Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Holy Cow!

S and I took Diva to the vet today for her first "official" visit.
We have had this little puppy for 2 weeks and in that time her weight has increased from 10 lbs. to 13.9 lbs!

That's a 39% weight increase in TWO weeks! Can you imagine if your weight increased 39% in two weeks???? Holy guacamole.

The vet gave her some shots and told me that the vaccinations might make her lethargic for the remainder of the day (I asked if he could guarantee that, and he looked at me funny....). :-)
He also said Diva has some sort of intestinal parasite (I forget which one) which is common. He gave her the medication to de-worm her and announced that we would see some "worms that resemble spaghetti" in her poo over the next few days.

Boy oh boy. How THRILLED I am by that development. (Let's hope THAT pile of poo happens outdoors.)

I'm happy though, that we have a healthy pupster. :-)

7 comments:

suz said...

I feel like I gained 40% of my body weight recently.
Glad she is doing well. Cocoa came to us with some sort of parasite too. Bonus....did not even have to pay for the extra "pets".
Nasty...

lizziebelle said...

omg...your playlist.....

Deron Arnold said...

Oooh boy! That's probably the reason why my wife doesn't let us get a dog.

I just can't stand parasitic worms. When we get them in the lab for identification it just grosses me out.

I can deal with a lot of ickiness--but worms rank right up there with the worst.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Parasites are horrifying. Hubster was watching something on TV recently about "World's Scariest Parasites" or something silly like that... it was one of those shows that I couldn't quite turn away from.... anyway, the SCARIEST parasite - by FAR - was "loa loa". Look it up on Google. The picture of the part of your body it lives in will horrify you. Seriously.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I'm going to have to put up a picture of the Loa Loa so everyone can share in the HORROR.

LOL.

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Smileygirl said...

I remember when Wrigs was growing so fast like that. Our vet told us that the more they sleep the faster they grow, so keep her up all night long! Also I read or heard somewhere that their growth spurts can be painful. Wrigs went through that when he'd be resting, but still awake he would moan from time to time and I'd be like WTF but it was just his bones were sore from growing so fast. Poor little babies! Maybe you can do some doggie massage for her sudden growth spurts!