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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

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Mommyjen wrote on November 6, 2015, 4:20 PM

What a cutie! Lillybell . We haven't gotten a new pet since our dog passed away.

msiduri wrote on November 6, 2015, 4:37 PM

A dog had to be a dog. That's always good advice, IMHO.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 6, 2015, 7:20 PM

She is cute, glad everything was great at her check up

Lillybell wrote on November 6, 2015, 7:56 PM

Aww, sorry about the loss of your pet.

Paulie wrote on November 6, 2015, 11:36 PM

Thanks for sharing all of this good vet advice for dogs. My sister is also a vet who specializes in cows.

Lillybell wrote on November 7, 2015, 12:50 PM

I thought so too. I do my best to let her be a dog and get dirty if she wants too. It's fun to watch her be a dog and be happily having fun. emoticon :smile: I know some hate it when their dogs get themselves dirty, but I just laugh and smile at her having a ball! We can always give her bath after.

Lillybell wrote on November 7, 2015, 12:52 PM

No problem. A Vet who specializes in cows, I didn't know they had such a Vet. That is pretty neat :)

Kasman wrote on November 7, 2015, 2:17 PM

''Just let her be a dog'' - that's good advice!

CoralLevang wrote on November 7, 2015, 5:48 PM

What a little cutie pie! How long have you had her?

Lillybell wrote on November 8, 2015, 1:24 AM

It is good advice. I try to let her be a dog as often as I can. I know some people don't like to let their dogs get dirty, but I never mind. I like to watch her splash around in puddles, play in the sand or dirt. I just laugh and smile watching her play happily. I can always give her a bath if she needs it. :)

Lillybell wrote on November 8, 2015, 1:25 AM

I have had her for about three years.

Paulie wrote on November 8, 2015, 1:50 AM

She has done vet work on cats and dogs but prefers the larger animals.

Lillybell wrote on November 8, 2015, 1:59 AM

I see, so she mainly handles farm animals like horses and as you mentioned, cows.

cheri wrote on November 8, 2015, 8:35 PM

Beautiful Lily! Hope that everything turns out for the better

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 16, 2015, 10:10 PM

Awwe. I don't blame her for yelping; I hate needles. I'm glad she's healthy though! She's adorable. :)

Lillybell wrote on November 19, 2015, 5:35 PM

Thank you

Lillybell wrote on November 19, 2015, 5:36 PM

I hate them too. For years it was one of my phobias. I have kind of overcome it, but I still won't have blood drawn and I don't think I'd do well with getting an IV.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 19, 2015, 7:46 PM

I still hate them, but I have been thinking about sucking it up and getting the Shingles vaccination, just to be on the safe side. Blehhhhh. :(

cheri wrote on November 20, 2015, 4:34 AM

Good thing that Lili is okay and very healthy

VinceSummers wrote on November 20, 2015, 7:43 AM

Funny - a disclaimer! No need for that, but if it makes you feel better... We all love our pets and don't want them to go hungry. It may be because we feel guilty we're feeding them guts and kibble. Blecch! I do believe feeding that kind of thing to pets is why we have so many visits. When I was a kid, we fed the cats whatever, and they never had to go to the vet, unless they were in a fight and got an abscess.

Lillybell wrote on November 20, 2015, 9:27 PM

Lilly, gets taken to the Vet once a year for her shots and a check-up. It is the law where I live that all dogs and cats get a rabies shot once a year.
I just wanted to make sure everyone understood that the answers came from a Vet and were given specifically for Lilly and me. :)

Last Edited: November 20, 2015, 9:29 PM

VinceSummers wrote on November 20, 2015, 9:29 PM

Yes. And that's as it should be.

MegL wrote on November 24, 2015, 6:06 PM

Lilly is a lovely looking dog. When you said the vet didn't like her weight, I thought she was gong to be underweight!

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 1:02 AM

That would be a great idea. Shingles is such a nasty virus that is not only painful, but can come with a range of complications.

Lillybell wrote on November 25, 2015, 1:05 AM

Hahahah No, Lilly never misses a meal! She even whines at the door if I don't get up to go for supper right away.