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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009 10:45 am
Vet appointment

I took Dahlia to the vet this morning for her yearly vet appointment. She did really well there. They weighed her and she weighs 52 lbs according to their scale, so she's still doing well in that regard (she weighed 55.5 lbs the last time we went there!). They drew blood and she didn't yelp. She was hilarious when she came back into the room with me. She was limping like she'd been injured or something and all because she had a bandage around her leg. Silly dog. The vet tech was most amused at the way she lifted her paw up to me when she came back in. Pathetic doggy.

The vet was quick with her, said she was healthy, that she'd do well with agility and was at a good weight for that. He gave her the other two vaccines. She yelped at the first one, but did fine with the second. Poor girl.

It turns out that she has hookworms. She could have picked that up anywhere, even from just lying around on the grass. We've already given her the pill for that, so she should be good to go.

I also got a call when I was home and she tested positive for lyme disease. WTF. She has no signs of it so it could be an inactive infection, but we have to bring her back in on Monday to get more blood drawn to send off. She may have to be on antibiotics. I hope she's ok -- lyme disease sounds pretty worrying.

After the exam, we took a nice long walk in the Erie Canal Park with my Mom and Teri. My mom got a chance to see a bit more of Dahlia's excited side (see Mom, she's not always so calm!). The interesting thing is my Mom said she looks so much like Bandit (our Border collie when I was younger) that it's uncanny. Interesting.

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anterastilis
anterastilis
Granola Girl
Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)

Dahlia weighs 52 pounds? *boggles* That's about the same as Lucy. For some reason I thought Dahlia was so much bigger! Weird!


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)

Yep...she's not a very big dog! I think she just looks bigger because she's mostly HAIR. lol Even the vet upon feeling her mentioned she was a much smaller dog than she looked like and that she was in good shape, even though she looked larger. She's a fluffy dog! lol


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)

Me too. I'm worried. They said she could have gotten infected even last year and that wouldn't surprise me. Her foster mom took her into the woods a lot and so did we. And who knows what happened to her before we got her! I know NOTHING about lyme disease.


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a_kosmos
a_kosmos
Scheherazade is my patron saint.
Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)

The Lyme disease sounds scary. I hope everything is ok there.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)

Yeah I'm really scared about that. Deer ticks are pretty common here so it's not a huge surprise, but I'm worried about her. Hopefully antibiotics will treat it as they say they will.


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jenandbronze
Jen and Nixon
Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)

What little I do know about Lyme disease, is the dog is on medication for at least a month and re-tested to be sure it has gone negative. Some dogs don't exhibit any symptoms if they show positive. I am sure she'll be right as rain soon. *grin*


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)

I hope so! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Hopefully it'll be an easy thing to treat.


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