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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26 comments :

  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!

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

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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  7. I hope you're feeling better now.

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

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

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  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!
    xoxo,
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

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

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  12. Sending oodles of poodles of quick healing thoughts.

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  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

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  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

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

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  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!

    Marjorie

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

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    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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