Daisy #19 Yellow Labrador Retriever Female 7 Years Old BLRR #2720
January 6, 2020
Daisy had her follow up appointment for her ear infection this evening. We saw a different Vet tonight. The Vet noticed an improvement in Daisy’s ear infection. The infection rages on! But I’m very thankful to hear the word “ improving”. She decided to try a more acidic antibiotic gel for Daisy’s ears. Daisy has another follow up for her ears in 2 weeks. The Vet would like to avoid surgery unless absolutely necessary. Daisy’s weight definitely puts her at risks for many complications. The Vet believes that the ear infection may be caused by food allergies & May recommend a hypoallergenic dog food in the future. The Vet recommended to try a little less kibble & more green beans to help with Daisy’s weight loss.
It’s has been a really long Monday! Daisy came home & went straight to bed. I tucked her in & called it a night!
December 21, 2019
Car rides are always a blast until the Vet has to wash both of your ears. Here we go with ear infection #3, poor Daisy Girl. The Vet cultured her ears. The results should be available sometime this week or next week. The Vet is guess- estimating that the infections may be caused by allergies. My fingers are crossed hoping that Daisy will only need some type of allergy medicine & routine ear cleanings at home.
On a good note! Daisy is just under 94lbs. She was 101 or so when I first started fostering her in August. The Vet complimented her fluffy fur & hugged her. The salmon Pure being dog food from Aldis is a winner!
Daisy made a grand entrance at the Vet. She walked in and smiled. She smiled & pooped in a circle. Yes she did! All I could do was laugh. Since Daisy broke the ice….We mingled a bit with the other dogs in the waiting room . She eventually rolled on her back with her paws in the air. We call this “ Daisy’s yoga”. I’ll need to get a picture of her “ Daisy pose” when she isn’t looking.
December 11, 2019
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been Daisy’s foster mom for 4 months. We are still working on a few things, steps, weight loss etc. I’m am so happy to report that Daisy rolled over completely on her back! I watched her roll over & I thought why does this look weird to me to see her paws in the air. (It reminded me of when my daughter started to crawl). I was stunned for a minute. I then realized that Daisy has never fully rolled over due to her extra weight. Progress is progress! I hope one day she will jump on the couch! Just like Sarge our resident pup, but until then! She prefers clean laundry! Daisy will knock the basket over & lay in the clothes. If you ask “ who knocked this over?” Daisy looks the other way! She is a character! I’m really excited to see how she is blooming. The salmon based dog food has made her fur so fluffy. I’m ready to eat it😊
October 9, 2019
Well Daisy is now 96.4 lbs! She is being treated for her ear infection that doesn’t want to heal. I have had Daisy on a grain and corn free Salmon and Sweet Potato Pure Being dry dog food for about 5 weeks. The vet was very pleased with Daisy’s skin and fur. The last vet appointment we discussed having Daisy placed on special and expensive dog food due to her skin and fur irritation.Daisy needed to be lifted into the car. It was a struggle, but she feel asleep within ten minutes of the ride. The vet is pleased with Daisy’s slow and steady weight loss. I’m still looking for a dog washing facility that has a tub. The vet is concerned that Daisy could develop a skin infection in her belly rolls. I wash her outside with the hose and dry shampoo often, but a good weekly bubble bath would be golden.
September 23, 2019
Miss Daisy is starting to walk down the steps! It’s more of a hop. We call it the “Daisy hop”. We still stand in front of her to make sure she doesn’t go too fast. Daisy is starting to climb up on the couch. She is half way there, but needs a boost. I’m looking forward to seeing her up there! One day soon.
September 2, 2019
August 24, 2019
Daisy smiles all day and moves at her own pace.
Going down the steps is challenging for Daisy. I have to stand in front of her and rub her back so she feels safe to take a step. I think she is nervous because she can not see her feet due to her “ shrinking tummy”. Daisy only goes down the steps with me at this point. Positive Reassurance goes a long way!
Potty training is going well. 1 accident in the house on day 2, I blame it on anxiety. For the most part she lets me know if she needs to relieve herself in between walks. Daisy starts wining and pacing, so that’s my cue.
Daisy can walk up the steps on her own, but still needs a cheering squad at times. If I’m cooking in the kitchen, she moves faster!
Exercise plan – currently two ( 10 minute walks daily rain or shine- mostly early morning or evening because of the heat and humidity). My goal is to stretch it to three ( 10 minute walks) this week, every step counts!
She is slow moving in the morning. I’m going to ask the vet about possible evening pain meds for arthritic pain.
Daisy still has sores on her paws that are slowly healing.
I am also going to try brushing Daisy’s teeth today. She smiles a lot!
For the most part Daisy does not eat much. 2 cups of dog food in the morning with a scrambled egg and one cup of food in the evening . She doesn’t always eat the whole cup, maybe half. She seems to enjoy raw baby carrots. I tried cauliflower. She was not a big fan. Daisy put the cauliflower in a pile outside of her bowl. Daisy is a big fan of ice cubes!
Daisy has lost close to 2 inches around her tummy. She snores loud at night, but I noticed that she seems a little less loud. She still struggles to roll over. It’s painful to watch, but she does it!
Daisy is great with the kids and their friends when they come to visit.
Daisy and Sarge bark & howl when they are crated. My neighbor who is a devout animal lover informed me that he doesn’t hear any barking or howling when he takes his 9am walks. Good news to me!
Daisy has barked at our cat, Rose. I think they were having a staring contest. For the most part they all seem to get along. Sarge does try to “ mount” Daisy. Daisy has no trouble reminding him of his manners.
August 14, 2019
Sweet Miss Daisy was surrendered to Brookline owing to her owner having medical issues. This poor girl was left to live in a warehouse all alone with someone stopping in to feed her. Luckily for Daisy, her luck has changed and Brookline is committed to getting her into a wonderful home that will cherish her. Stay tuned for updates as she settles into her foster home.
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