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Dixie's Vet Visit and Antiobiotics starting now!
I took her in tonight. Because she didn't come from a shelter, no discount! But hey, I didn't want to skimp on her situation...and I know my vet is good. Today was $96 for visit and two weeks of antibiotics. Not so bad. The estimate isn't as bad as I thought it might be. But she does have a luxating patella in the rear, which at her age is just what it is...so no jumping around for her. Just nice walks. I have to ask the vet about our stair situation as we have a three level home, like a town house. He says we have only one situation right now to deal with...and it is the teeth.
She needs a senior blood panel for $175 before any surgery or dental work is done. He said the teeth are really bad. She is already missing the lower front four plus a few others are broken. He said she will need at least five extractions and a Carnasial extraction. I think they do it with a nerve block instead of putting her under at her age. The biggest expense is the dental scaling to get the bacteria out from under the gums.
His concern for her is her kidneys due to the nature of her current gum infection...and we will know more with the blood panel. So we start with the two weeks of antibiotics and go from there.
The minimum for the work is over $700. They are having a dental special in February for 20% off the actual extractions and dental scaling.
So as I say, we begin with the antibiotics and then do the blood panel...and then the dental work. It looks like with the help of my friends she can stay with us and I can keep the promise to her original owner.
She doesn't have cataracts, but she does have some kind of a film (forgot what he called it) that appear in older dogs.
So she will eat soft food for the rest of her life...and I hope it is at least six or seven more years.
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003