Doggie issues

Last Saturday, the family dog, Eddie, welcomed our neighbors home from their vacation.

Eddie likes our neighbors; our neighbors like Eddie. Our neighbor’s dog doesn’t like Eddie. She considers him to be a rat to be killed. Although Eddie tries to avoid her, and we try not to have both dogs out at the same time, Eddie didn’t see her coming until she poked a hole in his throat.

Coming home from the emergency vet in Topeka, he looked like this:

Needless to say, he was hurting and a bit lethargic. By Sunday evening, he had enough energy to claim a spot on the couch.

On Monday, he had a follow-up appointment with the vet that performed the surgery. She took out the drains and replaced the bandages. The next post-op visit is Thursday.

As of now, he does not have to wear a “cone of shame,” as he has not tried to take off his neck wrap. That could change after the bandages come off. He’s also doing short walks with a leash – we’re now using a harness instead of a collar.

(the green bandage on his leg was where the vet apparently put in an IV. It came off when we got home)

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