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Wonderful Wednesday: BooBoo Lu

Louise had several sebaceous adenomas removed yesterday. I would have left them alone but the big ones had started bleeding and it was scary. I am not sure they bothered her, but when your dog comes to you with blood all over her head and your carpet, you kind of freak out (yes, I did).

A sebaceous adenoma is a benign tumor of the oil gland cells of the skin. Some people call them ‘dog warts’ but they aren’t viral like a wart is, though they do grow along a root system.

Lulu, aka BooBoo head, started to have them years ago. I had one removed last time she had a dental because she was asleep. She only had one then. Now she has them on her head, her face, her ears, and down her whole back. The one on her head, in the picture above, was very big and oozy (yuck).

The vet removed some surgically and others with a laser. Now she has stitches in multiple locations that will have to come out in 12 to 14 days. You know Lulu Bell, she is the sweetest girl and never complains. She was so happy to be home and have dinner (after significant sniffing from Sofie, Charles, and even Nine). Now to make sure she doesn’t scratch at them. I just love this dog and, like all my Zoo, I want her to be comfortable and happy for many years to come.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2021 in Dogs

 

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2.12.12 Sending the Vet’s kid to college….

Don’t you sometimes just have those kind of days.  I took the 2 dogs and 3 of the cats (Muffin and the kittens) to the vet on Friday.  Silly me.  I was thinking, why don’t I just pack them all up in the Explorer and get it over with.  Noel and Connie went last week, so they got to stay home.  And at the last minute I actually added Louise because she was shaking her head a lot so I kinda knew she had some ear thing going on.  Soooooo, V & I loaded them all up and off we went for the 20 minute ride to see Dr. Kate.  Did I mention that V is not a dog person:  Cats Yes – Dogs Not So Much.  That must be why the whole way to the vet Sofie whined and whined and whined.  Now she doesn’t normally do that but with 3 cat carriers in the back and V in the front, it was all to much for little Sofie, and way to much for V.  That was only the ride there.

We did the dogs first, and it was a good thing that I brought Lulu because she does have an ear infection.  I sensed it coming but it is a rare occasion that any of my dogs have ever had ear problems, so I was not sure.  Sofie was just getting her 1 year check (we got her in March last year). I put the dogs back in the truck and then we unload the cats.

Stella and Nine needed their first vet check and shots (and they traveled very nicely). And Muffin, well he needed the old man checkup (you know what that means, blood, etc).  Poor Muffin appears to have hyperthroidism, so we are waiting for the blood work back to figure out what meds to put him on.  He is already on heart medication and a baby aspirin, but luckily he is a trooper when it comes to taking pills (as long as I hide them in cat treats). Stella also has an ear gunk, but not really an infection, possibly left over from a recent mite cleaning (but we would not know).Shots and blood done. We load them back in the truck and I go to pay the bill, but of course, my daughter had my credit card (because she had to get her hair dyed and cut yesterday (yet another story, you will have to read her blog to get that one)) so I was really lucky V was with me for this adventure so that we had a way to pay.  And, for those of you with multiple pets, you know what that bill costs.

Sofie whined the whole way home so V was about to jump out the window. Now top it off with, when we got home we had a call from the vet telling us that the kittens have some parasite in their stool, so I guess it back there tomorrow to pick up yet more meds.  Thankfully Lulu is a wonderful dog and she is letting me do the ear cleaning and put medicine in it, but Stella! I am not sure I will have any hands left trying to get ear cleaner in her.

I forgot to rob a bank on the way to the vet, so I guess I will just have to dip into my daughter’s college fund.  But that’s what you get when you decide to run a zoo.  Just another DogDaz morning at my house. ❤

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2012 in Cats, Dogs

 

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