Saturday, February 23, 2008

Andy's Visit to the Vet

Today was Andy's day to go to the veterinarian. He just needed a vaccination and a routine test. Mom was so happy because she got out of there for under $100! Andy is all healthy except for a couple of little bumps on the top of his head by his left ear. The vet said they were little warts and for Mom to keep an eye on them. Mom will probably get them removed if Andy ever needs to take a nap while he gets his teeth cleaned.

Mom found out Roxie shouldn't eat anything but her canned dog food. If Mom wants to give Roxie a treat, it has to be a little bit of the canned food. So far Roxie has been eating all of her food but sometimes she is a picky eater. If she gets picky about eating that food ... well, Mom says we won't worry about that unless it happens. The special food is Hill's S/D. It looks kind of nasty to Mom but, if it will make Roxie's stones go away, she will buy it and scoop it into Roxie's bowl twice a day. Somedog asked if Roxie drinks a lot of water to help keep her bladder flushed. She drinks a normal amount of water but this food has a little bit of salt in it to encourage her to drink more water. Mom is also making sure Roxie has plenty of opportunity to go outside and do her business.

We are sorry we have been so boring talking about Roxie and her stones so much. We are a little bit worried about our sister. We love her and want her to be happy and healthy. We need that extra barking power when we are in the country!

We got another award! Shania and Macon, whose Mom writes the blog DachshundStrong, gave it to us because we make their mom smile! We think that is a very nice thing to tell someone. You know that you have touched someones life if you have made them smile.

So many of you make us smile and we would like to let all of you know that but we can only pass this award to a few of you.

Copper makes us smile when he posts funny pictures of Hershey! He also made Mom smile because he helped figure out what was wrong with Roxie.

Lorenza! How can you not smile at Lorenza and her antics? She has to be one of the most loved dachsies in Bloggerland!

And last, but certainly not least, is Pippa! He has so many problems keeping Mistress Misery in line. She is posting pictures of flowers on his blog now! We think he really misses her when she is out of town but his stories are so clever, we can't help but smile!

Thank you for all of the smiles you have sent our way. Keep up the good work!


Katherine and Pippa, said...

That is so lovely of you all. I don't think my stories are clever they are just what I think. It's raining at the moment so mistress can't post flower pics up hehe.

I will try and get Misery to post up about my smiley award tomorrow. (She will be jealous though, I know)

We wrote (ie I told mistress what to put) about Roxie on DWB News in case any pups don't know about her poorlinesses.

Thanks again.

Pippa xx

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Forgot to say I am pleased Andy is ok, mistress seems to think some warts come and go.

And I hope the nasty canned food works for Roxie. Have you found much out about the stones on the internet? There must be reams of info out there - somewhere.

Pippa (snoozetime now though)

dooandboosmom said...

Scrappy, Bailey Jean, and I are so glad to hear Roxie is doing better. We hope she is 100% soon. Scrappy is getting along pretty good, chasing the kitties, and begging for treats. But the vet says he needs to lose weight so all he gets for a treat is his nylan bone. He is not impressed but we need to get him down 5-8 pounds.

Well, company has arrived I must get going.

Get well soon Roxie....Andy and Sam take good care of her : )

Maya and Kena said...

Don't worry, you're not boring when you post about Roxie and things like that. That way, other doggies can pray and good vibes will be sent your way! And no one can blame you fur caring fur your sis Roxie!
Congrats on the award!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Lacy said...

woofies Roxie, Andy and Sammy, me happies dat 2 of outta 3 puppies r a-ok wiff da will keep Ms Roxie in me prayers dat her will get betters soon....

b safe,

Shannon said...

Andy and Sammy,
Take good care of your sister. Thats what brothers and sisters do for eachother. Feel better soon Roxie.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Of course is not boring to blog about your health issues!
Sorry about the no treats thing! I know about it!
Congratulations on your award and thanks for giving it to me!
Take care

The Brat Pack said...

