Wednesday, August 13, 2008

the pug's on drugs



Saturday I learned that I'm going to make a horrible mother because pug threw up and I cried.

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I hate throw up. I know, who really enjoys it, but I fear it. I think the fear all started in Kindergarten when Patrick threw up during story time causing a spiral of kiddos to throw up.

I came home and announced I was dropping out of Kindergarten.

Needless to say I didn't have as much as a voice in the family as I thought I did when I ended right back in my desk the next morning coloring pictures of rainbows and butterflies while avoiding Patrick's vomit cooties.


But back to my story. By Monday he still seemed out of sorts and I thought I might as well go ahead and call the vet.

We have also been struggling with the fact that every time pug goes outside he starts up an anxious bark. We are surrounded by construction as they finish building up our neighborhood, so as soon as I put him outside he begins to bark and I have to bring him right back in and then he potties in the house. I've called up a trainer, read articles, you name it we've tried it. So pug mama needs a new plan. Oh and he was due for his shots anyway so let's knock it all off with one examination fee. Brilliant.

Pug loves the vet. I dislike the vet for trips that result in bills such as these.

Oh yes ma'am!

That would be the cost of 3 shots, over-priced flea and heart worm medication, the examination, drops for a rather ugly ear infection, a steroid shot for the ear infection, and then anti-anxiety medication to top it off.

I never thought I be saying Pug and anti-anxiety medication in the same sentence. The vet's plan is to have him take them for just a month.

I am drawing the line on a therapist for him.

11 comments:

Aubs said...

Oh my goodness.....i totally share your fear of vomit. Its horrible...and when hubby was gone on the last deployment BOTH of my kids got a tummy bug. And we're talking elevated heart rate, couldn't sleep, tense type of fear. NOT FUN!! But somehow when it is your kids(much like your pug i'm sure) you just do what you have to do! So glad to know i'm not the only one!!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Oh poor pug! For such a small body, he sure has a lot of ailments! Hopefully he'll be back to his normal pugself soon.

Carrie said...

oh my what a bill...I completely understand about about vomit I gag at the thoughts of it. Hope pug is soon better!

mandy said...

holy cow!!! you sure do love your pug.

Suzi said...

Dang what a bill!
Poor pug!
Sorry but the end of this post was too funny...love it!

Page said...

well, if it makes you feel any better Winnie and Sela just had their teeth cleaned and it cost a little over $800.00. ugghh. Oh, and when I worked at the UF animal hospital they actually did have a doggie therapist. Sessions cost $300.00 per hour. ;)

Lauren said...

Um NO... Do NOT to stomach "issues" either.

Poor pug... And that bill... YIKES!

Kate said...

Just yesterday I was discussing with a friend how in 6 years I have spent THOUSANDS of dollars on my dog. And as much as I love her, and she's a part of the family, she's a flippin' dog. I don't even spend thousands of dollars on myself. Oh well...she's super cute. And isn't it funny how vets just nickel and dime the heck out of you?!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

What an awful bill! But Pug looks so cute in the picture!

Heidi Zawisza said...

YOU CRACK ME UP!! Poor pug......

Kalle said...

Poor pug! We have a pug and feel the dreaded pinch of the overpriced vet bills. Hope he's feeling better this week.