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Betty – A Fit Old Staffy August 16, 2009

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Betty has been for her yearly checkup and was told that she was the healthiest staffy of that age the vet had ever seen.

She's coming up to 10 years old, so not ancient, but no spring chicken anymore either.

Apart from her dodgy leg she's good. When she was about four she leapt off the top of the cubby house and did a huge mash up job on her knee that required surgery and its been a problem for her ever since. Now she has arthritis in it and spends most of the time with it held up. If you have a dog with arthritis though, the vet told us to give her an aspirin a day. Just normal aspirin. He said to try it for a week and see if it helps.

He also said walking will help but thats not a problem because Daz and Betty walk all the time. I told him they should be doing a walkathon to raise money for some cause. One day a guy stopped him on the street and said

don't you get on with your missus?

yeah, why?

because you're always out walking the bloody dog.


So even though she has a few grey hairs



And worn out old paws



She's never feeling too old to play the sock game


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21 Responses to “Betty – A Fit Old Staffy”

  1. LeendaDLL Says:

    "gimme that sock! give… me… that… sock!" **proceeds to playfully chase Betty throughout the house and engage in tugs o' war**

  2. cat Says:

    Thats about it. I hear Daz saying – Dog, do we really have to do this? It takes a bit to get those ones off as well, they're really tight. then she takes off, claws scrabbling on the tiles.

  3. Jem Says:

    I love Betty and she looks so buff in those last two pics,if you think about it, she is 70 in human years. Betty is the bomb!!!

  4. cat Says:

    Well, sort of….. more of a firecracker

  5. I love the comment about not liking the missus – how aussie can you get!

  6. cat Says:

    lol, yes, thats my little town for you

  7. snoringKatZ Says:

    Betty and I have much in common re: hair and feet and klutziness although mine has never required surgery.I do enjoy a good sock once in a while, too.

  8. L Says:

    she really is lovely!! we had an irish wolfhoud who suffered from arthritis and we used the asprin trick (it worked wonderfully for us) but apparently asprin has a bitter taste and our fussy dogs hated taking it! so a good trick in case betty does the same is to dissolve it in some warm milk with a touch of sugar – they lap it up everytime and they feel nice and special even though their leg is hurting!

  9. kris Says:

    Betty is aging so gracefully! She is certainly gorgeous and lovely. Love the heatshot and her greys.

  10. cat Says:

    lol, you'd be a game man to go near one of my husbands socks

  11. cat Says:

    Ahhhh because I was wondering about that. If I was meant to give it to her whole or dissolve it. I was going to the chemist today to see if they had apsirin that you could take whole. Thanks.

  12. cat Says:

    Her little muzzle is getting a lot of grey now – and she also has a lot of grey around the scar on her leg as well which looks funny

  13. Design Shark Says:

    Aw, pretty Miss Betty. I just want to hug her.

  14. Waterbaby Says:

    sweeeet! many more happy trails to you, betty!

  15. cat Says:

    I'll do it for you

  16. cat Says:

    yes hopefully she has a few good years left in her

  17. cat Says:

    by the way – how long did it take for you to notice a difference?

  18. Snowy Says:

    if you think about it, she is 70 in human years. Betty is the bomb!!! Yes, 70 is quite young, really….

  19. L Says:

    about 2-3 days usually for a big difference difference (moving quicker and more lively etc), but within a couple of hours of the first tablet you can see the difference, they're just less stiff. its usually worst on the cold winter mornings, so sometimes one before bed the night before is good, it keeps it away for the next morning.

  20. Corissa Says:

    What a sweetie dog. I'd guess the guy who stopped Daz doesn't get on with his missus if he's always there to see him walking the dog.I've read about doctors treating arthritis with antibiotics…might be something to research…

  21. cat Says:

    I don't think he has a missus, I think he's always sitting outside the pub on the corner the aspirin is working brilliantly!

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