Snickers has had some "issues" since November.
It started off with allergies, not sure what she was allergic to.
Difficult for "ten pounds of fluff " to communicate why "they itch all over"
We tried different meds . . . steroids seemed to help.
Then she went right in to Kennel Cough which is a virus.
Sometimes it is picked up at a kennel, or from a place with other dogs.
We have never kenneled her but she might have picked it up where she is groomed.
More meds, seemed better, allergies kicked up again after that. Then a urinary tract infection.
Ever try to get a urine sample from a mini dog, or any dog for that matter,
a funny sight to see me running around the yard with a plastic container, for a "catch!"
Results showed blood, question of pre cancer something or another, more meds prescribed.
Follow up urine test was worse than the first, issues many, the weekend was not fun!
(Too much information I am sure!)
X-ray this morning, large bladder stone, no wonder she has been miserable!
The question becomes, do we stay on this road, or do we stop.
No doubt in our minds today, we move ahead,
with surgery on Wednesday to remove the stone.
Doc Vet Peterson
has reassured us that
getting Snickers back to "her spunk" is his goal.
She might feel "punky" for a few more days,
but I think she will be suffering more from diet changes than anything!
(and that might be a good thing for us both)
I am looking forward to a good night of sleep.
Thank you for your caring,
Love and Hugs,