When she showed up Charlie was already very hyped at going out. I had put his halter on him which means car.
I expected her to stay in the car and instead she got out. Charlie lunged and hit her chin. Luckily she is fine. But I ended up with a crazed dog going ape.
I finally got him in the car - I wanted the windows up a tad more but had to settle for the level they were at.
It took us a good 40 minutes to get to the vets. I ended up having to go in and fill out paperwork which took longer than I like. They were still busy with a lot of critters.
I finally had someone walk out to the car expecting it to take both of us to get Charlie inside. This is when my neighbor really started laughing out loud.
I was stressed knowing what he can be like around other animals. The aide that walked out with me was about my age and two feet shorter. Granted she had a choke leash with her but still I was concerned.
Of course Charlie got out of the car and calmly walked inside with her. I had to run to keep up. Once I had hold of him he began being pretty curious. Which meant I was being dragged all over the lobby.
I was in my "Down Charlie" mode and was expecting him to freak. Of course he didn't so I ended up looking like I need something to calm me down.
Anyway - he is heartworm free and received his vacs
DHPP - Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo Virus and
Plus his Heartworm test after which I have opted for putting him on Trifexis which is a Heartworm and Flea preventive.
I bought his 6 months pack and walked out leaving it on the counter. Luckily they have a pharmacy site and are willing to mail to me my future orders. LOL I called them right away and asked them to please mail the med to me and be sure and charge for any postage.
This morning when my neighbor and I return home we will drive right by the vet office. I will call and see if they found the box and it I can stop and pick it up.
They did find a few fleas and let me know that Front line has developed a lack of effectiveness.
They agree that I need to wait for the wee birds move down to my sons house before spraying. They would be at to high a risk.
Where Chance, the cats and Charlie can all go outside, in a smaller bird cage, their crates with Charlie on his run.
So now Charlie is licensed for this county. Big sigh of relief. They also checked his microchip and it is still in place. I just have to update the company with his new vet info.
But this adventure was not over yet. When we left Charlie was so well behaved... and got in the back seat and all the way home said nary a bark. My neighbor laughed till she cried all the way home.
It was decided that I needed to have a tee shirt saying "I need training - not my dog". Sigh, hanging head in exasperation.
The last thing they confirmed was a rash from the fleas or possibly grass. As they did not find that many fleas... but did confirm a number of fire ant bites. Poor Charlie. They recommended some Benadryl twice a day for his allergy. Charlie looses hair every summer. It all grows back during the Fall winter.
So I need to pick up some of that. They raved over how great his teeth are for a 5 year old.
What a relief to get this done. Now to have a car so I can go alone and not deal with Charlies overt enthusiasm having some one with us.
What a week - I feel like I made a fool of myself any number of times. Oh well. Maybe I am. Roflol.
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