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Medicine Routines

I have been getting lazy with Mr. Pug’s medicine routine and am trying to get back on track.  It’s nice to have a healthy Pug and I don’t want to fall back into bad habits.

Here’s the schedule I just made for myself (again):

Daily

  • Put a steroid pill (Prednisone) in his morning food.
  • Put in eye drops at night.

Twice a Week

  • Clean his ears with cotton balls and medicated ear wash.
  • Clean his face with medicated face wash.

Weekly

  • Bathe him with a medicated shampoo.
  • Spray him with a liquid topical spray if he has flare-ups.

Hopefully I’ll stay on track so he never has to go back to the very expensive pet dermatologist.  I just get so tired of the constant work, you know?  I’ve already been stretching myself too thin with blogging since I’m trying to grow it into a freaking empire that Ican live off of in a year or two, so the extra daily medicine delivery chores seem even more tedious. 

It doesn’t help that Mr. Pug still hates each and every one of the meds and still tries to eat everything that can basically kill him, but he is a dog…

How do you keep up with your pet routines?

Do Your Pets Wear You Out?

You can also check out my staff writer post at Sweating the Big Stuff, Pets – A Bigger Expense Than Expected:-)

I am tired.  I am tired of working, blogging, and balancing life through it all.  I need a break.

One huge thing that I’d love to take a break from is giving Mr. Pug all of his medicines every day.  Every single day he needs to have a pill shoved down his throat and eye drops put in both eyes.  Twice a week he also needs to have his face wrinkles cleaned and his ears washed out.  Lastly, he has to be sprayed with some anti-itch stuff as needed, so that is every other day or so as well.

In short, every evening of my life is spent doing something Pug-related unless we are on vacation.  I’m just pooped out.

Do you have something that has to be done all the time?  What do you do to stay motivated?

Poop

Do you pick up your pet’s waste?  I was just thinking of our unusable backyard and wondered if I’m the only one that rather just let it go.  :-)

I remember as a kid that my dad would get my sister or me to pick up the yard before he mowed.  Even as a teenager I wondered why.  I doubted the poop would hurt the lawn mower anymore than the lawn or other stuff in the grass.  Now I’m not sure, but our dogs are much smaller and the guy who mows our lawn just mulches in the waste with the grass and pine cones.

I definitely take care of business when I’m walking our two dogs, but I never pick up our backyard.  We don’t have kids that would want to play there and I’m not really a hang-in-the-yard kind of person.  It just seems easier to let it go.  What do you think?