I worry too much

@sallypup (29208)
Moses Lake, Washington
August 16, 2016 11:36am CST
Sally dog has had a case of the moany groanies the last few days. She'd lie down and get up and come to me for comfort. How many times a day do I need to hold a 30 pound dog? She moaned and groaned all through the night. I'd made an apointment with her doc for 3:15 today. I didn't like the way she acted. Plus she added on a limp. Sally and I swung by the Vets on our morning commute. The more than sweet lady Vet said to go on in right away and they'd check Sally out. I had thought to leave her there for the day until they could get to her. Busy place. Nope. They stopped everything and had a peek at Sally. The Vet manipulated Sally's achey leg. It moved fine. There was a puncture area on one of the pads. Danged goat horn weeds. Probably why she has the gimpys. I was worrying about that Sally had gotten into something and she'd done something to her insides. Only thing the doc could find was those ucky anal glands were full again. We'd dealt with that in June before we went on our Canada trip. Sally should be better now. Call them if not- then it would be time for the real payday money. (100.00 for a blood test. Not sure about X Rays.) Sally was delighted to zip out and I was delighted to find nothing obvious seemed to be the matter.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Aug 16
I hate goat heads with a mad passion, we have issues with gland thing with our pom, our vet handles that with groomings several times a year, he would NEVER let me take care of it, if I was willing, and it rather grosses me out anyways lol
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt Goat heads/horns whatever they're called grow like a fiend cause they spread like strawberries do. Its heck to get their roots. I worry that when I dig them out I am actually causing them to grow better. I refuse to use Round Up. The glands thing grosses me out too. Sally is a Blue Heeler not a little fuzz silly but I guess any dog can have these issues.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Aug 16
@sallypup I think certain breeds are more prone to it, but who knows. We will never have another pom. this one is a throw back, as in the size they used to be before they got bred small, still we took him as a favor, not a breed we would ever pick out ourselves.
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt Sally was the runt of her litter. She seems more prone to things happening.
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@AliCanary (1854)
16 Aug 16
Oh, our furkids. What we wouldn't do for them.
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@Happy2BeMe (75180)
• Canada
16 Aug 16
We always worry when our fur kids aren't feeling well. I am glad to hear that it wasn't anything too serious. I hope she heals quickly. Hugs
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@Corbin5 (118992)
• United States
16 Aug 16
It is always best to be cautious no matter what. So glad Sally is her happy self again! We always take our pups to the vet when we are unsure because ya just never know!
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Aug 16
@Corbin5 Its true. We're just the parents not the docs. Just like people meds I hate the cost of stuff.
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@Corbin5 (118992)
• United States
17 Aug 16
@sallypup We had to do the emergency vet on the weekend quite a few times. Cost a fortune, but had to go.
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Aug 16
@Corbin5 Some things just don't stay within set hours.
@DianneN (87356)
• United States
16 Aug 16
I'm so glad that she is okay. Our dog had that anal gland problem, so the vet taught my husband how to treat it. Saved a lot of money.
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Aug 16
@DianneN Get your hubby packing his bags. We have room for him.
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@nanette64 (18079)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 Aug 16
Yup, an animal will definitely let you know if something isn't right @sallypup . Even if it's minimal. I'm glad she's okay.
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Aug 16
@nanette64 To Sally it must have been horrendous.
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@skysnap (18038)
16 Aug 16
It feels bad when the pets are not in good condition.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
17 Aug 16
I'm glad the Gator Girl is doing okay after all. I worry like heck every time Mouse has an issue.
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Aug 16
@Rohvannyn The Vet left me with a kind of threat: if what she did didn't fix the problem then next up was blood work and probably X Rays. I agreed but dang the next step could cost toward 200 more. Horrors.
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@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
17 Aug 16
@sallypup More a statement of truth than anything - however, that's still a lot. Did you ever consider pet metical insurance? It costs maybe thirty a month but they reimburse you for usually 80% of your vet bills. Sometimes your car insurance carrier will bundle it for you and save you money.
@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
17 Aug 16
So glad nothing is seriously wrong! For both of you!
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@sallypup (29208)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Aug 16
@CRK109 Thanks. Sally is 7. I can't believe it. I am not ready for her to work into old age but both of us are going to, ready or not!
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
17 Aug 16
@sallypup I know what you mean. My Ruby is 13 and I've been so worried about her in this heat. It's bothering me but she's older than me now.
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@epiffanie (10458)
• Australia
17 Aug 16
We do worry so much about our pets don't we? .. because we don't know how much they are hurting..
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• Rochester, New York
16 Aug 16
Sometimes even pup have their bad days/ weeks. Mine does every so often. I just snuggle with him and give him lots of loves and he seems to be ok.
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@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Aug 16
I'm so glad it wasn't anything serious. Sally pup should be herself in no time if she isn't already.
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@JudyEv (136353)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Aug 16
I am glad Sally is okay. Some dogs know are bits of hypochrondriacs aren't they?
• United States
17 Aug 16
Our previous lab had anal glad issues - she didn't 'strain' hard enough when going because she had hip dysplacia so bad she couldn't stay in the poop position long because it hurt her joints.
@responsiveme (16821)
• India
17 Aug 16
At least you got that worry off your mind and Sally felt better.