Monday, June 13, 2011

Holy Crap Pets are Expensive

This little guy is starting to cost quit a bit of money here lately.

A week ago we had our annual Vet visit (well actually it was 5 months late, I dislike going to the vet in the middle of winter).

First of all the poor guy is allergic to his rabies and distemper shots.  Starts puffing up like the stay puff marshmallow man.  That of which requires several steroid shots before and after then several days of steroids.  Then add in a 6 month supply of heart worm/flea & tick treatments for both dogs and the costs of their annual physicals, nail clipping and gland emptying.  Total for that trip $545.

Fast forward a week, just a week.  Now Budweiser has decided to get a nasty bladder infection.  We of course did not know this at first.  First we thought he had a hurt foot or something.  Then we noticed that his belly was really HARD.   Jump to yesterday and a friend comes over and steps on poor Buddy (she always steps on him every time she comes over) and he decides he is not going to walk any longer.

Today we tried to get him to go outside to the bathroom, had to carry him outside and put him in the grass (in the rain).  Nope he just sat there.  Just great.  After Mike went to a couple of meetings he called me to let me know he was on his way home.  I called the Vet got Buddy an appointment.  Mike and Mikayla took him in, got x-rays, blood work, a walk (they tried walking vs and enema).  Finally he relieved his bowls and bladder.  The x-rays showed that his bowls were seriously blocked and was his bladder.  We left him at the Vet for a while as they said they were going to give him an enema (which they decided to walk him instead).  When Mike got back there to pick him up they said that they tested his urine and that he has a bladder infection, they also think he may have hurt his back (common in Dachshunds) and gave Mike medicine for me to give him over the next week.  IF he is not better within the week we are to bring him back for another visit.

Today's total $300.  Guess the mulch is going to have to wait just a little longer.

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