Alright, so we talked to Beethoven's vet and the local vet on Tuesday morning. Chino started the medication Tuesday evening with her supper. She gets one pill every 12 hours, she's always been a pain to give pills to but we discovered that a small slice of hotdog makes the medicine go down in the most delightful way
I do believe Chino is already feeling better. She's not acting as depressed as she has been which is awesome, and last night when Jake was feeding them he called me out back to see what Chino was doing. Chino was making her best attempt at a zoomie in between bites of her food.
I tried to look at her behavior and think about it like I was just seeing what I wanted to see but after deciding to let her stay loose inside with me today so I could watch her, and putting her outside after a while because she was being a major pain in the arse instead of holding the couch down like usual I don't think I could deny that she's feeling better.
Lately Chino has only really gotten off the couch if I'm in the kitchen, today she had her head up my butt trying to see what I was doing, going room to room trying to see if she could find the cat, bothering the lizard, trying to get in the bedroom where the cat was closed in once she figured out where I'd stashed the kitty.
Tomorrow I'm going to put her sweater on her and let her dictate the walk distance just to see what she'll do. I'm not expecting her to want to tour the neighborhood or anything but I'm hoping for some ranging around on the end of the lead and more active interest in her surroundings.