Blueberry's wound is infected. The vet cleaned it up and gave her some oral and topical antibiotics for the next 10 days. The vet seemed somewhat amused and surprised that Blueberry caught a wild bird and it managed to get a peck in - she said that would have been interesting to witness. (It's really too bad I don't have a video camera going outside for situations like this.)
I really love that vet and vet office. They were great with Blueberry, as always. She doesn't love being there, but she is pretty calm about everything she has to endure and she loves it when they shower her with treats.
One of the things I was concerned about was the drive to and from the vet office. It's about a 20-30 minute drive each way and it takes the a/c a while to cool down the vehicle and it is HOT out there. To keep B comfortable, I brought along her cooling mat as well as a towel I soaked in water. Both worked really well!
I also discussed anti-anxiety medication for B for the upcoming 4th of July holiday fireworks. We are going to try her out on Trazadone and see if that helps take the edge off. Despite trying some non-med things in the past, B's anxiety has actually increased. So, we'll see if it works. I will keep everyone posted.
|"Can we go yet?"|
|"I still think steak would be better to put on my wound than ointment."|
|"While the vet was examining my wound, a piece of scab fell off . So... I ate it. If you can't get steak, sometimes "beef jerky" is the next best thing."|
|"Hahahaha - beef jerky!"|