Schatzi’s Shadow is Still SickMay 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Posted in Dog: Schatzi's Shadow, Sick Puppy | Leave a comment
Wow, what a time we’ve had with our German Shepherd girl, Shadow. She spent 11 days at the vet and has gone back two weeks in a row for blood work; we weren’t planning on taking her back until next week but she started acting worse yesterday. I called Dr. Callie at the Animal Clinic of Monett to let her know what was going on and she said that even though she was booked solid with appointments for the rest of the day, to bring Shadow in and she’d find the time to check her out.
Dr. Callie lowered the steroid Shadow is on because she thinks it’s causing tummy troubles; she gave her a mild anti-anxiety medication because the poor dog is so stressed. And, to help with the tummy troubles, I’m giving her fiber capsules, as well as baked sweet potato:
This morning, Shadow didn’t want to take her medications in the Greenies Pill Pockets in the flavor that I had (hickory smoke), so I had to kind of hide the Pill Pockets in pumpkin (oh, say THAT really fast five times!). She devoured them. My girl loves pumpkin; I knew she loved sweet potato but didn’t know about the pumpkin.
After Shadow had her medicine, breakfast, fresh water and spent time outdoors for a bit, I brought her in and crated her and went to the store for some peanut butter Pill Pockets. She loves peanut butter.
I sure hope she starts feeling better soon.