Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Trip to the Vet

Westie at vet
Pierre Westie: “Y’all are not going to believe what we were forced to endure on Monday. Mom and Dad took us to the V-E-T. It all started a few days ago when I began scratching and rubbing my right ear. Mom examined it but didn’t notice anything unusual and there was no foul odor. Still, after watching it over the weekend, they decided I needed to see the doctor. I feel better sitting in Mom’s lap in the office.”

Bentley Basset Hound: “I came along for moral support and a pedicure. I don’t mind visiting the vet because they are always very nice to me. My nails are black and super thick, so I’ve always had the vet cut them. We went to a groomer once for a nail clipping, but it made me really nervous. It makes me feel better to know a doctor is available in case they cut my quick!”
Mom: “Both of the boys do great at the veterinarian. Pierre has a yeast infection in his right ear. The vet packed it with a waxy medicine and there is nothing else we need to do for him. It should clear right up and I will make sure that he keeps his ears dry and clean. 
   I use the Purple Stuff in Bentley’s ears every month and he has not had an ear infection in over four years. I don't put it in Pierre’s ears because he’s never had an ear infection and pouring a purple liquid that will stain into a white dog’s ear just seemed a bit risky! Believe me, I won’t hesitate to use it if I suspect he’s going to have ear troubles.”
Pierre: “Dr. Cole said I’m very healthy other than my ear and I lost a few pounds! Mom and Dad say there is nothing sadder than a happy Westie when he’s feeling bad. Hopefully, I’ll be back to running, barking and playing tomorrow.”
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  1. It must be going around! Brinley had a yeasty infection in her right ear too - she just got da all clear from the vet today!

  2. You look so happy, Pierre! We hope you're 100% SOON!

  3. Hope your ear feels better soon. You know we have a lot of white, and the underside of some of our ears are white, but we use the purple stuff. Worst case scenario, the white furs are lavender for a couple hours, but then like magic, they are back to normal. Never had any staining that lasted longer than that here.

  4. I sure am glad you're feeling better Pierre, that itching is not fun!

  5. Oh Pierre I hate being itchy it happens a lot to me as I have skin allergies but normally I can control them. Dang HOT HUMID weather is the culprit
    Bentley did you get your nails painted?
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. We're so glad that all went OK at the vet, and we hope your ear clears up quickly, Pierre.♥

  7. I hope you're feeling better now.

  8. My predecessors, Charisma, Ginger, and Joey had terrible problems with their ears. But not me! Hope you feel better soon Pierre!

  9. Ear itchies and ouchies are NO FUN! Get better soon, Pierre!

  10. We are sure glad you are feeling better Pierre! Sounds like you were both very good boys at the vet and we hope you were both rewarded handsomely!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  11. One good thing about a vet visit is when it is over. Glad yours is over.

  12. Sending oodles of poodles of quick healing thoughts.

  13. We have the vet do our nails too - always better to be safe than have that nail clipped too short.

    We hope Pierre's ear clears up asap.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  14. Yay Pierre! Glad you have an observant Mama and that you are on the mend! My Mom knows what you mean when you said it is sad seeing a happy dog not feeling well. That's how we feel with Dakota! Tell Mom, my Mom uses a purple shampoo for HER white hair and it washes right out, but since that stuff isn't shampoo, your Mama is probably right that it would be risky to use on a white dog. My Mom also has my nails clipped at the Vet too, just to be safe. Barks and licks and love, your pal, Dakota xoxo

  15. Well done, boys. You were very brave the whole time.

    Love and licks,

  16. We're so glad everything went well at the vet ! Purrs

  17. Pierre, we hope your ear is better soon.

  18. Glad your ear will be sorted soon. Itchy ears and lots are ear flapping are no fun at all!

  19. We're glad things went well at the vet! And Pierre, we hope your ear is all cleared up real soon, buddy. XO

  20. Glad your peeps got you in to the vet and you will be good as new Pierre!
    Mabel & Hilda

  21. Oh, don't I knows abouts the ear thing!!! Mine are pretty good nows, butts it took a long time to get them that way ~ and sometimes they do flare up. I hopes your ear clears up and you won't have to be a purple Barney Westie. BOL!!
    Bentley, I SO knows abouts the black thick nails! Butts, I am not as good abouts it as you are! BOL!
    Ruby ♥

  22. Blow me! I think that our cat Sienna has something similar, shakes her head. Vet prescribed something called PMP.

    Hope you feel better soon!


  23. Now, if we can just find somewhere that give out Credit Cards to dogs, there'll be NO stopping us!

    1. Sorry, we had a break between reading this and the other one. This comment should have been on the Driver's Licence one...BOL! Not a great start to the day, here.


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