Yesterday we made a trip to Yuma for an emergency trip to a greyhound specialist vet.
|Power is running to the vet!|
Power had been having his urinary problems again, and yesterday it came to a head, and his urine exploded all over the floor of the motorhome. I thank God that I don't have carpet! I've had him to several vets over the last 6 months for this same ailment and they didn't figure it out, so when I found out that Susanne Stack DVM is in Yuma, I went there. She got my vet records from the previous vets and did a few other tests in her office and said that he has a condition called "tied up" in the canine world, in which the males sometimes develop a muscle spasm that prohibits them urinating freely. The muscle spasm is intermittent (as is Powers) and is best treated by a muscle relaxant which is not available commercially due to there not being enough call for it. So she has to have it made specially for each dog at a compounding pharmacy in Phoenix and then mailed to the client.
|He would stand like this for a long time and never get his bladder empty!|
I'm looking forward to getting the capsules and them having him be healthy again!