Thursday, May 15, 2008

Milking-it-for-all-its-worth Dog on Thurs

Last week I took Puddin for her yearly shots and tests. Happy, healthy and back down to her healthy weight. I mentioned to the vet that she was drinking more than normal. Blood work all looks good. We couldn't get urine since she had donated all her samples to the lawn in front of the clinic. Early the next morning I'm following Pud around the yard with an empty pie tin. You know. Later I get a call to pick up meds and talk to the vet. Her urine pH is "off the charts" and full of crystals. We get antibiotics and an acidifier. He thinks she's too young to have "the malady which must not be named" so we should assume its a uti and just watch her.

Any ideas what he's worried about but won't say?

Puddin thinks it is unfair for non-sick dogs to get the lap.

She retaliates by ripping out the head of Trixie's bear toy and stealing Gus' bed.
Seems fair.


dogquilter said...

Poor Puddin sounds like someone needs ice cream and a hug.

Pooch said...

Hope she's soon well and you both are feeling much better. It's so sad when our beloved pets are ill.


vegasangelbrat said...

Aw, give em hugs!! Glad their feeling better.

GoldenTracks said...

Poor Puddin!
Beau is prone to crystals. It can cause UTI's and blockages. We keep him on Science Diet CD to prevent the crystals and 2 cranberry tablets (from the health food section) to acidify his urine.

Firefly Nights said...

Hope Puddin will be okay.

Susan said...

Oh, I hope it's just a UTI. One of our labs got a lot of those after he hit the age of 9, and we managed to control it a bit by feeding him Science Diet c/d, with no other issues with his kidneys at all.

Anonymous said...

that pic of puddin in the dog bed is so cute you will have to give me a pic of it! tell mom to send the pics of the kids in the murphy envelope to me so i can give it to them hope you are feeling better hows the new schedule?

Jennifer said...

Oh, Puddin, I don't blame you one bit. Hope she's feeling better soon!