7/11/07

My poor little guy!

This morning's run with the dog was replaced with a trip to the vet with the dog.

Around 2 this morning, I heard the dog shuffling around and being all scratchy. Then I heard him hop up and shake his head like crazy. Over and over. Which means ear problems. He has had them before, but it's been almost a year since it has been an issue. I get up to look at the offending ear, and it is all bloody and weepy inside because he had scratched it so much! I felt so bad for him. And when he would scratch it, he would whimper the whole time.

I cleaned it up as best I could (an unpleasant experience for all parties involved), and he got to get up on the bed so that I could rub his head. He finally calmed down, got back on his bed, and went to sleep.

Apparently he has a yeast infection AND a bacterial thing going on in there. But he got a shot and a huge (expensive) bottle of pills. Now he sleeps. (That is an old picture, but he looks pretty much the same).

3 comments:

Runner Gal Leana said...

Aw, I hope your pup is feeling better! Good job on your 800s. I haven't tried speedwork yet, but I should probably incorporate that in at some point. I was thinking of just doing fartleks since I don't know of any tracks nearby.

Laurel said...

Awwww...poor pooch!

Mine practically lives at the vet. She has more diseases/conditions/reactions than any animal I've ever known.

Runner Gal Leana said...

Aw, so glad to hear he is feeling better!