Sunday, November 11, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
He enjoyed the attention almost as much as he loved the car ride (he loves being a backseat driver)! She suggested a cytology (a non-invasive test to find out what the mass was) and go from there. She said it was alarming that the other vet wanted to set up a surgery without a lot of questions answered.
Buster looked as comfortable as he does at home but that didn't stop me from worrying over the vet's concern that he might have a tumor or cyst in his nostril which makes sense since that could be the cause of his lack of an appetite.
A few days later I scheduled the cytology test and waited all weekend for the results which was that he has a non-spreadable tumor but it might be causing him to not feel well in other areas. I'm thankful he doesn't have cancer! She also found out that he was retaining fluid in his mass so she drained a lot of it and now his lump isn't as scary to feel!
The vet and I are concerned about his upper respiratory infection because it affects his appetite. He throws up the medication and he ignores the probiotic which is sprinkled on his meals which is supposed to encourage him to eat. He is not a candidate for surgery due to the reasons I mentioned earlier. The vet wants to do more tests but I don't know if they will give answers to this issue. The vet seems to be leaning to just trying to keep him comfortable, to stop his medication, and see if he'll get his appetite back. So far it is a waiting game and, meanwhile, Buster is tired and just doing a lot of resting like you see here in the back of my car on our trip home from the vet after the testing was done! Thanks for your interest in my guy.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Around here in Dover, NH, there have been lots of sightings of jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin people, cheerful Halloween decor on doorsteps and front lawns of homes like the one you see here. Since we walk downtown we also love seeing store fronts decorated for the big night but one thing I've never done since Daisy was 2 years old was dress her up because she was clearly uncomfortable wearing a bee suit! The other reason she didn't wear the bee suit the following year was because she outgrew it and that was perfectly fine with her! I won't force my girl to wear anything that scares her so her "outfit" of choice is a collar and leash set that has peace signs on it! I don't begrudge anyone who chooses to dress up their pet (I personally find it adorable to see pets in Halloween dresses, t-shirts, etc but ONLY if they like wearing them) so please tell me if your pet is dressing up (and what they will wear) or not and why because I'd love to hear about it! Happy Halloween, everyone!
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with Mojo the Chihuahua and Echo the Yorkie while their parents were on a mini-vacation!
While Mojo snoozed on my lap his buddy (my dog), Daisy, rested nearby!
This twosome missed their parents very much but time spent on the couch with me before and after their walks and feedings made up for everything!
Mom and Dad didn't like the idea of their babies being alone overnight so I slept with them which made Echo and
Mojo very happy and content!
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