Sounds like a very good vet to me.
I'd be stoked tp get such a cool message and picture from them. Little things like that are a sign of a good buisness i reckon.
Good to hear he's doing ok and all the best with his recovery.
So Brock came home last night!
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He was very happy to see me when I picked him up and he was so happy to be home! He was very good and calm.
I couldnt help but laugh a little at his Blue smiley face bandage and his shaved backside
He did fine over night, got more sleep than me! He has always liked to dig at his bedding to 'make it comfortable' but with his little leg bandaged up he got caught a couple of times so I will be discouraging this digging for a while.
I have never had to give him tablets before, just his monthly worm pill which i usually cover in peanut butter or cheese and he scoffs. BUT compared to his antibiotics tablets the worm tablets are the size of a ant.
I first tried my usual trick, covering the pill in treats and stuff, but Brock was on to me straight away.... I have seen heaps of people give dogs pills striaght down the throat before so I figured that was going to be my only choice.
Well.... Brock didn't like that at all. He struggled and struggled, I could barely get is mount open on my first attempt and they didn't get it down the throat far enough and he spat them out.
I had to get my partner to hold him and open his mouth, the we held his mouth closed for a bit to make sure he swallowed.
It wasn't fun and I feel a little traumatized so I hope he is taking it better than me. We have two pills each morning and one at night so if anyone has any pointers please let me know.
Hopefully we get the hang of it over the weekend. On Monday we go back to the Vet to get the bandage off and check the wound. If I have not got it sussed by them I will see what they suggest.
So glad to hear all went well and he is home and happy.
With the pills I use a bit of a sneaky method that takes advantage of most dogs' greed when it comes to food.
I roll the pill in a ball of raw mince (you really need to use the good stuff for this!), but then I hold another mince ball in my other hand. I first give the ball with the pill inside and as soon as the dog accepts it, I immediately hold the other treat in front of her nose and excitedly encourage her to take it. This results in her swallowing the first one very fast so she can have the second one. Never had a dog spit out a pill with this method.
Good to hear brock is home and happy....get well soon Brocky
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I have cats and dogs and none of my dogs can pass up a pill rolled in wet cat food.
Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.
Thanks for the Tips on getting Brock to eat the pills.
I have to say the mince is working well, but I still need to cut the pills in half and make small balls mince to give them to him one after the other... Just playing to the greedy guts in him.
I did give him one bigger one with a full pill and he ate the meat and spat out the pill.... Smart Ass
Anyway the first few days have been fine and he has been quite calm, but last night he was seriously getting bored and trying to get very playful.... today we visit the Vet to get the bandage removed I am not really looking forward to this cause I know he will think he is back to his normal self. I think the bandage is actually what has kept him quite cause he doesn't have full use of the leg.
I have to admit he has been very good so far, I have had is collar on but no the lead inside and every time he goes to wander off the carpet mat I just call out to him and he stops. Of course always on the lead outside and its been tough to figure out if he needs to toilet or not.... I think cause he is restricted he does the 'I need to Pee' thing more and more just to get out side for a bit.
Poor little guy had a tough time doing no2's the first few days and didnt actually pass anything for almost a full 48 hrs... I was about to call the Vet and my partner took him out and came back in laughing..........' WOW you should have seen the size of it!" Typical of him, he loves toilet humor.
I think once the bandage is off we might have to start using the lead inside as well just to be on the safe side... and Im off to buy a 'Stair Gate' today to make sure he doesn't attempt the stairs.
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