I may have already written about our not so great experience with our “new” vet but I’m not sure I did. The bottom line is that I liked the vet a lot but didn’t like his support staff at all and then when we took both dogs in a couple of weeks ago, I told him that Rita’s eyes were getting at matter up and she wouldn’t open then . . sometimes, not all the time. He kinda glanced at her eyes .. really just looked at her face from a distance and said “They look ok to me!”
This past weekend Rita’s eyes were horrible. She could barely open either of them. At one time, the vet had told me to use over the counter allergy eye drops in them so I did and by Tuesday, they looked a little better but last night, they were bothering her again so I didn’t want to go into the weekend again without getting her eyes looked at so . . Rita and I were off to yet another new vet this morning.
He gave me some ointment to put in her eyes and he wants to see her again next week. It was ice that he cared enough to ask for a followup visit. We talked about her fear of thunder and he gave me something similar to “doggie Prozac” and said to watch the weather and try to start giving it to her at least 24 hours, preferably 36 hours, before a thunderstorm. Goodness . . I wonder what weather site he’s looking at that’s accurate 36 hours out! The storms seem to be headed right for us and split before they get here and I hate to overmedicate but I really would like to have her not go crazy with the thunder. I guess Rita’s fear of thunder is one reason to be thankful that it rarely rains here.
The vet also looked at my address and said . . “Ahhh, are you seeing lots of snakes this year?” He suggested the rattlesnake vaccine, even though we only take her out on a leash. He said they can strike before you ever see them and he’s seen more rattlesnake bites this year than ever before so I went ahead and got the vaccine for Rita. She has to have a booster in one month and then re-vaccinated every 6 months. We talked about old Speck and he said that even with the vaccine, it sounds like he wouldn’t survive a bite so I’m not going to put him through it. Really, I’m not going to put myself through having to take him to the vet again and th en again the next month for a booster.
Our critters are going to put us in the poor house!