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    Default No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    That was one of the recommendations for Stig. It was the only one for him actually. She said seeing he's so pale and white that he's more susceptible to skin cancer. So the patio door blinds are now closed for the poor guy ... until I find a UV protected film to stick on the glass. Overall she said he's in really good shape ... heart, eyes, ears and tummy (???) are good. And he gained 3 lbs! He's now a hefty 51.6 lbs.

    Now for Punks. The good news is that his overall health is fantastic too. His heart's good, which is always a blessing. He gained 3 lbs though. We need to start on his Zymox ear meds again, it's still a little yeasty. When we mentioned his leg to her and the possibility of arthritis, she shrugged it off at first because she thought he was too young. But once she examined him manually, she noticed that his right kneecap was a little loose so arthritis is indeed possible. She gave us glucoseamine pills called Glycoflex for him to take daily. They're also going to take a medium quality x-ray of his leg in a couple of weeks where sedation isn't necessary, thank goodness.

    She also said to continue with daycare as exercise is good for him. Plus that if he feels pain, then he'll instinctively slow down. Not sure about that, but I still give it a .
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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    All in all... not a bad vet visit! good luck getting Punks to slow down due to pain -- I do not think bulldogs understand that concept
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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    in the world of that is a great vet visit! I'm certain his wonderful parents are the reason why!

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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    Glad to hear things went generally well. Sending hugs to Punkin & Stigs!


    Cheerio mates!

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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    Pretty good visit! Maybe Stig can take up moon bathing! When I was a kid, we went swimming a lot at night and my step dad told us that if we lay under the moonlight we'd get pale! lol.

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    Glad things went well!
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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    sounds like a great vet visit to me. Poor Stig, can't work on his tan anymore. Hope the x-ray is normal on Punkin.


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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    in the world of that is a great vet visit! I'm certain his wonderful parents are the reason why!
    True, that!

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    It's always so good when the doctor visits are routine....

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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    Maybe Stig can take up moon bathing!
    This is great advice!!!

    Glad to hear the vet visit went well over all! Hope the xray in a couple of weeks goes well too!
    I didn't know that bullies had a "slow" setting. I haven't found it on Rook yet.

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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    Overall a great vet visit!! And we LOVE GlycoFlex in our house!

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    Default Re: No more sun bathing .... Doctor's orders!

    Glad to hear things are pretty good with the boys! I had never even considered that because their fur is white that they would be more susceptible to skin cancer. Huh, you learn something new everyday in the world of bulldogs!

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