Thursday, June 19, 2008

Spider Love & Anal Glands

I took both pugs to the new vet on Tuesday. Daisy was having a re-check of her anal glands. I finally left our other vet's because they weren't doing anything about her ongoing infection except giving her more and more meds. This new doc, flushed her glands out and said if the problem persists, we're going to look into surgery. He's been doing the surgery for 13 years and has never had a problem (the big complication from anal gland surgery gone wrong is fecal incontinence. Yeah. Yuck.)

I really like the new guy. He actually listens and takes his time. At the old vet, I always felt so rushed. Plus there was always this huge wait to check out. The final straw came when I took Pearl about a month ago for her allergies and only learned at check out after waiting half an hour to pay that the vet had given us 5 medications and only told me about 1.

What I like about the new vet too is they have someone come in after you've spoken to the doctor and go over every charge and every procedure, recommendation, etc. Ahhh, very nice.

Daisy was free and clear this last recheck - meaning for the first time in MONTHS she didn't have any fluid in her glands. So all fingers and paws crossed, let's hope this keeps up.

And because I don't have any pictures of Daisy and Pearl having their anal glands expressed (hee), here are a couple from the other day. It's the same bed and same stuffie (a little spider) a few hours apart.

Daisy:


Pearl:

9 comments:

Lex said...

Mmm yummy! I did a work experience at a vet and got to see one done.. they offered to teach me too.. uh NO!

I need to get Gus and Indy looked at too.. just incase. :p

We chanegd vets to because our original was a big animal guy (horses, cows) and he had no compassion for the little animals, plus they were really rude when Indy was sick with her parasite as a puppy!
My new guy is a naturopathic vet.. more expensive but worth it!
Cute pics!

Nevis said...

Congrats!

And lovely pics.

Frances Louise said...

Hmmm, luckily I have had no problems thus far with anal gland stuff. My parents are very grateful for that.

Mommy thinks it is very important to like and trust any docs -- whether human or animal -- so it looks like you have made the correct decision!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

yayyyy! i am so glad you found a vet you like. good for you! it is hard to make that leap sometimes.
i am so glad they took such good care of all of you and that the girls are doing so well. great photos!
:) melissa

The Devil Dog said...

Oh how sweet. We are happy you found a nicer, better vet. Mom had the same problem with the pugs who came before. She has been with this vet for over 15 years. We do thank you for the "no" pictures. How thoughtful of you. hee hee

Roxy

Lorenza said...

Paws crossed for Daisy's bum!
Glad you found a nice vet!
My vet is very nice to and I love him!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Liss said...

Glad there are no pics of the anal gland squeezing.

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Clover said...

The title of this post scared me! Haha. So glad you found a great vet that you like - that is so important!
Have a great weekend!
Love Clover xo

Jemima Jones Beck said...

It's so nice that the two of them share their toys and bed - I don't share with anyone for any reason!
Love,
Jemima Jones Beck