Friday, January 02, 2009

Luna is home

(More doggy elimination is discussed. Be forewarned!)

Our puppy is back with us, and looking more like a poodle than ever. She was apparently a bad pup and pulled out her first catheter, so they had to shave her other front leg so they could put a second one in. At least her front legs match! The vet was very kind to us and did not charge us for the second day Luna spent in the hospital. We are very, very grateful for that. It does appear, based on a smell test, that at some point when Luna was at the hospital some strange dog peed on her. That's just gross.

But the good news is that Luna is at home and seems to be almost 100% recovered. The only slightly worrying issue is that she hasn't pooped since coming home yesterday. I vaguely remember this from when she was very sick as a puppy. Once she came home from the hospital she had a couple of soft poops and then... nothing. A day or two later she was back to normal again. So hopefully that will happen this time and we will not have to take her to the vet a second time. Poor puppy.

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  • Smockity Frocks

    She probably didn't eat anything there, so has nothing to poop out. And, just wondering, WHAT test did you perform to determine that she was, er, violated?

  • Birdie

    Poor little Luna! I'm glad that she is back at home and on her way to feeling much better.

  • Jackie

    Awwww! Poor puppy! :-( I hope she's better soon and that you can figure out what was wrong.

  • Harmony

    Trust me, Connie, the only test needed was a smell test. Our doggy reeks of urine, especially her back. And as I'm assuming they didn't let her wallow in her own urine (I hope), the only other logical explanation is that another dog used her as his personal fire hydrant.

  • Sara

    Poor baby. It's especially difficult when you have no idea what on earth is causing the illness. I hope she feels better soon!

  • Homeschoolin' hot-rodders

    Aww! Poor Luna! So glad she on her way to feeling better! Hopefully the poops will start coming soon :)

  • JunkMale

    In case anyone's wondering, yes Luna seems to be doing fine, and yes, she has pooped since her return. Her poop is larger and lighter, probably due to the fact that she is not eating raw meats these days. Less blood in food probably makes for lighter colored poop, and more undigestible products in her food probably accounts for the size.

  • Ewokgirl

    Oh, poor Luna! And poor you, as I know how worrying it is when the pets aren't well. Unfortunately, I know from experience how expensive vet care can be. What a blessing that the vet didn't charge for her second day there!