Saturday, August 23, 2008

8 weeks = 6 vet visits

Apparently my goal is to make Momma poor.

I have been to the vet 6 times in 8 weeks.

Visit 1 - bloodwork for neuter(was suppose to be nueter but one of my protein levels was low and they suggested waiting and doing a retest)
Visit 2 - Neuter
Visit 3 - Put staples in because I've ripped out all of stitches
Visit 4 - Take staples out
Visit 5 - Rabies shot (not done on any prior visit due to not noticing that the prior vet had only used a 1 year rabies vaccine instead of the 3 year)
Visit 6 - Fixing the tears in two of my toe pads

Let me explain visit # 6.

Thursday night we were on our way to obedience class and since we were going to be early we stopped at a pet supply store to restock my toy box.

I was on Momma's right side and as she opened the door I darted to the left side and got my paw stuck between the door and the cement sidewalk. I pulled it back and didn't yelp or anything so Momma thought I was OK. A few minutes later, when Momma showed me a new toy she noticed that I was holding up my paw and she looked back saw a path of bloody foot prints. She quickly stopped the bleeding but instead of going to class, we went home and cleaned and wrapped my paw. She found two tears in my pads.

I was putting my full weight on it but I kept pulling off the bandages and picking at the paw so I started limping last night. So it's off to the vet this morning to determine how to fix me.

I forgot to share that when I was at the vet last week for the shot, there were two other Belgians there. A Groenendael and a grey Terv. But we didn't have time to stop and sniff. Even though out new vet is 30 minutes away (it's an hour during rush hour), we go there because they have other Belgian clients). Maybe there will be other Belgians there today.

I'll update later but it's time to go now.


P.S. Momma is feeling really guilty so I have been getting extra love and treats.

UPDATE: No bone damage. No infection. They trimmed off the loose flaps of my pads. One was already healing and the other was a little more damaged so they wrapped my paw again and gave my Momma some pills for me. I have to back on Monday(visit # 7) for a re-check.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Brice!
Those are lots of visits to the vet in a very short time!
I hope your paw is doing well.
Glad you are getting extra love and treats!
Kisses and hugs

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I hope your paw gets better soon. I'm sure you'll have to go to the vet at least a couple times for this. How many times are you going to chew off the bandage? I'm glad you are getting extra treats.


Peanut said...

Oh man we hope the paw feels better and gets fixed.

River said...

That must have really hurt! But it's obvious you're a tough boy. Treats always make things feel better. Hope you heal up soon.

love & wags,

The Army of Four said...

Oh, NO! Poor Brice! Are roo OK? You aren't going to have to wear a lampshade on your head so you don't eat your bandage, are you?!!?
You look SO handsome laying there. Really!
PS: Mom met a Groenendael when they lived in Belgium! A Belgian Belgian! Hee hee hee!

Lacy said...

w00f's Princess Eva and Brice..hmmm Brice, u mama and daddy iz gonna haff to get another job just to pay fur all ur vets shure hopes ur pawty paw feels better soon..

b safe,

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Well, I see Blogger ate my khomment -

Let's try again:

The Handsome Ones KHAN be sooooo high maintenance!

Glad we beaWOOtiful ones aren't!!


Tracey and Huffle said...

Oh poor Brice. You really must be more careful. The more vet visits you have, the less treats there are later. I'm just sayin'...

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Tatum Tot said...

ooo the vet is kinda scary I am glad you survived okay and I hope they give you lots of treats when you go!

Kapp pack said...

WOw, Brice, You are a walking expense chart!

Kisses, Sky boy

Suka said...

hey Princess Eva and Brice,

Ouch Brice! That hurt me just reading about your paw! I hope it heals quickly and does not hurt anymore. Wow - so many vet visits! Are you acting out? Are you craving attention? You can talk to me Brice, alpha male to alpha male. Princess Eva need not know. By the way, where is she during all your vet visits?


Anonymous said...


You are your vet's most prized customer. I hope your paw heals quickly - with your kind of energy-levels, that kind of injury could make life boring:)

Take care and get well soon.

Licks n Wags,

The OP Pack said...

Ouchee!!! That is not a good place to get a boo boo. Hope it heals quickly. Do we get to see a pic of the purple bandage?

That Groenendael must have been beautiful Mom peeked at the link on your blog - gorgeous, but not as handsome as woo.

Woo, the OP Pack

Moco said...

I hope they were able to get onto the medical insurance. We are doing a circle of healing vibes for you to heal.

Joe Stains said...

sheesh, you are as bad as the Doofus, he goes to the vet all the time too. We are sending healing vibes for your poor little paw.