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    Default Vegas's Vet visit today, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    Today was Vegas's date to get an allergy test done, both food and environmental. It was a simple blood test and we should get the results within 2 weeks.

    Good News---He weighs 57.9 He has weighed 63 for over 2 years thats a 5 lb. loss. I think the food change to Earthborn Holistic Meadow Feast has helped with a little weight loss. Our Vet said he was in PERFECT shape. (I already knew that, but WOW 5 lbs!!) He has the perfect little waist I am jealous!!!!

    Bad news-- His allergies are out of control, our pollen count has been on a scale of 1-10,.. 10's for days and days. His face is so red and his white eye is swelled almost shut daily, I have been giving him Zyrtec, (not this week due to allergy test) So he ended up getting a big shot of prednisone/cortizone for his allergies, his anal gland were full so he had those expressed. Our Vet said all his itchy breed dogs have been in this week and they are a mess. He put him on an antibiotic eye drop for his white eye. He also got his 3 year rabie shot and tag (along with bloodwork to see if he has heart worms). I had to buy ear flush and Heartguard plus. About eating sand, the solution is simple, get my butt out there and watch him the whole time instead of letting him rome on his own. And WHY was it on the top of my wishlist to have a fenced in yard?????

    Our vet is convinced as well as we are that it is strictly environmental allergies and said he loves the Earthborn Holistic line of foods, NOT to change him back to NVI yet until allergy results. I have to take him back in 3 weeks since he got the shot and the eye drops and if his eye is not better he wants to do laser surgery (Entropion) but hopefully it is just allergy related.

    The Ugly--
    With all that was done today, our total vet bill was $563.00 There goes my new bathroom tile that we thought we were going to buy tomorrow!!! Joe stopped by the liquor store and bought 2 mini's to do shots, he was so overwhelmed at the vet bill. I just kept my mouth shut, sometimes I know to just be quiet.

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    Default Re: Vegas's Vet visit today, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    poor vegas, at least he got a tune up today...great news on the weight loss. Watson loves the earthborn food too

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    @KMARINO I do understand what your going through with the vets bills! Hopefully youll get the answers you need and solve this problem quickly and as inexpensive as possible! Vegas has a great shape! I always show people his pictures! He is gorgeous and that face I really cant take it!! UGHH When I see Vegas my inner child comes out! Hope everything works out for you! and Vegas
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    Poor Vegas. I hate it when there isn't much you can do for their situation. Unless you put the poor guy in a bubble there is only so much you can do for environmental allergies.

    I hope Joe bought you one too

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    My big handsome boy , Mama loves him to death!! I will do everything in my power to make his life comfortable.

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    YAY VEGAS!! 5 pounds! I'm jealous

    All things considered, you really got a lot done for him for the money. I know that stung. I've been there myself. (700 bucks for an ultrasound!) and I'm sorry about your tile. I'll be praying the drops work so he doesn't need the surgery.

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    Good to hear his visit went well. Hope the shot helps with his allergies. Give him a big hug from us. Just remember you can always get tile later, you can only have one Vegas.
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    I guess my Poll topic today was ill-timed huh?
    Don't be too fast to agree to the laser surgery. There are alternatives that should be tried first. Heck, the allergy tests haven't even been done yet. Vet's tend to want to do everything RIGHT AWAY..... bah!!

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    Ughhhhh VEGAS YOU ARE SOOOOOOO CUUUUUUTTTTTEEEE!!!! I wanna squish and kiss your face!!!! Vegas!!! When I look at his expressions he makes I seriously laugh b/c he is adorabull
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    @Davidh, I agree, only one Vegas and he will get what he needs, @BruceP, our vet was not persistant, he is very much hoping they eye drops and the shot will make a huge difference in his eye, he thinks the eye is allergy related only. That's why he wants to see him back in 3 weeks.

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    Default Re: Vegas's Vet visit today, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    i feel your pain! gregory has to get all that done in a months time, im dreading the bill.

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    Poor Vegas, what a day! (and poor Kelly and Joe, that is a hefty vet bill ) I sure hope he gets some relief soon! He is so darn cute, Vegas

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