A dog’s life

A dog’s life

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Or to be exact: Two dogs lives in our house.

Sam (right) ist the youngest furbaby here, but he has to battle the most health issues. One, he has vasculitis at the ears. Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels, which results in bad itching in his case. Back in the shelter, the diagnosis was confirmed, but Sam’s head shaking and scratching were explained with nervousness and stress. When it got worse, we mentioned this to our vet. He gave us a lotion to put on the ears twice a day, and head shaking and scratching stopped… I am so sorry he had to live with that for two and a half years. But we trusted the vet from the shelter.

Second, he suffers from hypothyroidism. This condition is also chronic and has to be treated as long as he lives. But like the vasculitis, we got it under control. I would say, he can live well with his health issues right now.

Janet (left) is twelve years old, but in very good health. Sometimes her teeth cause trouble. When she came to live with us, her teeth were in a very bad condition, and four of them had to be removed.  Last week we had her teeth cleaned properly, and one tooth had to be extracted, but she can live with this and recovered well from surgery.

In my opinion we are responsible for the health of our pets. They rely on us to look after them. In the future I will ask for another opinion and listen to my heart if I think something is wrong.

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8 thoughts on “A dog’s life

  1. Poor babies. I’m glad Janet’s doing okay after the recent tooth extraction. Whatever the health issues, the one thing they’ll never go without is an abundance of love. They’re lucky to have you looking after them. I just hate how our pets can’t tell us what’s wrong and it breaks my heart when you know something isn’t quite right but you’re not sure what. You do what you can and let them know you’re always there, and you do a wonderful job, Viola. xx

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    1. Thanks! Janet and Sam may be a handful sometimes, and we humans are not perfect, but they are loved. We saved them from a sad life on the streets, they save our souls every day.
      It’s hard that they can’t tell us what’s wrong, we never would have thought the tooth was so bad. I am glad it could be treated.
      Have a great day, Caz xx.

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