Thursday, December 20, 2007

Our new vet

I went to the vet today to be tested for giardia.  Mom took me to a vet that was recommended to her by one of her new coworkers.  Get this.  Her coworker's name is Steve and he has a husky.  My name is Steve and I am a husky.  That is really weird, right?  Anyway, Mom's coworker Steve takes his husky to a vet near our house, so Mom decided to try it out.  She looked at the website and the head vet went to vet school at the University of Missouri.  Since Mom grew up in Missouri, she figured that he was probably a good vet.  But today, when we got to the vet, guess where the vet I saw went to vet school.  Oklahoma State University!  That's where Mom went to college too, so at that point, she knew we were at a great place.  Mom really liked the vet that we talked to and he used to have an Alaskan Malamute, so he was even familiar with northern breeds.

Anyway, I was nice enough to leave the vet with some poop, so they are going to send it to the lab to be tested and we'll find out if I have giardia in a couple days.  The vet said it's very common in this area because there is typically a lot of standing water.


PS. We got a great present from a special friend in Louisiana, but we're having issues with video uploading tonight, so we will post about that as soon as the video is working.  But we want to say THANK WOO!!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


That's too phreaky!

BTW - be on the lookout for the brown trukhk in YOUR neighborhood on phriday!

Glad woo are pheeling better!



Peanut said...

Wilbur, I see the dogs were trying to blame you for something you didn't do in an earlier post. Just like a dog. Stay strong

Shelby the cat

Khady Lynn said...

I hope your poo is ok, but if not, I hope your meds get you better soon!

Glad you found a good vet! That is VERY important!

I bet I know who that Louisianna girl is!!! Can't wait to see YOUR video!


Amici said...

All this vet talk is sort of icky! We hope you and Kat get better soon.

I'll keep my paws crossed that this new vet is as good as he/she sounds on paper. :)

Mud Monster said...

Yeah -- We are glad your mommy found you, Kat and Wilbur a good new vet! Hopefully like Amici said he/she will be just as good as he/she is on paper. Our vet gave us yummie bones the first time we saw him.

Paws crossed yours does soemthing special for you too!!

Love and Licks,
Quincy & Tristin

sharkgila said...

Glad you found a good vet. That's most important. Hope you're back to your healthy old self soon, if not already.


The Daily Echo said...

Make sure you run through the water that's standing so that it gets mixed up next time you drink it! We hope your poo is good poo and that you're feeling better.

IndyPindy said...

Oh, I'm sorry. Giardia sucks. I've never had it but my humans once fostered a dog for 3 days (then he went to his long term foster home) that had giardia. Dad said he'd never been up and down the stairs so many times in one night!

Hope you feel better soon Steve!

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

We are glad that you found a good vet to go to. Hope yur poo is OK. Water shouldn't stand, it should lay, shouldn't it?!?! Hope you feel better real soon & can go back to the dog park.

D'Azul Siberian said...

Ewwww Giardia. Here that calls for the yellow pills. Ewwwww. Hope your problem gets solved really soon.

The D'Azul Siberians

the many Bs said...

Hi Kids, we're glad you found a good vet that you like. we've had giardia too - from drinking the "grey" water at Marymoor - so be careful. luckily, you can take some pills, or sometimes this chalky medicine and it goes away.

we go to some vets that are far away from home, they are near Marymoor, but our mom likes them a lot. we used to live nearer to them, but then we moved farther away. mom won't change vets 'cuz she likes them so much and we even like them too, which is the most important thing. you gotta like your vet, right!?!


Lacey said...

We are glad you like your new vet. Comet ate
once, but I don't think it was the same thing you have. He didn't get to poop for the vet. Hope you feel better soon.
Comet and BLU

Moco said...

I was wondering if you got your parasite while in the green water of Lake Washington. At least your vet sounded like he knew what he was talking about.

The Army of Four said...

I don't really get why vets always send our poops to Labs to have it tested. I thought they were retrievers, not scientists!
I hope the Lab says your poop is OK.
PS: When people are surprised I'm named "Dave" and ask what Dad's name is, Mom always tells them it's "Spot". Ha woo. Your mom should try that one, Steve!