Bringing Home Puppy

Timmy Goes to the Emergency Room
September 12, 2009, 6:26 pm
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One of our favourite activities to do on the weekends is head to the dog park with coffee in hand for some serious exercise (for the dog…not for us!)  Lately on the weekends we’ve been going to Trinity-Bellwoods because it has a fun crowd, is usually quite busy, its large and has lots of trees for the humans to stand under.  At Trinity Timmy just runs and runs and runs.  Until today.

Timmy had just completed his business on a hill when he came over to me, limping.  He was trying to lick his paw and then he started to cry.  We took him to a quiet corner and tried to examine him.  He tried to bite us and yelped in pain.  It was so sad!  Almost instantly the paw began to swell up.  Saturday at 1:30.  Our choices: Go to the local vet hospital (across the street) before closing time, or wait and see if it improves and risk having to cab up to the after hours emerg later this weekend.  We opted for #1.  We popped into Queen W. Animal Hospital and asked if they could see us.  We aren’t patients there, but after our experience, we would definitely consider it.  They squeezed us in after the clinic closed at 2, and were so friendly and caring to our little pup.  He had to be muzzled while they checked for a break or puncture wound, just in case, and the whole time the paw swelled steadily.

In the end, it seems he was simply stung by a bee.  He got a shot of Benadryl, and instructions for his care over the next few days.  $130 later, we have a healthy, and dozy pup!  Looks like its going to be a quiet weekend for us!


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