Okay first I would like to thank our friend Jodi for leaving me a message inquiring about me since I haven’t been around for a while; that was so sweet. I am okay I’ve just been very busy with the dogs/puppies, work, dogs/puppies, school, dogs/puppies…do you see a trend here
Second, I had to take Maia to the vet today to have her left front leg checked out. It started a couple days ago when I heard her yelp and then she was limping and favoring that leg. I kept an eye on her the next couple days and she seemed fine but then last night as I was getting everyone ready to go down for the night she yelped again and ran from the other dogs and was holding the foot up. I checked her over thoroughly again and couldn’t see anything and after a couple minutes she seemed fine again. Well this continued off and on throughout the rest of the night and this morning; a yelp then a limp and favoring that leg then after a few minutes just fine. So off to the vet we went this morning to get it checked out; Dr Adler checked her over and did some ROM (range of motion) on the left leg and it appears to be in her shoulder. She probably did something to it while rough housing with Titan. She is on crate rest for the next few days with pain medication (Carprofen 75mg) once a day; if it doesn’t improve she will have to go back in for x-rays to see what is going on. Dr Adler didn’t want to do them now because she wanted to start with a less invasive treatment since in order to get good views she will have to really manipulate the shoulder which is not comfortable for a dog especially a puppy so they have to be sedated.
I’m hoping with the crate rest and pain med she will be much better in the next few days. It is going to be interesting with a puppy on crate rest who would rather be running and romping with her brother. I will keep everyone posted on her progress.
Waiting to be seen
Checking things out
Is it my turn yet mom
After her exam
At seven weeks old the pups were scheduled to get their first vaccination and a health check. Now I didn’t bring all seven in at once, I did three, then four and my nephew went with me to help carry pups in and out. Ellen, a veterinary assistant, weighed the pups and set us up in the room, she gave me a huge compliment about how organized I am with the pups and how I know who is who. Of course I thanked her and said “well that is so nice of you to say”, she said “you would be surprised how many people come in with litters of puppies and can’t tell who is who and get them mixed up even as they are being vaccinated”. I of course had that fear even though I know each pup that when I put their individual collars on I also went t back and numbered each collar just to be sure I love talking with Ellen and I found out she is a wonderful artist too, see the background in the pictures, well she did that. The whole office is done with beautiful artwork on the walls.
Dr. Adler saw us and she is so wonderful, she took her time with each one and gave them a thorough going over. She said they all looked great. I took my camera along in hopes to get pictures and although she said she is not very photogenic (which she is) if I had my heart set on it she would let me take a picture of her with each pup.
I just love, love, love these babies!
They went for their first outing yesterday…to the vet clinic so they could have their dew claws removed and a check up. The staff just kept oooing and awing over them (I find myself doing that too) and Corie, the vet tech, just kept snuggling them to her neck and loving on them. Riva also had a physical exam just to make sure everything is the way it should be. Everyone passed inspection and Dr. Adler said they are very healthy fat babies and Riva looks good.
Today I clipped everyone’s little needle nails; poor
Riva they were digging into her but she never moved or flinched she just laid there calmly letting them nurse. She is being such a good mama
They are growing so fast, all of them have put on between 1/4 and 1/2 pound since Monday and I could swear the deadgrass boys are almost double in size
A little help please
Four little piggy’s all in a row
I love you mama!
Well it is now day 40 and I do believe she is pregnant. Things are starting to change with her body that are good indications of pregnancy. I called and scheduled her x-ray with a reproduction specialist, Dr. Schultz, for September 12, at 1:30pm; that will be day 54. Hoping he sees some babies in there!
Now a little tattle on Riva, yesterday we had a fair well dinner at church for one of the families that is moving away; when we do this everyone brings a dish to pass so I brought my Sloppy Joes and Oatmeal Butterscotch Bar Cookies. There were probably about a half batch of the cookies left that I brought back home, which equates to about 2 dozen give or take, well my little counter surfer decided she needed some cookies and tore through the saran wrap and ate not one or two but the entire thing! Needless to say she wasn’t hungry for dinner and thankfully it did not make her sick. I hope she doesn’t pass her counter surfing gene on to her offspring