Reminder Heart Meds are important not to forget, too. I'm wondering even if you give them flea and tick meds on a routine basis, the tick or flea has to bite the dog before it dies. So, I'm wondering if an infected Tick bits a dog will the dog get sick? Or, does the tick med offer protection against infected tics or fleas? Hummmm....
And .... this is good reminder if your dog is behaving differently such as starting to pee in the house and more frequently, that probably means something is going on. When Patti went into Heat she peed constantly and had several accidents in the house. As soon as she was over her period ... things went back to normal.
I do give Perry his heart worm meds every month, just that I haven't been doing the tick meds... will start giving them regularly now too.
So, update - Perry had his repeat blood test last week and all is good - completely clean.
BUT - the silly bugger has started to limp/ not use his back leg AGAIN! The last time this happened the ortho said that it was his cruciate ligament and put him on crate rest (it was the 2nd time it had happened in the space of 6 months - the time before that was also crate rest while we were here in Kampala, the 2nd time we saw an ortho in the US). He healed up fine, it seemed, after that, but she said if it happened again she would want to do surgery - 3rd time is definitely NOT the charm! So, this will be the 3rd time
Good news and bad news at the same time - this is right before we have another trip to the US (3 weeks so Perry will come with us) so good timing to try to see the ortho again (if we can get a quick appointment since we're only there 3 weeks) - but if surgery is needed I don't know if we can get it done and the right follow ups done in 3 weeks.
So question for those who have gone through the surgery -- what was the vet follow up like after the surgery - when/ how often/ what did they do during the follow up visits/ etc.?