Schultz, our hundred pound German Shepherd, is a catastrophe! Yesterday morning, when I got up, I noticed he was acting a little funny. His ear was drooped and he was walking sideways.
"What's the matter, Schultz? Were you out partying last night, and now you have a hangover?"
He looked at me with his soulful brown eyes. I figured I'd better do a closer inspection of the beast. I looked in his satellite dish ears. The left ear looked okay, but the right ear was a mess. I could see blood in it.
"What did you do, Schultz? Scratch yourself?"
I tried to have another look, but he didn't want me anywhere near that ear. I decided it would be best to have the vet look at him.
When we got there, the vet attempted to peek in his ear. But Schultz wouldn't let him. In fact, he tried to bite him. The vet got out the muzzle and put it over Schultz's big snoot, which of course, further aggravated him. Then he looked in the ear. You should've heard Schultz yipe and whine! Oh my gosh!
"It's a double ear infection." The vet announced. Schultz's ear was loaded with blood and pus. Totally disgusting, and totally painful! The vet gave him a shot in the rear, ear drops, and a pill. Schultz didn't like any of that one bit!
After Schultz was done with that torture, the vet asked if we wanted to have him micro chipped. "Sure," said my husband. "It's already a bad day for him, so why not just get it all over with."
The vet came out with a very long needle. I guess because of Schultz's size, they needed a big one. You should've heard him yipe and carry on when he was poked with that!
Afterwards, we took him home. He immediately went into his crate. Poor dog! I felt terrible for him. I guess even dogs have bad days!
Poor baby- that was a very long day! Hope he gets to feeling better soon-ReplyDelete
He's starting to feel better today. His ear isn't drooping quite as much.Delete
Sounds like Schultz may need a special treat when he's feeling better.ReplyDelete
I think you're right!Delete
Poor baby pup! (even if a big one) Hope he's better soon. I second the need for a treat and rubs of the head for Schultz.ReplyDelete
There's never a dull moment at your house. . .
He's been getting lots of love. I'm sure he doesn't understand why he's been feeling so bad!Delete
Aww! Poor sweet dog! It does sound like he had a very bad day.ReplyDelete
I'm sure it's not a day he wants to relive.Delete
Poor Schultz. Hopefully he feels better soon. I just want to give him a hug!ReplyDelete
We've given him lots of hugs!Delete
Aww poor thing, hope he is feeling better real soon.ReplyDelete
He's definitely getting better now that all the medicine is working.Delete
Ear infections seem to be very painful for dogs. I think the microchip probably bothered him more because he didn't feel well. My Harper, who is very large, got his microchip with a huge needle, too, and he didn't seem to notice.ReplyDelete
I agree that Schultz was probably extra sensitive because of all the pain he was in.Delete
Aw, the poor baby. I hope that infection clears up pronto.ReplyDelete
It's starting to get better.Delete
Poor pup, hope he feels better soon.ReplyDelete
I think he's beginning to feel like his normal self.Delete
Good to hear. Very good.Delete
Poor puppy, indeed!Delete
Aww poor Schultz. Hope he feels much better soon. :)ReplyDelete
He's on the road to recovery.Delete
Yeah all of that is sure no fun, the cat had stuff shoved up his wee wee recently under our sun hahaReplyDelete
Yuck! Not fun!Delete
Poor Schultz. I hope the double ear infection clears up quickly.ReplyDelete
He's looking much better.Delete
Poor Schulz hope he recovers soon. I have a sinus infection and am on my second course of antibiotics.ReplyDelete
Give him a hug from me.
Bummer! Here's a hug for you: HUG!Delete
Ah, poor thing. I hope he gets well soon. Sounds to me like he had an abscess in his ear.
It's a tough job, being a vet.
I wouldn't want to deal with that! My daughter wants to be a vet. I hope she can handle it!Delete
Aw, poor shultz. The last time I took my cat to the vet she took a chunk out of him because he took too long inspecting her teeth. I was both amused and mortified.ReplyDelete
It's hazardous being a vet!Delete
oh no! give a hug to schultz from me please :(ReplyDelete
I certainly will!Delete
Poor schultz, hope he's feeling betterReplyDelete
The medicine is starting to work, so there's an improvement.Delete
Oh, no. Poor Schultz. I hope he's feeling better now.ReplyDelete
He is. He's not yet at 100%, but he's definitely better!Delete
A big hug for Schultz. I hope he feels better very soon.ReplyDelete
I'll give him a hug from you!Delete
Aww! Poor Schultz! This sounds worse than a typical bad day... :(ReplyDelete
Poor Schultz! He's getting all these get well messages so hope that helps. But glad to hear he's beginning to feel better. Ear infections are horrible. When we had our chocolate lab, he had them all the time no matter what we did, poor thing.ReplyDelete
Indy whined and yelped when I told him about his pal Schultz-y.ReplyDelete
Hope he's feeling better. :-)
Having been through a number of bad days with my poor puppy at the vet as well I can attest to that!ReplyDelete
I hope Shultz is feeling better!