Hey Roxie...I had stones too but they did surgery to take them out. Make sure you eat that weird food so you don't have to do that too.


Amber-Mae said...

Hi! I heard bout Roxie's poor condition. Sorry that she has it. But I hope those canned foods will help to reduce the problem. Take good care ok?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

cookie said...

We hope the new food helps Roxie. It's nice to have siblings that look after you.

Cookie and crew
PS. our mom is impressed that you got out of the vets for under 100.00!

wally said...

Hi guys! Glad you're doing well, Andy, warts and all! And I hope your stones get flushed out, Roxie, and you don't need surgery!


Sparky said...

Hi Dachsies! Thanks for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed reading your blog, too. I hope you don't mind of I add you to my blog roll.

Congratulations on the award! You guys definitely brought a smile to my face today. :)


The Army of Four said...

Hi puppies! Sorry we haven't checked in for a while - we're going to try to be better about that.
Sorry to hear about Roxie's stones! I'm having some bladder things going on right now, too, but we're not sure what yet. My pH is really high; I go in again this week for the "needle in the bladder" thing. We're hoping it's just a UTI.
congrats on the award - you always make us smile!!!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That looks like a pawsome award. I hope Roxie gets better soon. Those stones in her sounds notti

~ Girl girl

Marvin said...

Congrats on your award!

And we just popped over to say hi, and hope you are getting better!

Being sick is horrible.

All good health wishes, your friend Marvin xx

Luckie Girl said...

Poor Roxy. I do hope the food will help to keep those nasty stones under control.

Ness said...

Roxie, Sammy and Andy, the pleasure was all ours to give you the award. We think you rock!

We always love to hear the latest on you, be it sickness or health or anything else. Roxie, you hang in there and do what your mom says cause we want you all well for your big move to the country.

Dachsie hugs,
Shania and Macon

Jackson said...

Hey pals, glad to hear that Andy's trip to the vet was OK. Sorry to hear about Roxie's stones. I had some too (40!) but they had to be removed surgically and now I'm on Hills k/d as I'm in the early stages of kidney disease. If Roxie is eating the canned version of s/d you can make treats out of it by cutting it up and baking it in the oven. J x

Lady Kaos said...

We want to hear about boring Roxie's stones. Because then we know she's doing okay. It's better to bore us and keep us poseted than not.
I know you guys are getting ready to sell your house, too so if your Mom gets out painting material, get into your favorite napping spot and stay there until she's done moving stuff around otherwise your spot will be gone for who knows how long. Mom promises I can have my napping spot back soon. I don't believe her though.

Jackson said...

Hey pals, thanks for your message. I'm having trouble sending replies to emails at the moment so I'll leave another comment here instead. If you bake the canned s/d to make treats, you can either make them softish or crispy depending on what Roxie prefers. J1 bakes k/d for about an hour in our oven, but I think it's a case of trial and error. Our oven is OLD! A word of warning though. When you bake it, it's really STINKY! J x

The Zoo Crew said...

A vet visit for under 100 bucks? Mom says that is amazing! She complains that it's $75 just to walk through the door of our vet's clinic. Hrmph. I tell her to just save her money and not take us!! She says no way....we have to stay healthy. Glad Andy's checkup was good! And hope Roxie continues to do well :)

Peace + Paws,

Lucy Lu

Ricky Pepper said...

Hi Roxie...we all are sending doxie love to help your stones disappear! Keep eating that weird food and hopefully you will feel better soon. My mommy would like to know if the vet told your mom what may have caused the stones or what you could do to prevent them from coming back in the future with Sammy and Andy?


moggy said...

Take care Roxie...stones are no fun so keep eating that funny looking stuff and stay well

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Hey there doogs,

I'm so glad you're all ok and that even though poor Roxie has stones, you'll be able to manage them.

(Never heard of stone management before. New topic for uni, perhaps?)

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo