So, this dog friend of mine keeps bugging me to get writing again. There is plenty to write about but more hours per day are needed in my life. I have many legitimate excuses. It has been an extremely busy summer as we put the house on the market, searched and stressed over buying a new house, bought a house, sold a house and then finished all that fun with more fun by moving into the new house. Just a side note....moving sucks! Oh yeah and to add to all that fun, we got a dog. A "what" you say?? This is supposed to be a blog about cat stuff, right? How'd a dog get into the feline palace with the crazy cat lady?
Her name is Isabel and I swear she is the cutest damn dog on the planet! Her story is not uncommon......People get dog they can't afford and don't get her the necessary vaccines. Dog starts vomiting and having diarrhea. Take dog to vet. Dog has Parvovirus. People can't afford treatment. Owners relinquish dog to vet so she doesn't have to be euthanized. Vet fixes dog! Yeah for us! We adopt her and she becomes the most spoiled and loved dog, ever.
|At the vet recovering from Parvo.|
|My first cool toy. Aren't I so cute!|
Sadly, I saw this over and over again when I was in practice. Vaccines are extremely important to prevent diseases of which several can be life threatening. Parvovirus is treatable but can cost several hundreds of dollars to treat and can be fatal. Lucky for Isabel, she survived the disease and has moved on to a healthy puppyhood. I'll get on my soapbox later about this topic. She is on her third name though. Previously she was known as Coco and then Penelope. Isabel suits her and she has adjusted to her new life with us and 7 cats.
|I can play with cat toys too!|
|I like toilet paper alot.|