Poor Bullmastiff Sky, our July’s Pet of the Month after suffering from anaphylactic shock from a bee sting, is under the weather in a dramatic way again. She has just been diagnosed with a very rare fibrocartilagenous embolism. Hamish has only seen 4 cases in 15 years. The condition occurs when a piece of fibrocartilage breaks off (presumably from the spine) and blocks a blood vessel to the spinal cord causing sudden weakness in the legs. Many dogs cannot walk, but though very weak, Sky was still just able to get around. Thankfully, most dogs improve rapidly and Sky is much stronger and more mobile just 4 days on. Fingers crossed for a better Autumn for Sky!