Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bucky Pumpkin

From last year. Guess I forgot to pull those big ears through the loops. Oh never mind, it's humiliating enough.



Update on Bucky: I've been treating and cleaning the ears every day as instructed by the vet. So far so good. Have to deal with lots of wiggling, sometimes chasing. We end up wrestling on the bathroom floor every time. He has a way to close up the ear canal when I need it to be OPEN. But the ears are cleaner than ever before, which makes mom very happy.

In last week's visit the vet also mentioned that Bucky's kidneys might be aging more than we'd like. Urine test showed he's drinking a good deal of water which puts stress on the kidneys. The vet suggested instead of kibbles that he's had all his life, we should try to switch him to canned senior food. That way he'll have plenty of fluid in him without drinking too much water.

So we picked up some Nature's Recipe senior lamb and rice cans over the weekend. After three days, Bucky is itching all the time. Yep, allergic reaction to the new food. We'll have to put off the new food until the itch stops.

10 comments:

Nichole said...

What a cute pic!
I hope he feels better soon... give him some extra scratchies from us!

Cindy said...

What a dumplin'. And allergic to natural food? That is so wrong.

Beth said...

Pearl has allergic reactions at the drop of a hat. Sooo hard to find stuff that they like and is good for them. I hope you figure out a successful diet soon and without more licking and scratching. Cute costume too!

Rhonda said...

Oh my - so sorry to hear that Bucky is having so many issues. I wish you all the best. And, that outfit! I wanted to vote for (her/him?) in the contest but then realized I couldn't. Oh well! Happy DOT :0

Donna said...

What a sweetie pie. He must be very patient and love you lots to let you doll him up like that! My friend that breeds dogs once told me she feeds her dogs human food...such as chopped vegtables and fruit mixed with ground beef. her dogs loved it. Good luck with Bucky.

Jennifer said...

Poor Bucky :( At least he looks cute in his pumpkin suit :)

Sonya said...
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Sonya said...

Oh crap, now he is itchy too.

Tina in Wonderland said...

I think Bucky is an adorable little pumpkin!

Sorry he's having problems. For the allergy, have you tried the Eagle Pack dog food line? Our Pixi has allergies but does really well on the food, and we give it to our show dogs for the shine it gives their coats. They have a holistic line and all their foods have wholesome ingredients.

Hope is itch-free soon! Such a cutie!

Jennifer said...

Poor Bucky. He is so doggone cute, though. I tagged you for a mem over on my blog. Stop by when you are not scratching the itches.