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Anyway.... Last Tuesday I had my annual exam, but this time we saw a new vet. Longish story short, Mom was NOT happy with the care level, or lack thereof, that I was getting at my old vet. This new vet is state of the art, and in addition to all the normal vet stuff they do laser therapy, blood transfusions, and stem cell therapy. It's really cool, and they were much nicer and more helpful than our old vet.
I had my yearly heartworm test done (negative), yearly bloodwork done (totally normal), annual exam, and Mom got more flea and heartworm medications. I weighed in at a dainty 10.5lbs, exactly what I've been for the past year and a half. To make up for fluctuating like crazy until I was 2.5, my weight is staying stable now. I'm terrified of the vet, but all things considered I was very well behaved, and even got complimented on my collar and tag I sported for the
I am in excellent health! Perfect weight, great muscle tone, perfect teeth, strong and flexible joints, even heartbeat, parasite free, great coat, clean eyes/ears, ect.
Mom made the decision to follow Dr. Jean Dodd's vaccination schedule, so since I've already had puppy shorts, the 1 year booster, and I am up to date on rabies, I didn't get any needles. I won't get vaccinated, aside from rabies, ever again, so yay!
Pike has the recommended 3 rounds of puppy shots, and he gets his rabies on the 1st. After that, he gets a booster at 1 year and rabies every 3 years, and that's it. Same schedule will be followed for Poodle Puppy, too.
Remember a few months back when I posted about how Comfortis wasn't working as well as it should for me, especially since I'm allergic to fleas? Well, after talking it over with the vet, I've been put on NexGard for flea prevention. It's an oral pill, like Comfortis, but it actually tastes good and doesn't smell like dirt (DM: come on, I can't be the only one who's noticed that!). It also covers 1 kind of tick, so that's good. It's the same cost as Comfortis, roughly, too. I haven't had a dose yet, as I get flea pills on the 1st of each month, but Pike had one and it worked very well. We're happy so far!
The Merle Moron goes in on Monday for his rabies vaccine and microchipping as well as his exam and to get him on some Heartgard (after we get his MDR1 testing done - he should be cleared by parentage, but Mom is paranoid) and NexGard. Little man doesn't know what's coming.
Kisses and Tail Wags,