Tuesday, September 30, 2008
She'd be mad if she knew I posted about this (hehehe) but it might be helpful to other pup owners out there...
Last Thursday when I got home from work I noticed Meiby scooting her butt across the floor so I checked it out and she had a red swollen bump under her tail. I had heard about some pugs needing to have their anal glands expressed so I figured it was Meiby's turn. I pointed it out to Nick when he got home and we looked up some info and tutorials on how to deal with this. We put her in the tub and attempted to squeeze. We must not have been doing it right because nothing came out except a little red (uh ohh) so we called the vet thinking she might have an infection. In the meantime, I held a warm washcloth on her rear to soothe the swelling. She seemed greatful for this!
Nick took her to the vet the next morning and they "expressed" her properly and showed Nick how to do it (darn, I missed it!) We had been a little worried that we weren't feeding her the right stuff or something. They explained that we weren't doing anything wrong, some dogs just need this done occassionally. She seemed much more comfortable when she came home, though maybe a bit violated. We figured we could just do this at home when needed, and sure we can, but it's only $16 to have it done at the vet and we know they'll do it properly and thoroughly so we'll probably just stick to that unless it's needed very often. Supposedly feeding dogs pumpkin will help them to "express naturally" so I'm going to whip up some of these pumpkin treats for Meiby.
Monday, September 29, 2008
We just have terrible lighting the our living room. I think that's the biggest problem. We'll keep working on it :)
Friday, September 26, 2008
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Monday, September 15, 2008
Pug Village has some useful info about pug health.
How much does your pug weigh? How old is he/she?
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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Monday, September 1, 2008
(The last minute is better than the first two. I haven't learned to edit video yet.)
We had been thinking about getting a nice-ish digital video camera for a while and the stars aligned for us this weekend. A Best Buy coupon for 12% off a camera came in the mail this week. Then, Friday we got our security deposit back from our last apartment for about the amount we needed for the camera we wanted. It was fate :) We bought a JVC Everio. We like it a lot so far. The video quality is much better than my Nikon still camera is capable of.