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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):
- 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.
- 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?
I can totally understand wanting to keep the water off of my face, lol.
Mr. Pug is an allergy-ridden dog. These allergies have caused him to have skin infections, ear infections, and internal problems. Prednisone, a popular steroid, and a few other medicines have helped him to recover to about 99%. He still licks his paws, but at least he doesn’t look near death’s door anymore.
Well, after 3 months of being on steroids, our dermatologist wanted to run lab tests to see if they were badly affecting his liver or kidneys, so we had yet another visit about a week ago. $277 later he has a clean bill of health in regards to steroids and two new topical meds for his paws and face.
The only good news is that he is overall well again and does not have another appointment for 6 months. Yay, 6 months!!!
Any big pet expenses you’d like to vent about today?
The temperature has finally dropped to tolerable, so I see more dog walking in my future. I love the crispness in the early morning and late evening. Since I also enjoy actually sleeping, I think our walks will be at night.
My only real problem with the idea is that we don’t have sidewalks in our neighborhood and people take the corners too fast in cars. I think we’ll be walking in people’s yards around those area, but I’ll really try not to leave a mark in their very pretty lawns.
Do you walk your dogs? I know that sounds like a silly question to ask dog owners, but my older dogs just don’t require it much at all, so I was wondering…
My friend Desiree suggested that since I want to exercise more, I should take my dogs to the dog park that’s about 30 minutes away. I’ve only been to a dog park twice and it was just too hot to appreciate.
With October and cooler weather on the way, I was thinking I should try it out. I know Mr. Pug would have a good time, but I am not sure about Miss Doxie. She just isn’t usually that great with other dogs…we’ll see..
Have any of you been to a dog park? If so, do you have any suggestions for me? I know I need poop bags, their leashes and harnesses, and sunscreen…what else should I try to remember?