Choosing tic and flea products has been driving me crazy for the past couple of weeks, and now, just to cement the need that I need to get my act together, I found a lump on pup's underbelly!
It was very, very tiny but I took him in anyway, just in case it was a tic. The vet nurse said it wasn't but to talk to a vet anyway to see what it is so I sat around feeling like a silly, hyper-vigilant puppy parent. Turns out the nurse was wrong - it was a tic. And they found another one in the corner of his eye!! Both were dying and they weren't paralysis, but still!
Although, on a positive note, we had the other small animal vet to his usual and was so, so happy with her! She was very lovely. Adored Master Puppy and kept stretching out the appointment to hug and pat him. Asked lots and lots of questions about where he came from (and then said our breeder must be doing something right as J. is pretty damn impeccable), our future plans for him and discussed all sorts of basic puppy bits and pieces - checked his new teeth and talked about projected weight gain and exercise needs. And reassured us about his dandruff - was getting worried about that.
But bloody parasites - they're driving me insane (well, combined with the huge array of products) and he's only 5 months old! Dealing with them for the rest of his life will not be fun! I find it takes forever to pore through his thick coat to even see a scrap of skin, let alone a comprehensive search - does anyone have any handy hints for the daily check?