Took Lilly To The Vet
Today was Lilly's appointment at her Doctor's office. She did really well. Sadly, she yelped once when they drew a little blood from her. I just pet her and it was okay. The Vet said she was all healthy and okay. He said he didn't like her weight and he didn't think she needed to have her teeth cleaned just, yet. That saved me about $112. I was happy about that! I asked him a few questions, too. Here are the questions and his answers:
1. How often should I feed Lilly and how much?
Two times a day. Either, a quarter or half less than what you have fed her. So, if you feed her a cup, than feed her a half or a quarter of a cup. (That's when he mentioned he didn't like her weight. Lilly, is 11 1/2 pounds.)
2. How much should I walk her?
You can walk her longer in the cooler weather and shorter in the hot weather. It depends on her. We don't want her to get out of breath.
3. Lilly, sometimes eats grass, is that okay?
That's okay. Dogs are not entirely carnivorous. Sometimes, they like to eat grass.
4. I asked him about my Sister- In- Law's Pittbull.
He acknowledged that not all Pittbulls are bad, but that they are prone to being aggressive with other dogs. He said, it would be like asking me if I wanted to be hit by a smart car or Subaru. I would want to be hit by the smart car because it is smaller. Basically, they need to be kept separated because it isn't worth the risk!
5. Then, I asked him about another family members dog who is aggressive. He is a Yorkie mix.
He said to keep them separated or maybe bring a kennel. He said that some dogs are just dominant and that nothing really causes it.
6. Then, I told him Lilly likes to play in pools and puddles and asked if it was okay.
He said, it wasn't anything to really worry about unless it was really deep. He said, she may get some diarrhea if it was a dirty puddle, but that she would be okay and to just let her be a dog.
That was our visit! :) It's good to know all of these things and I am happy to know my baby girl is healthy!
Oh and a little disclaimer: This advice was tailored toward my puppy and my situation. It's always best to ask your own Vet about your furry family member and situation :)
This time the picture is all mine. It's of Lilly playing in the sand.
Image Credit » This is mine. You may find it on Bubblews, but that's my old blog. Either, way it's of Lilly and it's mine