Wednesday, January 6, 2010

poor puppy...

I realize that I have been a terrible blogger lately - and really it is on the top of my list of things to do tomorrow. We had a wonderful Christmas and a fun New Years - and I have some great pictures to post. But this post, is going to be about a member of our family that doesn't really get very much attention - Rigley. Poor Rigs - he had his biannual vet checkup on Monday and had to be put under to have his teeth cleaned. They cleaned up pretty well except for one molar that is on the verge of falling out. We decided to watch it for a little while rather than pay the $300 to have it pulled. Then his urinalysis showed crystals - not good - he probably has stones in his bladder. Again - it was going to be $150 just to take xrays of his little bladder. I asked the Vet what we would do if she saw stones - start him on a special diet. So, off to PetSmart I went with Rigley's prescription for dog food. Now he has to eat this special food in the hopes of dissolving the probable stones. We have to have another urinalysis in a month and hopefully the crystals are gone. Good news is - that the vet said this would be the reason that he has so many accidents - he simply cannot control it. If this helps - I think Bryan will be happy to keep him and stop threatening to bring him to the pound!

1 comment:

Krista said...

Yay Rigley gets to stay! :) can't wait to see more mosts...i've been patiently waiting!

Can't wait to see you guys again!
hugs & kisses to Gavie!
Auntie Krista