Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday at the Emergency Vet with Tyler

Daddy Rob and Tyler at the Emergency Vet
Yesterday (Sunday) we spent some time at the emergency vet hospital after a doggy play accident.  
Tyler (our 5 year old Dachshund) and Dolly (our 10 year old Weimaraner) were playing and running in the backyard as they usually do. They were enjoying the mild temperatures in the 60s (for a change) here in the Mid-Atlantic. Of course, sometimes there are injuries when human or canine kids play and it was one of those days.
   Tyler yelped as Dolly ran by him, and she accidentally hit him in the face with her big paw . We noticed he couldn't open his right eye and his nose was bleeding, so I took him inside and tried to stay the nosebleed by applying pressure (with tissue), and I applied an icepack to his nose and eye.
    After an hour, the nose bleed wouldn't stop (but he was able to open his eye) so we took him to the nearby emergency vet hospital (Dogs and Cats Emergency Vet).
   The vet was able to get the nosebleed to stop by using epinephrine and icing his snout. They checked his eye and determined (by putting a colored drop in it) that he had a small scratch on his cornea. They put antibiotic drops in his eye (that he needs every 12 hours). He's on pain meds and benadryl to keep him quiet and ensure the nosebleed doesn't re-start. In a week, we need to go back to the regular vet to check his eye and make sure it has healed. 
   Always an adventure... Poor Tyler! 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next