Maggie is doing really well. We are about 5 weeks out from her ACL surgery. I think she is getting really tired of not being able to run and go on walks, but it won't be long and we can start on the walks. She seems to be moving on her leg much better, so that is a good sign.
Maggie is not so itchy since she has been on the Apoquel. For now, we are not feeding her any food with chicken or turkey. I do think that has also been helping. It's hard to know exactly what was causing her skin issues but changing her food was definitely worth a try. I have been brushing her quite a bit and I think her coat is finally losing less hair. The better food helps that, too.
Maggie can be in a home as an only dog or with another dog. She is somewhat of an "attention hog" so she would probably like having it all to herself. If I'm not paying attention to her at times, she reminds me by letting out this little, low growly noise. She's saying, "Hey, do you not see me? Just want a few pets please." After her pets she will lay down, satisfied with a little dose of loving.
Even though Maggie will be 11 years old in November, she is like a spring chicken. Everyone that meets her can't believe she is a senior dog. I think she is like the Energizer Bunny that keeps on going.
If anyone out there has a soft place in their heart for a senior girl, Maggie would love to meet you. Senior dogs are just so grateful for the love and care that they receive. A warm place to sleep, some food and love is what everyone wants in their golden years.