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Our Vet vist today

November 12th, 2007, 04:06 PM
We finally went to the vet today.

I was there 2 hours! lol

He checked her ears, did a slide swab and said it was yeast. He cleaned her ears and gave her the first treatment for the yeast and gave a prescription Otomax. He said her ear problem has been ongoing for a very long time because the inside was hard.

He said her gums looked pale and because of her overall condition he suggested a blood test. Said everything was good except she's anemic, and no infections. I asked the best way to help with the low iron and he just said liver with her food and didn't suggest anything else.

I told him about her licking paws and scratching her face, he didn't seem too concerned and mentioned antiseptic shampoo for that. I guess the yeast from her ears got onto her paws somehow.

He gave her a shot for worms as well. I had them look into her past records from the other owner and was told the dog had first round of vaccinations but nothing else. I tried to find out if they had a record on file about the ears but didn't get an answer. That office was so darn busy. This area really needs another vet office bad!!

Asked about her pregnancy and he said birth could be any time now because after he took her temperature, said it was low. After we got home I found a tiny bit of clear mucus on the floor, so I figure whelping time is close.

Vet thinks she's approximately only 2 years old.

This morning before we left for the vet she at first refused her food, which isn't normal. Well, normal since the day I got her on Nov 6th. She was eating a LOT for a few days. But after the cat came downstairs this morning she chased the cat away from the kitchen and scarfed down the food. After we got home I put more food in her bowl and she's refused that too but takes doggie cookies readily. Since she's so thin and anemic I hate the fact she's not eating. But turning away food is a sign of labor according to what I've read online, and the vet also agreed.

So the ear cleaning/treatment, worm shot, blood test, yeast prescription and normal office fee, it cost $182.

She was very well behaved the whole time! And tried to make friends with the other dogs and people that were there. We had to wait for the blood test to go through the machine and as people passed by her she greeted them all and wanted to be touched. She stuck her face in a man's crotch and everyone laughed.

I have everything ready for whelping now and only thing left to do is wait.

November 12th, 2007, 04:17 PM
OMG,we are going to see more puppies,hopefully all goes well for her:pray:

November 12th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Thanks! And me too! I get to play midwife. lol

The pups will be a total surprise as to what they look like, because no one was able to tell me what male got a hold of her.

Vet did mention he didn't think she would have a problem.

November 12th, 2007, 04:22 PM
Do we have a name yet?

:thumbs up

November 12th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Nope no name! lol

She responds quite well to "HEY!" if she's trying to pester the cat though. But she just won't respond to Sandy.

Yesterday I put some cans near the door to take out into recycling, and I caught her trotting by with an empty tuna can in her mouth and I said HEY and she spit it out and kept going.

Then last night I caught her sneaking up stairs by herself in the dark, nabbing the cat's food and when I walked up the stairs she was holding one of the cat dishes in her mouth and spit that out fast too. The look on her face was priceless!

She knows when she's being naughty. Maybe after a bit more time we'll figure out her personality and make a new name.

November 12th, 2007, 04:46 PM
182$ :eek: What a fantastic price!

By any chance, would there be a vet or a vet tech on call if you need some extra help after office hours?

November 12th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Otomax hmmmm I think there's steroid as well as antifungal in that.
I'd more more apt to ask for simply antifungal. You see steroids actually can make yeast infections worse. Was there a lot of swelling in the ears?

I would not give this to a pregnant dog under any circumstances because of the steroid base it can result in birth deformities. Please reconsider and ask for an antifungal w/o steroid.

November 12th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Yes Luba I think you're right about the steroids.

I'll give them a call and mention it.

Did some reading that Otomax could induce early labor or birth defects. But she's really just about to burst already. Keep in mind she didn't get pregnant under my care and I've only had her one week, so I really don't know for sure when she's due.

Will see what they say when I call tomorrow.

November 12th, 2007, 06:43 PM
Maybe you should call her Haydee. :)

They did a lot for her at the vet, and doesn't sound like they overcharged you.

I hope everything goes well for her and her babies. :pray:

November 12th, 2007, 08:52 PM
She responds quite well to "HEY!"

So you need to find a name that rims with hey :D I hope everything goes well for her :goodvibes: and for you too ! Lucky lucky dog , without you , she would be delivering outside :sad:

November 12th, 2007, 09:50 PM
So you were looking to adopt a dog a while back and now you might be mommy to 8? Good luck with Hey and the delivery.:thumbs up

November 12th, 2007, 09:53 PM
We should start a poll as to how many pups Hey will have, I guess 7, anyone else care to join?

November 13th, 2007, 03:34 AM
LOL a poll! To see how many pups and when she will finally pop?

Well t.pettet, it's a long story that all started with a quarter page newspaper ad talking about starting a rescue group and a shelter locally since we have neither, with phone numbers and emails of contacts. I hear stories about people tying dogs to trees in the middle of the woods, dumping them off on dirt roads, and lots of abuse. The kind of people that live around here would shock many, because during hunting season, men drive around with deer and moose heads tied to the front of their vehicles. :yuck: So if they disrespect wildlife like that, heaven only knows what they do to their family pets.

I clipped the ad and waited about 2 weeks then sent in an email saying I would love to help out and maybe foster a dog. Got a reply, and no dog available to foster but they knew of a golden retriever still with it's owner that was in a bad position and they wanted to get it out of there.

