Monday, July 15, 2013

My Vet Visit

     Hi, everyone! On Friday, the peeps took me to the vet's for a heartworm, flea pills, heartworm pills, and to get my anal glands expressed (yuck).
Great news, I'm heartworm negative! But before I tell you all about that, I wanted to let you all know that my Aunt A started a blog about her kitties! It'd mean a lot to her if you could stop by it here and welcome her and her kittehs to Blogville.

     Back to the vet visit! I was a very, very good girl. The vet doesn't scare, and I was well behaved. I didn't bark, growl, cower, whine, ect. Mom was so proud!
At the vet's office there's two "office dogs", one 7 year old (very fat) Dachshund, and one 6 year old Boston Terrier, both females. They're super cute and really friendly! Here they are:

Very crappy iPhone pic of my head and the office Doxie

     Like I said, I'm heartworm free! I weighed 11lbs exactly, and I got my anal glands expressed for the first time. I'd been chewing and licking at my booty for a while, and (sorry if this is TMI, but it's a dog blog!) sometimes I'd smell really stinky and fishy back there. Since getting them expressed, I've had no issues! Dachshund Mommy: I've never had a dog with anal gland issues, and I'm unsure how often they'll need done. Does anyone have any tips on that?

This pic makes me look fat. I'm not. ;)

Mom also got me 12 months worth of Heartgard+, and 6 months of Comfortis. Mom also sent in our $22 total rebate forms on Saturday, so that's good. Mom only got 6 months worth of Comfortis so we can see how well it works, if I react negatively to them, ect.

DM: The 6 months of Comfortis was more expensive than the 12 months of Heartgard! It had better work....

     Everyone at the vet is usually really nice, but this time the receptionist was a real bitch. Honestly, you should have someone polite and friendly working the front desk!
On the bright side though, Mom bought me some goodies for being such a good girl! She got me a JW Pets ring toy, 2 6" beef trachea (DM: can you say nasty? DN: can you say YUMMY?), and a Zuke's Z Bone. I've never had either of the chews before, and let me tell you I loved em! Of course, Mom had to make me wait to eat them, but once I was released I chowed down.
DM: despite Nola's "mommy beats me" face, I have never laid a hand on her, and I never will. She was just made I had her look at me instead of trying to rip through the treats!

DM: I think this was the mint flavor, but has anyone else noticed it smells just like worcestershire sauce?As soon as I smelt it I wanted some Chex Mix. :p

"Okay!" The most beautiful word in the world!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola


  1. That's such good news Nola, NO little worms for you!

    We can't believe that this is the 1st time you've had your glands expressed. Wow, you're so lucky!! Now, Mommy can't/won't trim our nails bcuz it scares the crap outta her, butt she does clean our glands (sick woman!) Muffin has to have hers done every couple of weeks or she Choo-Choo-Cha-Boogies all over the floor. Man can she scoot fast too. I have mine done every month or so. Mommy said it's a stinky job butt it has to be done. We're used to it now.

    Of course you were a good girl at the Vet's, we know you no other way :)

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Hi Nola
    Glad to hear you got a clean bill of health from the vet :) Sometime going to the vet is so worth it if you get such pawesome treats afterwards from Milo & Jet

  3. Stella use to have hers down at least once a month, then we tried pumpkin added to her food, over time we don't have to have it done as much now, maggie nor gussie have never had theirs done but we notice gussie is starting to chew back there also so we know it is time for him to go to his NEW vet and get it taken care of.
    stella rose's momma

  4. Hi Nola & DM!
    Wesa have two butt-scooters here at our house. The frequency of visits depends on the baby and the amount of scooting. Sometimes, they scoot right after the appointment...ignore goes away. I think we are about every two months with Lily (our #1 scooter) and about quarterly or less with our #2 scooter Gracie. Basically, it is up to NOLA how often she has it done...if she doesn't scoot...she doesn't get the expression. :)
    Much Love,
    Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Puggums

  5. Sounds like an A+ vet visit (except for the receptionist). Beef trachea...yum.

  6. Our DAD always saves the Deer Trachea fur US... Mom hangs them to dry... DELICIOUS stuffs fur SURE...

    We get Baby Carrots DAILY... to keep our poop shooters from needing to EXPRESS their DISPLEASURE with us... Pumpkin helps with it also butt we LOVE our 7:30 PM Carrot Time.

    EXCELLENT Vet Visit...
    PeeS we went to meet the Ragdoll Kitties.

  7. Glad you are fit and well and getting treats - they are the best bit of the vet visit!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  8. Hey Nola, glad you did so good at the vet, shouldn't bit the krazy receptionist, that would teach them.

    That pic does not make you look fat, still the same pretty Nola pupper!

