It wasn't anything major. I needed some new heartworm/flea meds and he needed his anal glands cleansed. His muzzle was pretty broken out, also. He has had these bumps off and on. They would come one day and be gone the next but this week they went to a whole new level. He was also scratching at his ears a little. So, he has been given some antibiotics for the bumps and some ear drops for his ears. She said his ears were not in horrible shape but a little yeasty. I have to get rid of the nylabones bc she says that is probably what has caused his muzzle to break out. That is okay. I wanted a reason to buy him some elk antlers anyway. I just didn't have a reason to spend that money. Now, I do have a reason! :)
He decided to let the vets know his presence by expressing his glands(some of it) when he first arrived. One of the staff members came and cleaned it up only to have him poop on the floor. I was kind of embarrassed! He was much more calm this time around. The vet tech guy said, "this is calm?" LOL.
I decided since we were already out and about to take him to a nearby park that has a nice walking trail and let me tell you, the suitcase leash that wally'n'leto shared has been a life saver for me. He is a completely new dog when walking. I need to find out how to train him to walk side by side without that method though. I guess I will learn more techniques at next months obediance training. :)
He is pooped and I am glad. He is glad to be home though. I am going to give him a bath in a little while cause he is kinda smelly! :)
So how has your morning been???
Sounds like a busy day. Did the vet say why the Nylabones broke out the pug muzzle? Is he possibly allergic to them? My pugs have never had problems with Nylabones but I do know that every pug is different. Mushu has a time with yeasty ears and feet.
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"A dog naps so much because he loves so hard."
She didn't say. She asked me first what kind of bowls he is eating/drinking from and I told her metal. I then said he does chew on nylabones and she quickly said that is it. Maybe she has seen a lot of issues with those? I don't know. I do know that Rebbie is a major chewer. He chews on them all the time...constantly. I actually threw them both away this last week bc they were getting worn down. He loves chewing, so much that he is chewing on his kong right now with no treats inside!
Tinker doesn't have any problems with nylabones either but I do see where they could harbor bacteria. You might want to put him on Nzymes and coconut oil for the yeast.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
As you walk, keep a treat pouch with you, and treat him for walking close without any tension on the suitcase leash and eventually you won't need it. Also, to teach him to pay attention to where you are going and not where he wants to go, take a few minutes during every walk off the suitcase, and randomly change directions, stop and start... and treat/praise when he follows along with you even if at first the leash gets tight before he catches up. He'll figure out pretty quickly that the treats come faster the closer he stays!!! (Glad the suitcase working for you though)!!
Leto's trick is to poop IN the tech's hand as she does his glands. At least Rebbie did it on the floor.
Heather, Mommy to skinkid Toby and furkids Sir Wally of Pugzu and Duke Leto Prancypants the Fragrant.
Also Mom to Just Dakota the Canadian X and Auntie to Radar the Paint; Seed Shoveler Extraordinaire to rescue budgies Spud, Minty, and Wendy.
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Rebulous 3000 is back! He is feeling better today with lots of energy. I gave him his antibiotic this morning since he ate last night with no issues. Should I give him some yogurt, also?
He is being very rambunctious this morning. He has already had one round of pugtona's and I think he is excited because I would usually be at work, by now. :)
When should he stop scratching at his ears? It is day 3 of ear meds and he is still scratching.