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4/27/14 A Shot In the Butt, Part 2

Between all the painting (which is now thankfully done), re-covering the kitchen chairs, and general weekend havoc, I paid a trip to Dr. W. at Oak Forest Animal Clinic.  It was time for my yearly vaccinations and a physical and dental check-up.

Jamie, Mom and I arrived a little bit early.  We were shown into the exam room and then it was time to wait for the Vet, just like you humans wait for your doctors.

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I was a little nervous but excited.  I didn’t know what to expect.  The door shut and suddenly, I heard a very deep, very loud, WOOF from behind the closed door.  The WOOF!ing kept up.  I heard the doctor talking to this very vocal patient.  I know the dog was big.  I just don’t know how big!  Anyway, when I realized I couldn’t open the door and take a peek, I flopped down on the floor to wait.

Soon the barker left and a short time later, a very nice, good-smelling young lady came into the room and helped Mom lift me onto the table.  I was very affectionate and gave lots of kisses.  Within a couple of minutes Dr. Craig Welbourne came into the room and the exam started.  He exclaimed over my good muscles and teeth.  He tried to take my heart beat with the silver necklace, but I thought he wanted to wrestle and so I played around a bit.  Dr. W. looked at the dent in my side and said it was OK. 

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(You can see the dent a bit in this picture.)

Dr. W. gave me two injections, for Rabies and Distemper, and then came the surprise.  I needed a blood test!  I had never had one.  Dr. W. wrapped a piece of a rubbery band around my foreleg and stuck the needle in.  Jamie said, “You should have seen the look on your face!” It hurt a bit, and I realized in my Pitbull wisdom that it would behoove me to sit very, very, still.  So I did.  Mom was shocked!  She thought I would fight the good Doctor, but I did not.  I got a lot of tasty treats for behaving, and Mom got a little bottle to put a poop sample in the next time I went outside.  Lucky Mom!   I was ready to go home.

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(Can we leave yet?!)

Overall, I had a great visit with the best Vet in the world!  Mom got all the test results back the next day and I am fine from teeth to tail. 

Thank you, Dr. Welbourne and Oak Forest Animal Clinic!  Woof!  Love, Maggie

8/7/13 I Get A Shot In The Butt

I haven’t wanted to complain, because I don’t have a lot of patience with whiners, myself.  But my allergies have gotten SO BAD that last night, Mom had to crate me so I wouldn’t hurt myself or anyone else – I was going bananas from the itch, tearing around the house with my hair standing on end…THIS IS NOT MY NORMAL BEHAVIOR.

Fortunately, Mom knew something was wrong (she learned from last time) and called Dr. W. right away.  He got me in to see him today, and he refilled my medication and gave me a shot in the butt.

Now, the shot in the butt wasn’t really so bad.  I was distracted by eating a (hypoallergenic) treat.  So I didn’t see the needle coming.  The next thing I knew, I was in mid-chew with a stinging pain in my rear end.  I looked around, but the shot was done already.  I didn’t bark or growl or whine.  Like I said, not a lot of patience with whiners.

Dr. W.’s shot was a fast-acting steroid, which would make me feel much more comfortable, really quickly.  And I do feel better.  Thank you so much, Doctor. 

Woof!  Love, Maggie