Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Prescriptions

I've gotten a bit behind on my prescription writing. The weather here has been really nice, so I've taken a bit of a vacation from the clinic, but I'm back now. I try to answer treatment requests in the order I receive them, but Star and Jack sent in an urgent request for their dad. In case you haven't heard, their dad really hurt his foot. He has a giant thing he has to wear on his foot to make it better (it looks like a cone for the foot to me) and his foot is very colorful, but not in a good way. You all know I mostly prescribe treatment for dogs, but I am not against helping out a human every once in a while. After all, they need all the help they can get!


For Star and Jack's dad, I am recommending that Star and Jack start growing and shedding fur at an accelerated pace. They should collect all their extra fur and use some heavy-duty duct tape to tape the fur all over their dad's foot. Obviously he needs some extra padding down their to prevent injury and I'm certain that paw fur will do the trick. Now while the paw fur will help him heal physically, I also care about the emotional well-being of my patients and have taken care of that as well. I recommend Star and Jack's dad eat one gallon of ice cream per day. Ice cream makes everyone feel better. He should take a bite, then give one bite to Star (ladies first) and then a bite to Jack and then repeat until the gallon is consumed. I know from experience that nothing makes a human happier than giving a Siberian ice cream. Feel better, Dad-a-roo!

I'm also going to address some canine treatment requests. Mya wrote in with this troubling issue:
Oh Dr Steve!! What a wonderful job woo have done!! So noble! Can woo scribe me a cure? I need to get rid of a rash, called COCO!!! Haroooooo!!!!!

Mya Boo Boo
Normally I would say that flattery won't get you anywhere, but it will at this clinic (just not as far as treats will get you.) I've decided to take a different approach to Mya's problem. I don't think she needs to be rid of CoCo, I just think she should make CoCo her sidekick. I know Mya has a love for countersurfing, so if CoCo was her sidekick, CoCo would be convieniently located near Mya at all times in case Mya needs to appear innocent of any crimes. I'm sure CoCo is good for some entertainment as well. Chasing, chewing, wrestling... all good activities for a sidekick. I hope this helps, Mya!


Finally, Benson wrote in with this problem:
we have a very serious case for you. Benson is a scaredy-dog. he is afraid of everything - humans, dogs, cats, flies (yes, flies!), food, baths, birds, and more. what would you prescribe for this poor little scardey-dog? Benson would really appreciate your help.

woofs.
What a problem! I'm a bit shocked at this as I know Benson loves to go to the dog park, but with all of his fears, I'd think he'd be afraid to set one paw outside his house! I think a slow introduction of objects to Benson would be best. I think that Benson's mom should get him a new stuffie every day that looks like something he fears. Then Benson can chew it and teach it who's boss and realize he's got nothing to be afraid of! Good luck, Benson! I'd hate for you to miss out on any fun dog park times.
Well, that's all I've got for today, but I have several other treatment requests to catch up on.
Until next time,
Dr. Steve

16 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

More happy patients but just a Wii bit of khonstrukhtive khriticism...

Doesn't your iPhone work out in the yard and/or golf khourse?

Woo khould use one of those magikh apps to heal your ailing patients!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The OP Pack said...

Great job, Dr. Steve. Our favorite was Benson's - stuffies are a cure-all for everything.

woos, the OP Pack

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow, we've never been to your blog before. Dr Steve, you're full of great advice.
We wanted to thank you guys for the Wooscotti recipe. We love it!!! I think pinky is going to have to make another batch cause we just polished off the last of it last night. Thanks for the carob tip. Great idea!!!

tailwag
Noah Willow Tess Lucy x

Cyber-sibes said...

A-roos to yous, Dr. Steve! thank woo fur the prescription fur our dad's footie-foot.
Fur - duct tape - ice cream- brilliant!

wos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Stella said...

Hello Dr. Steve:

Amazing job you are doing treating folks. My personal favorite was the shared gallon of ice cream and if I ever come down with any illness, I feel sure that would help me.

Kisses,
Stella

Kayla and Maebe said...

WOO Dr Steve, great advice. We can't wait to see what woo have in store for the others!!!

We don't blame woo for taking in the nice weather. All work and no play makes Stevie a dull boy!

WOOOO woo rar rar rar,
Kayla and Maebe

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We really like the stuffie prescription.....and the ice cream.

princess eva

the 4 Bs said...

wow! those are some pawtastic prescriptions. Benson totally agrees with the stuffy therapy. he thinks they should all have squeakers too, so that he can kill the squeakers and let them know that he is in charge!!!!!

thanks, Steve, for the great medical advice. we will let you know how it works for little scardy Benson.

woofs!


pee ess - he really is a BEAST at the dog park, except when another dog looks at him. hee hee!!!

The Thundering Herd said...

Maybe Star and Jack's dad has to wear a cone on his foot because he is licking his foot too much? The duct tape and fur should help with that.

The Husky in the Window said...

What good medical advice. We have a few issues here that we need your help with. We'll have to send them to you and see what you recommend we do.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Excelent advice - we pawticularly like the ice cream cure and the stuffie RX. We shall try them just as preventative measures.

Love & Snoses,
Guinness Grrl

Tracey and Huffle said...

What a great range of treatments. The prescription for Benson is brilliant. If that doesn't cure him, nothing will.

Huffle Mawson

The Army of Four said...

We stand in awe of your wisdom, Dr. Steve! Well, actually, we lounge on the bed and floor in awe of your wisdom, but hey! our hearts are in the right place!
Love,
Ammy

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh Dr. Steve, how many lives have you saved?
Viva Dr. Steve!
Ximui and Chubs here, we'd like to let you know that your package has been sent this AM, priority mail, you deserve the best, buddy.
We fired Mango, that's why the package is finally on the way to you.
Mango is one lazy pup, just blah blah to get attention and do nothing! We wished you didn't treat him!
Love ya lots

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Father's Day to Dr. Steve, Kat and Wilbur's great dad.
Love ya lots

Moco said...

We can tell your extensive training in the medical field as done you well.