Frontline Deal

First of all, let me just say that the people who told Riley she could be bad again soon were spot on…she decided she’d get all wound up last night.  She has gotten mildly obsessed with shaking her big rope toy in the backyard and sort of goes a little crazy to get out there and play with it.  She was doing one of her half-bark things last night and wouldn’t give up on it.  I really can’t complain though because she had been really good since Saturday and that’s definitely a stretch for her.

I went to pick up Riley’s Rimadyl (anti-inflammatory for her hips) today from the vet and picked up a six month supply of Frontline Plus too.  They were running a deal where you buy 6 doses, you get 1 free.  So that was about $20 I saved.  I can honestly say that although Frontline is a little pricey, it definitely works!  Riley has not had a single flea or tick on her since we’ve started using it when she was a puppy.  She has only ever had one tick in her life and that was like the second day I had her and she wasn’t on Frontline then.  What I also like about it is that it doesn’t really throw off the flow of bathing her on a regular basis.  I can usually bathe her about a day and a half or two days after I apply the Frontline.  You just have to wait for it to be completely dry.

See that extra (7th) dose sticking out of the top of the box?  Free!
Speaking of baths…Riley’s getting one this weekend.  I noticed that she smells like the great outdoors once again and she hasn’t had a bath in quite a while anyway.

The Well Wishes are Working

Riley still (unbelievably) has her pink bandage on her paw!  I can’t believe it has lasted this long.  We’re supposed to keep it on optimally until tomorrow night, but the vet said it could come off after a day as long as it wasn’t bleeding.  I’m going to make her leave it on until tomorrow night though because I don’t want another crime scene here…blood all over the floors and furniture…  🙂

I can tell Riley feels a lot better today.  She kept dropping a ball at my feet and she played with Chloe for a few minutes this morning.  She also played outside today shaking her rope toy, so her bandage is dirty…really dirty.  She’s started trying to lick it a little bit today but if I tell her “leave it” she stops.

I decided to wait to call the surgeon until her toe is a little bit better.  One thing at a time.  I’ll be gone out of town Friday and Saturday for my sister’s annual overnight birthday trip to Richmond, and my mom will be with us, so Riley will be staying home with her Grandpa and Chloe.

TRYING to rest…for 2 seconds.
I’m going to go there again…  Riley has “The Big D” (diarrhea) from her antibiotic.  The vet said to stop it for a few days and put her on a bland diet (chicken and rice…she’s going to LOVE it!!!) and see if the diarrhea stops.  I think she’ll be very depressed on Thursday when she can start back on her kibble.
Thank you everyone for the well wishes for Riley!!