So, one month later I now have one of the two dogs from that location. I literally did not know she was pregnant until the day I was to meet one of the ladies working on the situation who took the dog from her owner and the owner signed a surrender letter. I was planning on getting her and scheduling her to be spayed, but now have to deal with pups. :eek: Once the meeting was arranged, my contact called me again and said, "Oh by the way they think she's pregnant." And I took that to mean maybe the owner was having second thoughts/looking for an excuse to keep her and I said no no it's OK I'll take her anyway. Hubby was NOT thrilled about puppies and I kept the secret from him until the last minute!! lol

I haven't been able to sleep tonight for some reason, but noticed the dog is doing MUCH better just after one ear treatment, is resting more, and doesn't seem to be as agitated.

November 13th, 2007, 11:31 AM
We should start a poll as to how many pups Hey will have, I guess 7, anyone else care to join?

:laughing: I vote for one , because I always get sad when I see more puppies coming into this world :sad:

November 13th, 2007, 11:38 AM
I say she has .:dog::dog::dog::dog::dog:

November 13th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Frenchy I agree with you. Is it bad for me to somewhat hope a couple of them are stillborn? :sad:

Part of me wishes we didn't have to do the whole puppy thing, but another part semi enjoys the situation. Am so very torn over it all and I fear for mom since she's anemic and thin, but find comfort she's better off inside a home to do all this instead of being outside.

On one side it's the miracle of creation and new life, but on the other, this planet is overpopulated.

Anyway all this is happening for a reason and I've even had dreams of seeing a combo liver spotted dog with lab build and looks, like a springer spaniel/lab cross or something. I don't know what it means. But many of my dreams have come true, especially regarding animals, whether positive or heartbreaking. :shrug: Nothing but good vibes in this situation overall, but the logical side is still trying to pick apart right/wrong.

November 13th, 2007, 02:11 PM
So you need to find a name that rims with hey :D How about "Shea"? Like shea butter? :dog:

November 13th, 2007, 02:55 PM
I dont know if I would make the name rhyme with hey! because if she remembers she got into trouble with that name it may not work so well with the new one? I feel for you withthe pup situation but really no matter how many sshe has it is too late to worry and just accept it the way it is! Whether there is 1 or 5 or more they will be givin love coming into this world! and to think of where your precious girl could have been having these babies!

How about Precious? or Bailey?


November 13th, 2007, 07:00 PM
Is she roaming the house at night? You mentioned you weren't sleeping and I wanted to mention that this often happens to me when I bring a foster dog home. I guess the dogs are anxious or confused and have a hard time settling down. I will bring them into my room to sleep, show them their bed and then put up a baby gate so that their roaming is limited to my bedroom. AFter a night or two they usually settle down completely.
Good luck with her and the pups. She looks like a Precious to me.

November 13th, 2007, 08:33 PM
I wonder if she'd respond to Haylee? That would sound like Hey and has lee in it - many vets and other specialists recommends using names with two syllables. Like Jenny or Penny or Candy - you get the idea, lol

Can I ask where this vet is? My folks live in northern NB in the summer and go to MT in Restigouche (they love her - as do I - she can be abrupt but her prices are good, she treats kitties and dogs found for free or at a discounted price and will call me (in Hfx) if someone has found a meezer who needs a home. Is this a vet in Nouvelle or Gaspé. Thx!

btw, my mom shops at Provigo in Pte a la Croix, lol (and they had white stuff today, sigh!! They usuually are in Fla right now but my dad is waiting for surgery).

Oh and good luck with the puppies- we can hardly wait for pix.

November 13th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Am so very torn over it all and I fear for mom since she's anemic and thin,

I feel for you withthe pup situation but really no matter how many sshe has it is too late to worry and just accept it the way it is!

Yep , you shouldn't feel this way , she is pregnant , nothing we can do about it , it's not your fault , all you did is probably save her life !!! :angel: So might as well enjoy the pups !!! All I wish for is that everything goes ok , healthy pups and mom. :thumbs up :goodvibes:

November 13th, 2007, 08:54 PM
How about Precious? or Bailey?


Bailey :D I second that :D

November 13th, 2007, 09:23 PM
What about another name for mother..since she's going to be one?


November 13th, 2007, 09:33 PM
Congrats and I hope all goes well with the birth.

And I suggest Mary, kinda rhymes with hey, and she is a soon to be mother who got turned out and was looking for a safe place to have her children (and the father is a mystery). Sort of suits her. :)


November 13th, 2007, 09:52 PM
Gosh, when I was a med student, some of the guys would have a pool to see when "their" mom - as in the patient they were assigned to - would give birth. They could not be C sections tho and they did have some ethics, thin tho they were imho. The patient had to agree to the "pool" and could enter f she wanted - or her husband. So, maybe we could have a pool to see when Haylee- I think of her as Hayee now, lol - will give birth.

I do believe her name will have to be something like "lee" in it since she responds to "ee" you said or did I read that somewhere? Bailry, Maylee (How's that for a name for a dog, Gawd - what am I thinking?), Kaylee, or spelled the Gaelic way, JenLee, since you are in the Gaspé. maybe ChienLee (?), or spell it differently like Shenlee, or Shandee, instead iof Sandy (I had two dogs named Sandy in my lifetime - both as a child and teenager), If you like the Rankin Family you could always call her Raylene or raylee?

Just some ideas. :D