Thursday, July 30, 2009

My favourite puppy...

Well, Cronos has had a bit of a tough go lately. He has had a growth on the side of his leg for a year now. We always refer to it as his extra toe. It has never bothered him or been an issue until a couple weeks ago, when it got irritated and opened up. Well, since then, it got worse. He was definitely uncomfortable and we took him to the vet. They gave him some antibiotics and scheduled him in for surgery a week later.

By that night, he was bleeding a lot from the injury and despite the fact that the vet had said to leave it open and have him wear a cone, he was bleeding lots and we really didn't want blood all over our rugs, so we covered it with gauze, wrapped a tensor bandage around it and put a sock on his foot. That way, he didn't lick it and bother it, and it wasn't bleeding everywhere. The next day we went back to the vet, and got some pain meds and the surgery moved up to Wednesday. We spent the next few days changing his bandage once or twice a day. This was terrible. The sounds a dog can make when they are hurting are just awful. I felt so bad. His wound was raw and it was bleeding a lot. By Tuesday though, the wound had settled down a lot and was no longer as big as it had ballooned to.

Yesterday was his surgery. He did great and is now at home recovering. He won't be playing for two weeks though because he has an incision and we need that to heal up properly. It will be a long two weeks for him, but at least he's on the mend now. It is so tough watching him not be himself and whining lots. I miss the high energy over the top dog that he usually is!! But, I know that dog will be back soon enough!!

I'm especially impressed with the Harvest Hills Vet Clinic though. They have been fantastic. As a matter of fact, they just called to see how Cronos was doing. I have a great vibe from that place and it truly feels like the animals are cared about there. That is so important to me. So, if you are in the Calgary area, it's a great place to take your animal!!

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