The lighting’s a little wonky, but I just love this photo of the silly, wild puppy. I know I said on Sunday she was 8 weeks old, but it seems I got the date wrong, according to her paperwork. This is even better; the 24th is a special birthday, and the eve of our wedding anniversary.
Sissy had her first visit with one vet. I say one vet, because the Knight doesn’t like her much either. Sigh. The search continues. Sissy had been vetted by the Knight’s uncle’s vet after her birth for her first shots, but it was a few days too soon for her second shots. Somehow, it cost us quite a lot for nearly nothing, which didn’t impress the Knight either.
So, puppy food recommendations?? She was started on Purina Puppy Chow, and I am slowly switching her to Beneful, but the one vet recommended Royal Canin, because of their breed-specific formula. Um, that’s a pain, because the whole reason we put Sissy on Beneful is because it’s the only food Mugsy will eat. (And I mean ONLY. He’s not picky about human food, but dog food is another story.)
So, those of you who’ve had a puppy more recently than we have… what to do? I don’t want to keep changing vets during her puppy shots and what not, but the Knight really wasn’t happy with this vet either. It surely won’t hurt to get more opinions on Mugsy’s part, but I don’t want to shuffle my furkids around either.
Sissy weighed exactly 10 lbs. yesterday, and is already having ear issues, according to the vet. Don’t all bassets have ear goo? The point is to keep them clean and dry, right? Well, this vet said to fill each ear canal with a liquid cleaner… Right… Great fun, just trying that. We’d always used ear powder with Fred, except when he had a yeast infection and required medication. She and the Knight must have squared off on that while I was on the phone with the breeder.
Lest anyone think Mugsy is neglected, tomorrow’s DoT will be all about the best big doggy brother in the world.