socks I hope all goes well with his new vet. Hug for Stan please πŸ˜„πŸ¦΄

Blackbird8 in reply to Gladwyn

Awww thankyou Gladwyn hugs given and appreciated 🐾🐾🧑

Glad you have found better help with different vet. Sure he will thrive with vet c

Lemon7 in reply to Lemon7

Care and your TLC. Best wishes

Blackbird8 in reply to Lemon7

I'm sure hoping so Lemon thankyou ever so much 🧑

So glad you switched vets, he us a wonderful dog and needs special treatment. Changing subject slightly, that's what we should do with our Drs if they dont perform properly....it makes such a difference to you if you are getting the right help/support. Saying that I'm lucky with mine, but constantly read about others that dont. Have a lovely day with delightful Stan πŸ’œπŸ’›

Blackbird8 in reply to Suzie42

Entirely agree with you Suzie thankyou for your kindness πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Poor old Stanley. Nerve pain hurts so much. I do hope he hadn’t been suffering all that time. He’s such a sweetheart ❀️❀️

Well at least it getting sorted now hopefully πŸ’šπŸ§‘

So happy you have found out what wrong with your faithful companion. This is my faithful companion especially through this past year and through lockdown. We would do anything for our dogs

Wish you both well

Blackbird8 in reply to Sallyb29

Thankyou ever so much I'm glad you have company to get you through the lockdown πŸ§‘πŸ’š

I wish him a speedy recoveryπŸ₯° he is a very lucky dog to have you. First vet sounds Terrible ! So glad you took him for second opinion . Your pictures of Stan the man are adorable, he is picture of happiness πŸ’•πŸ’•

Blackbird8 in reply to saramacg

Ah thankyou so much your kind words are very appreciated I'm hoping he stays happy and gets sorted and more comfortable in the next few weeks πŸ’šπŸ§‘

He looks such a lovely dog, and is so lucky to have found a caring boss

He can be a little devil but mainly hes the best thing ever πŸ§‘πŸ’š

What a little treasure and trooper. Dogs are amazing and he’s a gorgeous little man whose very lucky to have you

Blackbird8 in reply to Jandm

We are lucky to have him around and yep hes a treasure πŸ’šπŸ§‘

Jandm in reply to Blackbird8

I feel the exact same way about my little doggy. He’s an absolute joy and pleasure. He is our baby

Well worth getting a second opinion. Regrettably some Vets have their eye on the clock these days and don’t spend enough time on the patient.

I guess it's always been that way sad as it is 🧑

More chin chucks, ear scratches and tummy rubs for the great Stan.

Blackbird8 in reply to Ergendl

Thankyou Ergendl all in that order πŸ˜‚πŸ’š

It is concerning that vets like this exist. Stanley is lucky to have such a fantastic owner, the previous one does not deserve a dog or any animal for that matter. They are a privilege not a right.

They definitely are a privilege and hes ours for as long as he needs us πŸ’šπŸ§‘

Poor Stanley really has been through the wars. I hope he and your wallet make quick recoveries. He has certainly landed on his feet now with you.

Blackbird8 in reply to Mooka

Oh mooka thankyou it's really not the money so long as hes recovered to enjoy what he loves πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Mooka in reply to Blackbird8

I’m sorry I never thought it was about the money. It is criminal the amount some vets charge. 🐾 ❀️

Blackbird8 in reply to Mooka

I'm sorry I think the way I wrote last reply didn't come across very well...I did mean well just the way I wrote it didn't lol again sorry πŸ˜‚πŸ§‘

So glad you have each other😍

Blackbird8 in reply to Myownidea

Me to 🧑

What a handsome man. I hope he improves with his new care

Hes a stunning fellow but I'm biased πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Always worth getting a second opinion we know when we know.

Another fantastic piccy.

Please give Stan the Man a huge gentle hug from me, not that i think he needs it but I do!!! I feel a cyber bond with him

Stan the Man looks like he’s getting love and hugs in bucket loads.

Well done you



Blackbird8 in reply to judes

Judes that's really kind of you hugs given and appreciated... I hope your feeling somewhat better fingers crossed πŸ’šπŸ§‘

I love Stan and I'm so glad he's with you now.😊😊😊

Blackbird8 in reply to Alberta56

I love him to and I love that you love him πŸ˜‚πŸ§‘πŸ’š

Think you made the right decision there BB and it sounds like he needs all the help he can get, although I think as you say the walking with you will build his muscle up better than anything else. Lots of belly rubs for our Stan eh! x

Blackbird8 in reply to Izb1

Thankyou lovley thats appreciated and Stanley is sending high 🐾🐾 s back to you πŸ•πŸ§‘πŸ’š

He is very lucky to have you as his human. 🐞

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