Saturday, July 19, 2014

Vet Visit For Spunky Doodle - Good News and Bad News

Chunky Spunky at 13 lbs, March 2010
Jan. 2014 (perfect weight) when we started using the feeder toy to slow down her eating to keep her from regurgitating her food.

Spunky Doodle had to go to the vet today for her regular comprehensive exam and routine vaccines.  It's so hard to find the right amount of food to give her to keep her weight where it should be. I think I need to give Manny more to eat too because he's looking pretty thin as well.   In 2010 Spunky was way overweight, then I finally got her at 10 lbs, her perfect weight, but now she has lost too much.

Good News:
Today I am Skinny Spunky, just 7 lbs.
Spunky gets to eat more often because she lost too much weight now  (Spunky liked hearing this!)  I see more salmon and sardines in her future.  I knew she looked too thin!  No wonder she's always hungry, she's not getting enough to eat!

Her heart is strong, no arthritis, and clear lungs.

She was very good at the vet and even let them pet her furry stomach.

She got out of getting those shots today.

UPDATE 7/22/14:  Her blood work and stool sample results came back good!

The bad news is:

She has an ear infection in her right ear.  That means I have to squirt in some ointment once a day for 21 days! 

We have to go back again in 21 days to see if she's gaining any weight from just being fed more food.  Hopefully she will and there are no other problems.  The ear infection should be cleared up by then too so she can get her shots then.

Going to the vet is so stressful and expensive.  Just the trip today without even the vaccines was over $300, but Spunky is worth it to us.  We hope to have her with us for another ten years!

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Sandee said...

It's expensive indeed. Our Little Bit just got her allergy medicine and with her food and heart worm it was over $500.00. Oh well.

I hope Spunky Doodle gets rid of that ear infection soon. Poor baby, but more food is good.

Have a purrfect day. ☺

BeadedTail said...

Poor Spunky Doodle! We're sending purrs for her to heal up soon from that ear infection! Bet she'll be happy to eat more after losing nearly half her body weight!

Sparkle said...

Spunky, I hope your ear infection clears up soon! You are so thin right now, you almost look like one of those supermodels! So yeah, you probably need to eat a burger, MOL!

Mrs4444 said...

21 days?! Wow. I'm glad it was caught.

Ted is sure eating like a champ. It will be interesting to see how big he gets; his paws are huge!

Spunky is beautiful:)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Awww....sweet Spunky Doodle. .Yes, pets are so worth it :) :)I pray that Spunky Doodle will respond to all that yummy extra food you're giving her :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Karen said...

When we went back to the vet, she gained a little weight which the vet was happy to see and said she's at the perfect weight right now. Just doesn't want her losing any more. Her ear infection is cleared up and not I only have to clean them once a month.

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