I rather like our new vet. I have been debating between staying with my old vet and going to new vet. I don't even know why I disliked my old vet, they were friendly but it was hard to understand them and they are much cheaper then my new vet. I want to tell my small experience but I did have two questions I am hoping others could answer. I'd post them in a different thread but i might as well put them all together.
The new vets were really friendly and very helpful so I liked this. I have been bad and both dogs really needed to be checked for heart worm and have protection against it, I was really getting paranoid they had HW. I got Sunny tested and since I had enough money left over, I decided to get Serenity done. My only concern was that they took Sunny to the back and honestly, that didn't sit right with me for Serenity.. I at least wanted her around some one she knew. I was so relieved when I asked if they could withdraw the blood in the room, with me, my vet agreed. Serenity reacted very badly to some one holding her and I felt awful but I knew it needed to be done.. Would it hurt to see if I could hold her in the future? I didn't say anything because I didn't know if I had the right to.. I am not upset I didn't get to hold her, just curious for next time. Serenity isn't that strong so it's easy to hold her.
Both tests came back negative thankfully. They are now on HW prevention and we picked up more worming supplies.
I told the vet about Serenity's issues and she respected what I said and was thankful I told her.
I then talked about Sunny and his urinating problems. (For those who don't know, Sunny has urinated in my room twice now. 2/3? months ago he was urinating in my room for a few months (before the 2/3 months) when he has been toilet trained since 8 weeks. He's 5 now. He's had a urine test done, his gravity came back a bit off but not off to badly, he had blood tests done and it all came back normal. Had UTI tabets (this was all a few months back now). His peeing stopped for a while.. and now I'm worried again) I think she was very helpful, I did get some pricing on a few things so I know how much I need to put away to get him tested. She did say to wait to see if he does keep urinating and if it continues, then try to rule out a medical problem but I think I'll just start the testing as soon as I'm back from Bali. So, I can't wait to get him tested because I'm sick of worrying. I don't know what I want to hear. I don't want him to be hurting and if there is no medical issue, it's a behavioral issue and I'll be shocked if it's that option.
I have two questions I'd like advice about. I was wondering if I did the right thing here or if I can change something.
When Sunny got taken in to the back for his blood withdrawal at the vet, Serenity was stressing a bit when Sunny was gone (Ok, I'll admit, maybe she is more attached to him then I thought) she starting whining randomly, trying to pace around, trying to jump up to cuddle me. It was hard not to cuddle her. Instead, I gently pushed her off me, told her to 'shh' and ignored her. Was this a good idea or can I do something differently?
Serenity has been a tad possessive over me, towards Sunny, at times. It used to only happen on this one couch so I wont let them near me when I sit there. She started showing her possessive side a few days back. While sitting in the vets room, Sunny came up for a pet while Serenity was laying down. He came for a cuddle, she instantly jumped up and started grabbing at his mouth, mouthing him a lot, if he moved, she'd body block him and shove him away from me and if she lost contact with his mouth, she'd grab at it again. In my eyes, this is her being possessive, could I be wrong? Yes but she clearly was shoving him away. She wasn't acting aggressively but I know it can get to that, if it's pushed. When she does this, I'll tell her 'Oy' and if she doesn't stop I'll grab her, tell her 'Oy' and make her sit though normally after a grab/tap on the shoulder, she will stop. No, I do not hurt her.. By grab, I will gently pull her away or the tap is a light tap, to distract her, like you might to another person who is ignoring you. Is this alright or can I do something better?
So, all in all, it was a very good visit, I have a new vet I'm happy with, I also got to see more of her true issues which sucked but we'll work on it!
and naughty Sunny kept trying to get in to the bin. Naughty mutt. She had to lift the bin up since he was so forceful about it.
and some pics.