Happy Thorsday! Because life keeps getting in the way, this is a vet report from Gretchen’s 6 month check-up on Tuesday. Yeah, Sissy’s eye pressure checks get reported almost instantaneously and the wee one has to wait 36 hours or so for a well-visit report, but Gg is well and Sissy is high maintenance.
Despite how cute and concerned she looks here, the girl was a white-hot mess. I’m not sure that’s a real expression, but regulars who follow my blog will know I’m quick to turn a phrase and invent words.
She was beyond stressed. The Knight is guessing it was part separation anxiety, because she and Sissy are so very attached to each other. Again, regulars will know the little girl doesn’t ride well either, so… another stressor. The vet did confirm that she isn’t always so stressed, and said that particularly following Gretchen’s nasty bite wound in the winter, vet stress wasn’t unheard of.
Our action plan is to take the girls to the vet together in the future, and I’m going to invest in more DAP products, as they seem to work and Gg can’t reject them the way she does calming chews, Thundershirt and especially, prescriptions for anxiety.
We are so very grateful for our new, wonderful vet. I wonder if Texas A&M Vet School teaches sweetness and compassion, or if it’s a coincidence that Dr. D. and Wondervet are both just so awesome? Dr. D. had won me over months ago, but watching her plop down in the floor (in black pants!) and “make nice” with Gretchen before the exam just renewed that happy feeling that we’re in the right place. Despite Gg’s full-blown panic attack, she was happy to go to Dr. D. when called, and she even gave the good vet a kiss or two.
Does anyone else have a dog that likes moral support at the vet’s?