updated 02/06/2013 AT 12:35 PM ET
•originally published 02/06/2013 AT 1:00 PM ET
“My first baby [Cookie] is limping,” the star shared with her Twitter followers Wednesday. “She’s 12 & it makes me sad & gives me anxiety.”
Often seen on Bethenny Ever After, Cookie has been by Frankel’s side for most of her reality TV career, but her most recent health woe is the latest in a series of complications for the canine.
In April 2012, Cookie was admitted to the hospital after Frankel shared she was vomiting repeatedly. Following a brief stay, she was released with a catheter and a cone, and the Bravo star revealed Cookie was battling an infection.
Two months later, after Frankel and her family moved to Los Angeles for her talk show, the media maven again took to Twitter to write about Cookie’s case of the fleas.
“She has gnawed & scratched her body to death. She isn’t liking LA,” Frankel posted.