    The Mad Scots

  9. *highpaws* Nola for being so good at the vets and for being HW negative! Sorry they had a poopyhead at the desk...Vets should know better...About your 'glands', Momz had to do mine once, but I haven't had trouble since...I hear that some dogs have recurring problems, but for some like me it's a one time thing...Hope you're like me

  10. We are so glad your tests went well at the vet!! Our son's dog has to have his anal glands expressed at the vet about once a month. He is a shihtzu mix.

    AWESOME job on the treats buddy!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  11. Great job on your vet visit, Nola! So glad you are all clear.

    And pawsome jobs on waiting for the WORD for TREATS. You're the best.


  12. Those fat office pups are very cute! Agree, stuck the unhappy mean people in the back away from the public view!!!! Great news for you good girl.
    Benny & Lily

  13. O hai! That's a Jones Windee! NOM NOM NOM!!! Those are the best EVER! I'm not biased or anything ...

    I have never had a dog expressed. Is it primarily a small dog thing? My mom's Shih Tzu goes to the groomer about once a month and I think they do it for her. *shudder* Or is that what my dog is doing when she drags her rear end across the back lawn? Because I'm fine with the dog dragging her rear end across the lawn. Just not my carpet.

  14. We are so glad that you had a great check up! We only have to have heart worm treatment 6 months of the year because of the cold. Have a great day. Lee and Phod

  15. The office ladies at our usual vet are very cranky. All. The. Time. I hate calling them. It doesn't matter how polite I am, they always act as though it is a huge burden to be speaking to me even though that's their job! Sorry you had to deal with some mean people!

    I'm glad you're all healthy, Nola! Sounds like you were very well behaved! Definitely deserving of those awesome goodies. ;) My dogs have yet to try any trachea chews, but they LOVE Zuke's Z-Bones very much!

    Enjoy your well earned goodies!
    Marquie, Lassie & Petal

  16. Nola I am so glad that you are healthy and heatworm free!!! You got some really cool stuff for being good. I guess it works out to be good sometimes.

    Loveys Sasha

  17. We LOVE "Okay"!!!! Congrats on your lovely behaviour at the VETS. I, Daisy, bounce off the walls looking at everything. And the others just form quaking balls of fur.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. sorry about the mean lady at the vet, that's awful! Hey you weigh as much as my kitty brother! Actually he weighs one pound more but he is FAT BOL!
    Thanks for introducing us to the kitties, Mom and Cody signed up to follow them.
    Barks and licks and love,

  19. My question: Why would a vet's office let their doxie be fat? Hmm, I don't get that. I'm glad you got such a clean bill of health, and that you were so well behaved. Way to go!

    R has anal gland "issues". The Runner learned to do the "expressing" himself because R needs it about every month. It really makes a big difference in terms of making R smell better! From what I understand, it's not hard to learn to do it... but it is gross!

  20. I'm great about our dogs' heartworm, plus we don't live in a high risk area, but still, I get nervous every time for the results! So I can imagine how happy you are to be negative as well!

    Glad your vet visit went well. And that was nice of DM to get your some treats for being such a good girl. :)

  21. Oh, re: the anal glands. I got through two years of teching without having to do them the internal way! Woo-hoo! (The other techs, not so lucky.) I did them in the grooming shop, but we always did external and that's how I do our own dogs who need done. I do Champ's with most baths, but the only one who seems to get issues with them is Elsie. In fact, they need doing now....

    Also, I've tried to take Dawnben's advice about the prunes, but so far, I haven't been able to get in the habit. Gotta get a better routine. :)

    1. I should add, I think the internal method is more complete/effective, and that is how the techs and vets always did them.

  22. So pleased everything went a-ok at the vets and well done on your score, what a load of goodies you got!

  23. Hey Nola

    Well done at the vets -- you are a super healthy girl !! re the anal glands -- I'm only 4 months but had my expressed at the vets last month and Mummy thinks I need it doing again. She's going to learn how to do it herself as it's supposed to be quite easy -- and there are some good You tube vids to watch. But if you have managed so long then you probably don't need them doing that often.

    Miss Marple X

  24. Glad to hear you are healthy. I get my anal glands expressed 1-2 times a year. Some of us just have some occasional issues. Nice stuff you got for behaving too!

  25. Boy you sure get lots of treats for just going to the vet! I am glad you got 12 mons. of heartworm, I take it all year round so I don't have to get tested every year. As far as the uhuhm glands we are clueless too and unless I start to stink too much its not gonna happen! Love Dolly

  26. Glad to hear you're healthy!! Riley sometimes has anal gland issues--I usually get hers expressed every few months, but some dogs need them done more often (and then there's the dogs that never need it done).

    Glad you entered our contest--good luck!!

    Elyse and Riley

  27. Dried trachea is a huge hit here! I find it odd, and sad, that one of the office dogs is overweight, and the other (the Boston Terrier) appears to have allergies that are untreated, judging by her pink paws and mouth.

    Great news on the health front. Except for the anal gland issue. Fortunately, that is something I have never had to deal with.


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