Back from Parkway Pet Clinic

August 9, 2008 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Posted Date: : Aug 9, 2008 10:01 AM

We went to a different vet this morning – Dr. Martin at Parkway Pet Clinic (after reading many positive Yelp reviews). I had called our usual vet on Friday but nobody returned my call. I really like Dr. Reina at LA Pet Clinic but frankly, it bugs me that the place is only open 3-4 days a week and there is so much waiting involved. I need a more reliable vet, some place that also doesn’t charge an arm and a leg.

Dr. Martin was a very down-to-earth, no-nonsense sort of guy. Yes, there is an issue with Boogie’s tail due to all his scootin’ and lickin’ and Dr. M suggested just keeping the area clean (soap and water is good) and applying Neosporin which has a mild steroid in it, to relieve the itching after I mentioned that I was nervous about oral steroid meds. He didn’t think that Boogie’s sore tail looked all that bad – I just have to keep an eye on it. Boogie is otherwise fine – no fever, no other issues.

And then he expressed Boogie’s anal glands by sticking his fingers right inside his butt. (First time I’d seen anyone do it this way!) The Boogs let out a percing yelp and was shaking like a leaf. Oh what an ordeal. At least he doesn’t have to wear a cone…

Interesting note: Two months ago, Boogie’s weight was 26 lbs. Today he’s 23.6 lbs! He doesn’t look too skinny, does he?

He is probably at his ‘correct weight’, but if I had to choose, I would rather have a fat (aka cuddlier) dog than a skinny one…

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Entry filed under: Skin issues, Vet visit.

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