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Pupdate

Greetings friends! I can't believe a month has past already.  I've been meaning to update you all on life, but never got around to it.  Oops.

So, Will and I celebrated our 10th anniversary on July 15th!  I'll have another post about that and our trip.  I figured I'd start with a pupdate!

To catch up on where we were last time, read  HERE.

Let's start with the easy one...Sarge.  This boy is healthy as can be and loving life.  He had some extra pep in his step yesterday and tried to play with T-Bone.  He bopped him on the head when he came up the back steps. I saw that and was afraid T-Bone was gonna give it to him, but he just wiggled his butt and acted playful! Woo...thank God!

Speaking of T-Bone, he had his bi-annual visit on 8/2.  All checked out great for his eyes, bloodwork, fecal exam...he actually just laid on the exam table the whole time...it was pretty funny.  His skin had started acting up again on his belly (like I posted about here).  So, he was put on another course of antibiotic and prednisone.  It seems to be better but its still light pink.  We're keeping it powdered as well!  Plus his tail pocket has some irritation so the meds with help with that too, along with some extra cleanings.

And last but not least, Stella.  I don't remember the date but it was in July, she went in for her Cushings test.  Long story short, she came back borderline-positive.  So, after lots of talking and planning with the vet, we decided not to put her on the Cushings medicine.  We've been monitoring her panting  and other possible symptoms (excess drinking and urination are the big ones).  And being me, I've been researching A LOT...looking at holistic treatments for Cushings and other causes of excessive panting.  I found an article about Prozac can cause this side effect! What?!?  So, at T-Bone's appointment on 8/2, I spoke with our vet about Stella too.  We decided to try and get her off the Prozac and see if she improves.  So, we are about 2 weeks into the weaning process and she's doing great.  Behavior hasn't changed and she actually seems to have a bit more energy.  Still panting, but hell, it's 90+ degrees all the freaking time! I sweat just taking them on potty breaks.  So, we'll see how the next few weeks go as she transitions completely off of the meds!
T-Bone being lazy at the vet
Sarge & Stella at camp
Sarge & Stella breaking in their new beds at camp.
Bulldog Jail!


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Pupdate

My little bully babies are growing up.  Sarge & Stella turned 6 at the beginning of July and T-Bone turned 8 at the end of July.

We celebrated Sarge & Stella's birthday at home with some special treats from the local pet store.  T-Bone got to be at his favorite place on his birthday (our cabin in WV).  Unfortunately I was a bad dog mom and forgot his birthday hat and treat, but he got extra loving and sang to multiple times.

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