Well as she gets older she gets to deal with aging fun stuff. The last post was last July. She is now 10 years of age. Her poop issue was 99% likely because of the trash incident. We have since learned about that. Moving forward she had a spat of a vaginitis. Cleared that up but also she had a cyst between her toes front left paw. Surgery is out of the question because they can multiply the vet said and surgery and her age just isn’t a good mix.
So we have been doing epsom salt soaks for her as well cleaning it with peroxide and then using polysporin. The hard part is getting her not to chew at her paw when I’m out. I have Vet Wrap for when I go out to wrap her paw as well dog socks which are cotton with little grips for when I’m home. It was getting better but then last night I had tried a dog sock and vet wrap around and she’s managed to remove the sock. So tonight when I go out it will just be the vet wrap. I prey she leaves it alone.
Other than that she’s doing well.
So miss Diva was due for her annual checkup but she also had some blood in her stool last week. I also thought she had a mass in her left side near her hip joint.
The scoop, the mass is a over developed muscle so not a mass at all. Her anal glands were super full so much so it was dark brown paste. The vet emptied them. Her heart rate is normal nothing has changed with the murmur. She has arthritis in her right leg higher up nothing to crazy tho.
The vet recommended she eat cooked plain beef and white rice for a few days to see if The mucus poop goes normal. There hasn’t been much blood since and it’s not a ton nor is it everyday. But a few small meals of the beef and rice a day.
She did get into that trash two weeks ago when I was out doing burlesque. So we think it might be something she consumed.
Over all shes healthy besides this small issue.
PS her 10th birthday is coming up next month.
The vet if you request it will take a photo of your pet when they are all dopey. They will then email you a photo of them. Well this is Miss Diva honestly what a funny photo.
So Miss Diva went to the new vet yesterday. They wanted to run blood work on her but I opted not to have it done because the price of the dental work is pretty high up there already. So we’re gonna wait for that. So the dental work is more than one tooth. The only good news really is that her back teeth and big fangs lol are in great condition but her teeth up front the small ones on the bottom in the middle are in rough shape that need to be removed. And the she has two teeth on either side of her mouth on the top right and left side that need to be removed as well. So of course with each tooth removal they add more money onto it.
On the low-end it will cost around $880 or something and on the high-end $980 or something close to that either way it’s hell a expensive. But to be honest with you if it means she will be around for 6 or so more years it’s well worth it. She’s still young she will be 8 this August and between poms and chis they can live from 15 to 20 or so years, so have to have her in the best health right. So my baby is going for her dental work on the 20th its day surgery which is good. And she’s starting her antibiotics this Sunday since she has to be on it for five days before surgery then five days after.
So that is the latest with Diva.
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So Miss Diva has a loose tooth though it has not been removed yet and her breath is super stinky more so than before. So lucky me gets to bring her into the vets next week and get her mouth looked at and most likely have some dental work done on her. I’m just glad that I have a credit card that has a fair amount of money on it so I can have it looked after.
Though the vet I’m taking her to is where my parents take their dogs and they really like them. So YIPPY and just before I move but has to be done. But on the plus side she will be around a long time and will have a happier mouth hopefully. And better breath one can hope.
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So Diva went to the vet today to get a vaccine. And while I was there she had a physical . The vet tells me after looking at her teeth that they are in bad shape and that one tooth needs to be pulled. And that she’s between a stage of 3 & 4 of periodontitis. And her bad breath is not from her licking all the time because of the urine that she leaks. And yet the last time I saw this vet and he looked her over and looked at her teeth then he told me nothing of this sort.
Of course I said well I’m not here today about her mouth and I’m not made of money so he then tells me that he could give me a price quote. A low-end and a high-end. Check this out on the low-end if she needed just two teeth removed it would cost me. $869.73 and on the high-end if she needed more than 2 teeth removed it would cost. Ready for it lord $1,422.18. So before I decide to go there I’m gonna take her to this other vet and get a price comparison hopefully they will be way cheaper. And it won’t cost me a fortune crossing my fingers for that.
And the funny thing is about her breath the last time I asked him about it could it be from the urine he’s like yes. It’s like the vet does not know what he’s talking about or he’s giving me the run around. I don’t really like him all that much and find him a touch annoying. it’s like do you know what you’re talking about. Then he goes on to tell me about her hair cut and that when you cut a poms fur it does not grow back the same but its like buddie my dog is a mix with chihuahua. And the area that had red marks are all healed up. I don’t think I’m going to bring her back there even though it’s super close I can walk her there from my house. The last vet that was there this lady who was super nice and knew what she was talking about she was great but this new guy I don’t care for.
Plus the other vet they have more vets that work at the other vet hospital so that’s good. On the plus side Diva’s back to the weight she was at 17.6 pounds. So that’s good news. When I asked the guy should I leave her on what she’s on or switch food, he’s like just increase the amount she’s eating. It’s like ok but I would think she could just go back to her old food just not eat so much of it. The food she is on is for weight control but she’s at the weight she was at plus shes getting daily walks when it’s not raining out. Any who so that is the latest with Miss Diva. Hopefully the other vet it won’t cost so much for her teeth. And I’ll be able to get it done at some point. It sucks her mouth is so damn bad because I brush her teeth everyday.
But I’ll do what needs to be done to keep her around longer heck she will be 7 on August 24th. So it’s not like she’s old by any means. And besides her mouth she is in perfect health so that’s a plus as well.
Love my Diva.
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So the good news is that nothing is really wrong with diva except that her fur loss seems to be from age and nothing to do with her health. He said that poms can have fur loss as they age. The blood work came back and everything is pretty fine with her. He did say that she could develop diabetes later on in life but nothing to be overly concerned with her right now. And that she needs to go on a diet. Other then that everything is fine with her. Also hormonal testing could be done but that’s to expensive and so is the medication and I’m just not going to worry about that right now. Her fur bothers me more then it does her so I’ll just get over it. If need be I’ll get her a sweater if it gets that bad though I doubt it lol.
So good news yay.
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So today I took Diva to the vet for her yearly checkup and to find out what is going on with her fur. The vet said it could be a number of factors and that only getting blood work would be able to rule things out. He did mention it could be a thyroid problem. Because when the vet tech weighed her turns out she has gained a few pounds now she’s at like 20 pounds. So it could very well be her thyroid ugh. So with getting the blood work they will check for everything. This visit was her most expensive one yet plus they raised the consultation visit so in total it cost $278. But Id rather have them check for everything to rule things out. That way we can take the next course of action.
I should be getting a call if not tomorrow then by Friday. My main concern is why her fur is getting so thin and of course this weight gain. I have not noticed her weight gain look at all that fur lol and when I pick her up I don’t notice it so go figure with that. Also her eating habits are a tad off recently. She will only eat her dinner and take treats but forget eating her breakfast lol. Though she’s always seems to be like that when spring hits. Though she has been a tad lethargic so who knows we will find out soon what the heck is going on.
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