Monday, February 10, 2014

Swisher got Ouchies

Hi pals,

Swish here today... This is my asking-for-good-thoughts-and-good-juju-face because I have ouchies. The other day I jumped up onto Mom's bed and the comforter slipped and I sorta slipped with it and I yelped really loud. It scared Mom, and myself as well. Mom came to pick me up and check me out to see what the problem was, but I was fine in her arms. As soon as she tried to set me down, on the bed or the floor, I would cry. Something was hurting.

So Mom called Aunt V and they took me to the Vet.
Hi Doc. My name is Swisher 'Wild Child' Sandoval. Don't take the nickname lightly.

So the Doc examined me. Checked my heartbeat, breathing, my teeth, my gums, my front legs, my hind legs, all four paws, and even took my temperature (You know how fun that was! Not!) Couldn't find anything wrong. He didn't feel any breaks, and I didn't whine or whimper or cry during the examination either. The Doc said because my adrenaline was high right now, I probably wasn't feeling the pain much. And it could possibly be a 'soft tissue injury'. He said he would prescribe me some anti-inflammatory and pain medication for later and hopefully that will help. And since we were behind on our shots, Mom suggested we do those now since we were here. But last time I got my shots, I had a bad reaction to it and my face swelled up and it turned red. So Doc said he could give me a Benadryl shot first. He took me to the back, and when we came back, he said I did very well. So Aunt V gave me some treats.

And some water, due to my breathing was being a little cray cray because I was all hyped up from this vet visit.

After about 5-10 minutes, I think the Benadryl started to kick in because I started to calm down and relax, and that also made me feel my ouchies a little more. I didn't wanna jump onto bench again or put too much pressure on my hind legs. Even sitting was a little uncomfortable.
 Where is this doctor at? Let's get these other shots over with.

The Dr came back and gave me 2 more shots, that I took like a champ! I guess it pays to have a little extra weight on, those shots barely hurt at all. Although the Dr did say I should go on a diet. But I say diet-shmiet. BOL.

And guess what? Aunt V works at a Vet Lab, and she has Oakley and I under her file, so she gets discounts on pet visits. Saved Mom some moolah. Thanks Aunt V!

Mom ended up taking the rest of the day off from work so she could make sure I reacted okay to the shots. We got home and Mom gave me medicine and took real good care of me. I was a little fussy at first. Was uncomfortable and sometimes a little whiny when my ouchies would hurt me. But after a while, and when my medicine started to kick it, I finally got some rest.

I have to take medicines for a few days. And hopefully whatever my ouchie is, will heal on its own. I know I'll be okay, but good thoughts are always appreciated. Oakley is bummed because we can't play or run around. So he's bored out of his mind. Wait until he hears Mom is planning on taking him to the Vet next week for his shots.
::half asleep:: My what?!

Lots of licks,

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

January Chewy Review

Hey Everyone,

Thanks for letting us introduce our friend Sophia. She really liked coming on here and saying Hi to all of you. We hope she comes back for some more fun posts. We let her have the lime light for a little, but we still needed to do our January Review for Chewy(link).

I'll sit and stand guard from here Swish, you dig in.

  Don't mind if I do.
Take a sniff Oak. I think you'll like what you smell.

 I pawsitively agree.

Ok can we open them now? Let's try these bad boys!

 They're scrumptious!

 I'm concentrating myself real hard for this half way sit position. Focus, focus...

Yes! The taste of sweet victory in my mouth!


We received an 8.8oz bag of the Science Diet Fruity Snacks(link). This particular bag was the Apple and Oatmeal recipe. Mom was happy we liked these treats because of the quality of products used in them. Science Diet uses all natural ingredients, with no corn, artificial flavors or colors. And that combo of ingredients make for a healthy and tasty snack for us. This size bag was priced online at $4.99, which we think is a great deal. Totally something in Mom's budget range. We hadn't tried Science Diet products yet, and so far we enjoy them.

The bag comes with perfect size treats for us medium sized dogs. There's plenty to share. And it comes with a resealable bag. Science Diet also has other flavor and assorted treats; such as Cranberry and Oatmeal treats, training treats, protein flavored Jerky Strips, and even veggie chips! Something for everybody.

Thank you Science Diet for the great product, and thank you Chewy for giving us another opportunity to give our opinion. 

Lots of satisfied licks,
Swisher and Oakley