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Monday Mischief: The Annual

Every year is that crazy annual vet visit to get shots and exams and all that stuff. (Scroll over pictures to see what we are thinking.) Mom takes us all together for multiple reasons: (1) to get it over with, (2) because maybe we will support each other, and (3) because she gets a 10% discount on the tremendous bill when she brings in all 3 of us.

Peanut helped Mom this year because we are getting stubborn as we get older and are a lot to handle.

We are 10, 11, and 13, so there is more to check on. Lulu is going to have some surgery tomorrow to take those cysts off her head, ears, and face. Mom thinks it is best because they bleed a lot.

Charles has developed a tremor with this head which we think could be coming from his neck. Sofie continues to have massive anxiety and digestive issues. And Lulu is doing OK with her IBD, arrhythmia, and pancreatitis. Mom says that feeding time for us and the cats is like working in a hospital ward with all the different pills and powders. She is proud of us and says we take our medicine much better than the cats do (but we are not sure that is saying much).

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 23, 2021 in Dogs


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4.2.3 Love = Proper Health Care

I read an article by Steve Dale, pet expert and certified dog and cat behavior consultant, the other day in my local paper that made me sad.  It says that each year less and less people annually are taking their pets to the doctor and 3X as many cat owners do not take them as compared to dog owners.  This was from a study published by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  What made me even sadder is that preventable illnesses, from pests like fleas and mosquitoes  that could be avoided, are not, because people are not safeguarding their animals with preventives.  OMG!  The cost of the treatment to prevent heartworm disease is so much less expensive than the cost of treating the animal once it has the disease.  And I can not image the emotional cost to the family and the pet, when an animal does get sick.  

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All the doctor stuff in the vets office

What the saddest part of the whole article to me was that he reported many “owners believe they would know if a pet were sick, ” and, “up to 15%… mistakenly feel they can Google any vet solution.”  This is a very sad trend if people think that the internet can give health solutions for themselves or their pets.   

Waiting for Dr. Kate

Waiting for Dr. Kate

I know that I am preaching to the choir, but if you know people who don’t take their animals to see a vet because they can not afford it, maybe you can raise funds in your community to make it more available?  Locally, Rude Ranch Animal Rescue just opened a Spay Spa and Neuter Nook, for everyone.  I wish that everyone had that option.

If you know people who think they can solve their own medical issues or their animals on the internet, please tell them that doctors and veterinarians are trained to spot a lot of things we regular people can not, like diabetes and cancer.  

Thanks for listening.  

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Dogs


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