These are the chronicles of two Shetland Sheepdogs and their adventures in rally-o, obedience, flyball, agility, tracking and therapy dog work.
Also including information on raw feeding, canine epilepsy, positive training, and lots and lots of Sheltie hair!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Visiting at Stensrud Lodge & A New Vet

This afternoon Gio made his monthly trip to Stensrud Lodge to visit some of his favorite people!

Agnes really loves the "puppy-doggies".

And the crowds upstairs in the common room always love to see Gio's tricks.

Right after our visit with Gio's friends, we had an appointment with a new vet to discuss some of our medication options. This vet was at least receptive of the recommendations that I had received from Dr. Dodds. She didn't seem overly thrilled about it, but agreed that we could try to thyroid meds to see if they help before going to Phenobarbital. That's all I wanted! Just someone to listen and consider other options. To be willing to give it a try, because I have spoken with other people that have had wonderful results with a combination of KBr and thyroid meds. If it doesn't work, we will have to go to a combination of KBr and Pheno. But we'll wait and see for a month or so and see what we can get out of this.


Bree/Reilly said...

I will have my paws crossed that it seems a lot of vets have that tenancy to believe only they know best and get quite out of sorts when you show you have some knowledge. But it is we that pay so we should have a say!!!

Samantha said...

I am just catching up with your blog. I hope the meds work for Gio. It is good that you have found a vet who will listen to you more than your old vet. It is a shame you had to move but you need a vet who will listen to your thoughts too.

Good luck with the meds.

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