The good news:
Sissy’s eye pressure is fine. For the first time I can recall, all three readings were the same – 9. Sissy appears healthy and happy. Sissy is a wonderful patient. We have a fabulous vet.
The not good news:
Sissy’s stool/anal gland issues are back.
How we got there…
Calm and … not
Her stools have been softer and sometimes just plain loose this summer. I blamed it on heat stress. Her diet hasn’t changed. They did a fecal exam yesterday just because I wanted to rule out what we could, and it was “perfect” – whatever that means. (Good bacteria was present, bad wasn’t… I get that, but…) Neither Dr. D nor I like to give the dogs antibiotics if it isn’t necessary, so that was nice to rule out.
So, before we restrict her already grossly restricted diet (just because we don’t have any better ideas), we’re going to try a probiotic. I already know a few of our doggy friends and even one kitty friend have had very positive results with said supplements, so… stay tuned.
And yes, both girls went to the vet. It wasn’t planned that way, but oddly, Sissy is more relaxed when Gretchen goes along. Gretchen is NEVER relaxed, so it’s still stressful for me, but hey… at least Sissy seems to like having her anxious little sister along for moral support, and the fabulous Dr. D doesn’t mind either.
She did announce Gg is an aggressive kisser.