Mama Diaries

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Canine Catastrophe

If you are friends with me on Facebook, you may have seen that Schultz, my giant German Shepherd, was not feeling well.



Let me tell you about his vet visit.

We took him to the vet where he was examined. It was discovered that he had two ear infections, a skin infection, and a bunch of soars on his tummy and neck. He was a canine catastrophe. Schultz did not like being poked and examined. There was lots of yiping and whining and snapping at the vet.  I'm sure it didn't feel good. But when they got out the razor to shave his neck, he decided enough was enough.

I'm not sure how he did it, but he escaped from the back room and made a beeline for the front door. All you could hear were dogs in the waiting room barking, the scrambling of feet across the floor, and the vet yelling, "SCHULTZ!!!!!"

It was chaos and mayhem!

All I have to say, is it's a good thing Schultz wasn't able to open the front door, or he would've ended up in Timbuktu.

Schultz is better now, but it's not fun shoving pills down his throat with our hands. Those are some mighty big teeth! (He's an expert in getting the pills out of the pill pockets and dropping them on the floor.) The good news is, he didn't have to get his neck shaved. The vet knew better than to mess with Schultz!

Have you ever had anything crazy like that happen with your pet during a vet visit?


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31 comments:

  1. He really doesn't like vet visits. Who does like going to the doctor?

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    1. He usually doesn't mind. But after this last visit, I don't think he wants to go there ever again!

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    I am very sorry to learn that Schultz was ailing and required a trip to the vet. I am happy to know he's doing better now. It's a blessing he didn't escape and possibly get lost or struck by a vehicle.

    Your story certainly does bring back memories of our Toto who was constantly plagued with ear infections and skin rashes. She squirmed and cried whenever the vet examined her and attempted to jump off the examining table, but never bolted out the door. I wish your Schultz well in the days and weeks ahead, dear friend!

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    1. Still trying to shove big blue pills down his throat. Not an easy job. He has some big teeth!

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  3. No one likes the doctor. Dogs even less so. It's too bad you couldn't explain to him that the vet would make him feel better. Eventually.

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    1. Yes. Poor puppy had a rough time of it!

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  5. oh, noes, where did the sores come from?

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    1. He has allergies. I think he scratched himself so much that they became infected.

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  6. I'm pleased that Schultz has recovered, he certainly don't like vets that's for sure.
    Took my memory back when I took my cat many years ago to the vets where he diagnosed she was diabetic. We had to learn to give her Insulin shots every day. She scratched the vet to pieces.

    I must congratulate you on your latest book. Sure to be a success.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks for the congrats!

      It's probably hard to be a vet and deal with unhappy creatures!

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  7. My cat, Karma, was the only cat I've ever had that went feral at the vets. Hissing, spitting, growling. I know they tried to hide it but you could see their faces fall a little when she came in the door--LOL!

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  8. Poor guy just wanted out of there. Pills are never fun to give them, ugg. Orlin once went number 2 on a vet and then scrambled free of the blanket they had him wrapped in and headed for the door lol they sure know where the exit is.

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    1. They probably make sure they know exactly where the exit is before they are taken into the back room!

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  9. Glad that Schultz is doing better:)

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    1. Me, too. He's still taking his pills. Hopefully it won't come back when the medication is finished.

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  10. Aww, poor puppy! I'm glad he is doing better! It's not fun giving dogs pills! They end up spitting them out! LOL! I truly hope he's ok!
    (Just to let you know Sherry, I can't tell facebook about that guy, because I'm not on facebook. I was on facebook for like a year and haven't been on there since December 2015. This is how long this has been going on with this guy!)

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    1. Wow. That's not cool!

      Yeah. Schultz is an expert at spitting out pills. I don't know how he does it. He eats the treat around it and discards the pill.

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  11. Usually, I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job Man. Best article I have ever read

    Keep it up!

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  12. Poor baby! I hope Schultz will be completely well soon!

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  13. I am glad he couldn't get outside! I took our dog to the vet in high school and she hated it. She escaped out the front door when someone opened it and was running down the main street in our town. It was a nightmare (she was a crazy fast runner). Luckily she didn't get hit by a car. That was the last time I took her to the vet by myself!

    Glad Schultz is getting better!

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    1. Oh, man! That would've given me a heart attack. I'm glad you got her back!

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  14. I love his determination! The Great Escape Part 2: Timbuktu.

    Hi Sherry.

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    1. Hi, Blue! Good to see you here! Yeah. Next time it will be Timbuktu!

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  15. I’m so glad to know that your pet dog is recovering well, Sherry. I miss my dog a lot! xoxo

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  16. I hope Schulz is better. I have never had a pet visit like that, but there was the first time I took my daughter to the dentist and it was a lot like that!

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