Sundog snippets: Pupdate October 2013


Sundog snippet

Yes, my friends, Nu’s health adventures do not yet seem to be at an end.

Poor pup has now contracted some kind of infection in her eye/nose.  She started sneezing a few weeks ago, and then, after a couple of days, she started shedding these honkin’ boogers from her eyes.

And yes, we figure they were, in fact, boogers because of what happened next.

In any case, we went to the vet and got some eye drops, because at this point everything seemed to be limited to her right eye.

After a couple of days of the treatment, however, I noticed that Nu’s nose was crusty (eeeewww).

A second visit resulted in antibiotics and after the full course, she’s still got a crusty nose and opti-gook.  No infection, though, which I guess is the good thing.

If the inflammation/whatever-it-is didn’t clear up, the other option that was presented to us was a foreign body.  In all likelihood, Nu snorted something up her nose hole and that is what has caused the sneezing, opti-gook, and crustiness.

She’s otherwise happy and healthy, and we hope to continue in that vein, but every once in a while, I have to wipe my dog’s nose.

Nuala in her hidey place

Nuala in her hidey place

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5 thoughts on “Sundog snippets: Pupdate October 2013

  1. You know how the song goes Melanie, ‘The things we do for Love’. Sometimes it’s pretty grotty but I bet Nuala repays you with love too. May she soon get well.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    • She’s had a heck of a year. ACL repair, UTI, aural haematoma, e-coli infection, and now this. She’s also developed a light case of doggie incontinence, and I can’t help but think all of the sickness she’s had this year (and all the antibiotics) have just wrecked her system. Ah well, behaviour-wise, she’s brilliant. Spins circles for din-time and walkies. Happy as a pig in you-know-what 😉 We’re happy to have her as long as she’s willing to stay with us.

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