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smelly expensive day...

Yesterday I was just about to take the boys for a walk and they were all leashed up when the mail man came...you a;; know how jasper gets with the mail man. But yay! he was leashed, I could use the opportunity to correct him because I was actually home... so we do Sits and No to barking... and he is doing what I ask of him... barks reduced to a low grumble while he sits looking like he is about to explode... Mail man leaves and we go for our walk... UPS comes... School bus lets off kids...and Jasper is wound up like a top... So we make it back to the house and I open the door and I am hit with the worst smell in the world. While I was correcting him with the mail man, Jasper must have expressed his anal glands... I couldn't find anything but I knew where he released by the smell... So spray, spray,spray with simple solution. and call the vet because I knew he was about due to have his A.G.'s expressed. She has cancelations (did I mention it was snowing and messy and I had just bathed the boys the day before) so in we go, figure I will get both their nails done while I'm there...
So the vet expressed his glands (yup that was the smell!) and they were still very full... and she does his nails and then does Cash's nails... and then I remember I need Frontline and Heartworm medicine... and I am about to pay when the receptionist yells to the vet..."we need a heartworm test...oh and their immunizations are up at the end of the month..." So we go back in to do our annual exam... Weigh Cash...OMG...231/2 lbs...so we decide to do a thyroid test since all he eats is 4 medallions a day and a few tiny pieces of Jerky.... And of course they test them both for heartworm and ticks and do the physical and give them kennel cough and a 6 way...add the 6 month supply of Frontline and Intercept and what I thought was going to be an $18 dollar visit was $647. Ouch....

But before that...we had fun in the snow!

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post #2 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 07:45 PM
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So we go back in to do our annual exam... Weigh Cash...OMG...231/2 lbs...so we decide to do a thyroid test since all he eats is 4 medallions a day and a few tiny pieces of Jerky.... And of course they test them both for heartworm and ticks and do the physical and give them kennel cough and a 6 way...add the 6 month supply of Frontline and Intercept and what I thought was going to be an $18 dollar visit was $647. Ouch....

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And that would be the reason that I only have one dog..lol
I love this picture of Jasper and Cash in the snow..that is so cute!

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Very cute snow pictures, Missy! Cute enough to make up for the rest of your day!

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What is sad is that I have had so many of those days throughout my dog parenting years. You wake up thinking it is a normal day, and in a matter of minutes it turns into a $500 bill. But, oh, the tests come back negative so we need to check something else....and....you know how it goes.

And in the end, you do not miss the money, but still love the dog so it is all worth it.
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Ouch, that hurts. The good news is that everything's okay but a visit like that puts a real dent in your wallet. Hope tomorrow is boring.

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Wow, that is one very expensive anal glad and nail trim visit. Good thing the boys are adorable.

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Ummm...Cicero just told me he loves being an only child. When will you hear from the thyroid test? Has Cash just put on more weight lately? Vet bills can be a shock...but they are so worth it.!!!!


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thanks for letting me and understanding my rant. I agree it is a good thing they are so cute. It was a shocker...but what else could I do? what else would I do?

Cash has always had a weight problem(like his alpahette) since he was a pup. If I feed him any sort of kibble (with any sort of simple carb, even no grain but potatoes) he gets just ravenous and will cry himself to exhaustion for more food. And he gains weight... And he eats his poo... If I feed him nothing but the Natures Variety Medallion and green beans-- he does not seem nearly as hungry and will lose a little weight but not much (but he stops eating his poo too .) But we give him much less than what a 20 lb dog is supposed to get and he still gains weight. And both boys get a 2 mile walk every day and a lot of shorter walks...So we'll see... I would guess it will come back in a few days.




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Missy,
Jasper and Cash are so cute.
Sorry your day turned out to be so expensive............
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What a day, you poor thing!!!! But they do look so cute in their sweaters.

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