On Thursday Addie and Hailey visited Dr. Johnson at his new office at Neighborhood Pet Health Center. Most dogs don't like going to the vet, but our dogs LOVE going to see Dr. Johnson. They were extra spoiled by his staff with a freeze dried treat that is one of Addie's favorites! But this visit wasn't all fun and petting, both had their own issues going on.
Addie has conjunctivitis which can be seen by the gross stuff next to her eye.
Hailey has a yeast infection in her ear. She wouldn't stand still for a picture. Too many new smells to explore.
What did the diagnosis mean for me? Eye drops and ear drops. This is the first ear infection for Hailey so it was her first time for ear drops. They didn't go so well for the first set of drops. I tried a treat she loves for her second set of drops and by the third set of drops we had found our winner of how to give Hailey ear drops in a calm manor.
Then there is Addie. Addie has never had a problem with us giving her eye drops or even cutting her nails but for some reason now these things infuriate her. So far treats are working for the eye drops although I am missing more than I am getting in. Nails... those are a work in progress. I am simply at a loss with them. We have been desensitising her since she was a pup on her nails and she was in a good place but now it's a no go. Any tips that our pup friends can offer would be greatly appreciated!
The moon is 97% full but with my luck today, last week, this month, it feels like a full moon tonight!
See this adorable little Hailey face...
She nearly gave me a heart attack this evening!
I was filling the dishwasher in the kitchen with Addie laying at my side. Lucie and Hailey were sprinting around the house playing as they always do. I was watching them play out of the corner of my eye. And then there was a scream like you would not believe. It was a Hailey scream that could have literally raised the dead!
Addie and I ran in to find Hailey laying on her side refusing it get up just screaming. A quick once over of Hailey and I didn't notice any blood or visibly broken limbs. She was breathing fine, everything looked in tact. When I reached down to pick her up she started screaming again. I'll tell you, little dogs have a scream that is unimaginable! I have feared an injury occurring between Lucie and Hailey just because of their size difference and it looks like we got our first one out of the way. After several minutes of screaming I grabbed her up and headed out to have her checked out. Dr. Johnson's office was closed since it was nearly 6 p.m. so we headed to Family Pet Care.
At first look they could find no cuts or marks. Her right front leg was tender so they said they would do an x-ray. By the time they had the x-ray set up I could tell that Hailey was already feeling better. When they brought her back to me after the x-ray Hailey was 100% back to normal. The x-ray was perfectly fine. After we checked out, for a moment I felt like I was back in Vegas. In 45 minutes I was down $200 with nothing to show for it. Well, I did received piece of mind that she was ok.
Tonight I felt like a new parent with their child's first injury. That scream... my brain just knew that she had to be dying to make a sound like that! I will know a little better next time. Crazy insane scream doesn't always equal major injury!