Based on the amount of time and money we spend at the vet, I should buy stock in our vet’s office. Today I was back at the vet, this time with Lucy.
I’d say within a couple months after bringing her home we noticed she had a propensity to lick, bite and eat her paws. Annoying, yes. Problematic? Well, months ago I turned to the vet to answer that and it was confirmed she had a yeast infection going on.
So, since then I wipe her paws and wrinkles at least every other day with our anti-fungal rinse. The past few weeks, however, it seemed I was fighting a losing battle with her licking and biting, so back to the vet we went for the second time in two-plus months.
As usual, she was a handful in the waiting room. I swear it feels as if my shoulders are about to come out of their sockets while we wait – she goes up to every dog and every person multiple times and as expected at a vet’s office, we always have a bit of a wait so by the time we get called back I’m sore and sweating.
Ultimately Lucy has some sort of allergy – to what we don’t know as she bites and licks her feet year-round, not just during “allergy season.” So we have to wipe her feet with baby wipes every single time she comes inside and I have to start giving her fish oil supplements – I take fish oil supplements! If the fish oil doesn’t work it’s on to an allergy medicine like Claritin.
I was able to pick up eye drops for Cindy while we there, so I was able to kill two birds with one (very expensive stone). And just because she’s adorable, here’s a photo of Cindy lounging to the max.
Fortunately Lucy loves the vet – so much attention! – and our vet’s office is great, from the techs to the doctors, and it tires Lucy out, so it’s a win-win for everyone!