KING OLLIE HOUSE of BULLDOG

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Ollie had his follow-up vet appointment on Monday. His injured leg was most likely muscle pull. After a week of crate and Rimadyl, it's fine.

Now onto the bigger issue, the right hip dysplasia...We need to do the consult with the orthopedic surgeon. We have insurance. The best advice I ever got was "get a bulldog, Get insurance." One thing in Ollie's favor, he's young. Here are the logistics...
Ollie has 6 more weeks of Basic II Obedience. I have already paid for 4 more private sessions of Service Dog Training. I really don't want Ollie to loose his momentum with the training.

Also we need to go to Winter Park/Orlando for 2 days and this will be Ollie's longest car ride (2 hrs) and his first overnight hotel stay. We'll be doing his first restaurants. To say I'm nervous is an understatement. On May 14th WE HAVE TO go to Canada so I can say good-bye to my 93 year old Dad. Ollie will again have to stay in a hotel the night before we fly out, go through TSA, get on plane etc. etc. Etc. This is huge for us. One of the things I always worked on with teachers was for them to be proactive rather than reactive. To this end, there is a county transit bus that stops out in front of our neighborhood gates. I have discovered that Ollie and I can ride this bus for free. We could even go as far as Tampa on it (40 miles, 2 hrs) but I'm sure Id never need or want to. Anyway, I can get on here and get off at the first stop which is Walmart, just about 5 miles down the road. Ollie and I can meander around Walmart and eat at the Subway in there and then hop the bus back. John said he will go with me the first time "Just in case." I told him he can't talk to me or Ollie because we have to concentrate and he can sit nearby, but not with us. He has to be like a United Nations observer and only step in if needed.

So, I will schedule the ortho consult for after we get back from Canada and after Ollie completes School II and his 4 other sessions. And, FINALLY (yes, there is an end to all this drivel), for those who remember our discussion about Ollie's crooked front end alignment
the vet said the weaker right hip is causing him to compensate and lead with his stronger left foot/side. Seems possible to me.
 

2BullyMama

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You have a busy schedule... hopefully the HD is not that severe and with supplements and limited jumping he will be fine.

Good luck with your bus ride, keep us posted— I’m sure he will do great


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KING OLLIE HOUSE of BULLDOG

KING OLLIE HOUSE of BULLDOG

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You have a busy schedule... hopefully the HD is not that severe and with supplements and limited jumping he will be fine.

Good luck with your bus ride, keep us posted— I’m sure he will do great


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Can you recommend a supplement?


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People have great success with CBD oil. Glucosamine is good for joints as well. You can also try acupuncture and laser therapy.

All if what Citty suggested....

We use Movoflex and laser therapy.


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Great plans - taking the bus and having your husband stand by sounds like a good plan!

When you go to hotel/restautrant - do you need to take Ollie into the restaurant? Unless you are meeting up with other people for dinner, perhaps you can have food sent to your room? We have taken Castor to hotels on a few occasions and it has been ok but we haven't enjoyed our dinners but only eaten quickly and headed back to the room.
 
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Great plans - taking the bus and having your husband stand by sounds like a good plan!

When you go to hotel/restautrant - do you need to take Ollie into the restaurant? Unless you are meeting up with other people for dinner, perhaps you can have food sent to your room? We have taken Castor to hotels on a few occasions and it has been ok but we haven't enjoyed our dinners but only eaten quickly and headed back to the room.

Well, I understand what you ate saying but if he’s going to be my service dog he has to do a “place, down and stay” while we eat. He has to carry my special eating utensils, metal straw etc. Its his job now.


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I don't have much advice, BUT OLLIE YOU GOT THIS!! Much love from Ellie
 

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Well, I understand what you ate saying but if he’s going to be my service dog he has to do a “place, down and stay” while we eat. He has to carry my special eating utensils, metal straw etc. Its his job now.


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Ah, yes, of course. Sorry; I know but forgot and was thinking of him as a pet.
 
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Ah, yes, of course. Sorry; I know but forgot and was thinking of him as a pet.

I know. It’s a transition for us too. I have to stop thinking of him as my sweet baby boy and start thinking of him as my partner.


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I know. It’s a transition for us too. I have to stop thinking of him as my sweet baby boy and start thinking of him as my partner.
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Ollie in a restaurants n you’re nervous?? Lol. Don’t forget photos!!!

Once you cross Canada, CBD is legal throughout the country. Just walk into a Cannabis store buy some. Not sure if you can cross it back though. If you’re not sure what to get this link tells you which one for pets. https://wccannabis.ca/product-category/cbd/ (Look for the PET one) . I personally would start immediately putting NON diluted Frankincense. It will help him enormously. Or get a drop of CO in the palm of your hand, add a good 8 drops n start massaging. Do it daily. Might help your hands too as your massaging it into Ollie.
 

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Good luck on the bus, and in the restaurant... I think the cannabis oil is a great idea. I keep reading wonderful things about it...
 

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