Welcome to Shiba...What?

I chose that name because that was probably the first thing I said when I heard about the breed. And, I get that quite often when I have the girls out and they meet new people. Most people have never heard of the breed, although we do occasionally run into someone who actually knows what they are! I do know one thing and that is Shiba owners love to see other Shibas and read about other Shibas. I recently came across I Am Shiba and within a few days, read the whole blog. Many times I found myself laughing so hard I was on the verge of tears. LOL While not every dog is the same, there are enough similarities. Through this blog, I would love to share how I came to have these two beautiful girls, what we have been though and what we are up to. Occasionally even the girls will add their input, they can be very opinionated you know.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dr. "MOM"

Why is it that when one pet has to go to the vet, at least one of the other pets has to go also? Does the saying, "Comes in Three's" also apply to this? The last few weeks have been expensive vet wise.

First it was Sami, she is on Prednisone and has to have blood work done every 6 months to make sure it isn't causing other problems. Everything turned out great!

Then it was Beaus turn. He started getting this black crusty stuff on his chin and I was wondering if it was related to the Eosinophilic Granuloma that he gets. The vet says no, it's chin acne. So, he gets a antibiotic shot and some antiseptic wipes.

Then it's Sami's turn again. Monday when we went for a walk, she kept squatting to pee and most times there was hardly a dribble coming out. I suspected a UTI and took in a urine specimen. Sure enough she did and was started on antibiotics.

Then it was Beaus turn again. The chin thing is not going away so made an appointment with a different vet at the clinic we go to and he thinks it is still the Eosinophilic Granuloma that I thought it was and so he got a steroid shot. Now we wait to see if that goes away.

Since it was so nice out the last few days, we have been opening the windows in the house and letting some fresh air in. Calista loves to lay in the windowsill or in the box on my daughters headboard to her bed and watch the squirrels outside. Well, she comes walking out of Evanita's room and her one eye was almost swelled shut! Now what?! So, I'm thinking I would probably have to schedule her an appointment when I took Beau in this afternoon, but by this morning it was looking much better and tonight it looks almost gone. So, I will just keep an eye on that for a few days.

So, right now I'm just hoping that everyone gets better and we have no more vet visits for the next couple months.

Two is more fun then one, sometimes. LOL

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