Tuesday, July 9, 2013

HOME Again! Whoop!

After 24 days of boarding & treatment for the nasty heartworms, Bubba Bear finally got to come home on Sunday.  There may have been some tears when the vet tech couldn't hold him back once he saw us around the corner!  Love this boxer boy!  Doesn't he look adorable in his bandana they put on him for his homecoming?  I tell you, the girls at our vet clinic are AWESOME!! 
 We were all excited!  (Well, Stella, maybe not as much!)  But, I know we did the right thing boarding him for the first 3 weeks of treatment.  It would have been too hard to keep him calm and still with his brother and sister around, plus a bed to jump on!!  We are still keeping the doggie door locked this week and no wrestling allowed.  Basically, he doesn't have to be still, but we have to keep his heart rate down.  Friday will mark 4 weeks and then things can get more back to normal.
In the meantime, everyone got new comfortable beds (Bubba may have destroyed TWO I brought him during boarding! ha!)  This is my side of the bed every night...I am well protected.  Stella gets too hot with the wool topping, so her bed keeps her cool. :) 
 Home Sweet Home!  Pray the heartworms are GONE!  We have a re=check in 3 months.  Stupid Heartgard!!  We are switching Bubba to the 6 month pro-heart shot that his brother and sister had last month.  Please don't let this happen to your dog.  If you use Heartgard, take them to the vet and have them checked and then switch.  I just had another friend go in to do that, and both his dogs tested positive for heartworms ON heartgard!!  This is NOT a fluke!

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