Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dogs on Thursday - Abby's rough week

Abby's had a rough week.

To begin with, a few days ago we noticed that she wouldn't put any weight on one of her front paws. She refused to let us examine it - no matter how gentle we were - so we let her be thinking that she somehow hurt her paw while jumping and running and sliding on the ice and snow in our back yard.

Three days ago we noticed that she was shaking her head and trying to scratch her ear. Sure enough, when we peered inside it was full of gunk. So we called the vet and we made plans to stop by the office and pick up the ear medication on our way home from work.

However, that night Abby wanted to go outside every two hours - not like her at all. When we let her out in the morning she did her business and then yelped! I brought her back in only to have her have an accident in the house ten minutes later...poor thing just couldn't hold it. She also had no desire to eat...she just wanted to curl up and sleep.

My very worried husband took off of work to take her to the vet. It turns out Abby has a bladder infection and ear infection. And on top of that the poor little puppy somehow broke one of her toes on her paw!

After only a day and a half of medication I'm happy to report that Abby (who, by the way has now reached 60 lbs) is back to her normal self. How do I know? Because, as I write this Abby and little Sophia are busy chasing each other around the living room.

(More Dogs on Thursday posts here)

P.S. Thank you everyone who left a comment or sent me a note for my niece on the loss of her dog Abby. I sent them all to her in a card.
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  1. Poor sweet baby! Look at that sad puppy face! I'm glad to hear that she's on the mend. Hugs and kisses to the Abby girl.

  2. Wow, rough week indeed! Glad to hear she's feeling better.

  3. Poor Abby... may she get well soon!!!

  4. What a sweet baby she is. Suffering and not whining or complaining. Please give her a hug for me.

  5. Pongo, Buddy and I are sending pawsitive thoughts and prayers Abby's way.

    Glad to hear she is feeling better!

  6. Sharon, Glad to hear that Abby is one the mend. Poor girl - wonder how she broke her toe? I have a love/hate relationship with the pain meds they put the dogs on. You give them meds which make them feel better all while the vet is saying keep them quiet! Yea, right! g

  7. Am so sorry to hear about Abby's rough week. Hope that she will begin to feel better and mend quickly.

  8. Hmmmm...this sounds a lot like Louie--only the vet didn't diagnose anything! I'm going to persist. Did Abby drink tons of water? Louie drinks all day long lately--but yet not diabetic. We're stumped!



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