a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Vet Checkup

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Vet Checkup

Rem's red count is 32, about the same as on Sunday. Not quite as high as I'd like--over 36, which I *think* is his normal operating level--but it seems stable. Xrays show chest is clear. Vet not sure on sneezing and stuffiness and gag/coughing--that's not always reassuring--but she did say since his resistance is down we could try antibiotics and see whether they help. I'm not a big fan of "what the heck" antibiotics because of how that has helped us to create a whole new world of diseases that are resistant, but in this case I think it's justified.

Also nose is very very dry. Suggests smearing vitamin E on it followed by A/D ointment (it's for diaper rash!).

Rem ate another half can of the dogfood mid-afternoon with some relish. I mean his attitude, not a condiment.

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