Mommy #2 first took me to the VET a couple of weeks ago to have the bump looked at. The dogter put me on antibiotics for a week to see of maybe it was an infection. Well, that decidedly didn't work. The above picture was after a full week of pills and antibiotic salve treatments. So back to the vet we went. This time the dogter suggested surgery as an option - although continued topical treatment was still an option as well.
My Mommys are very very careful with my health. They LEFT the previous vet office when the dogter seemed to not know too much about PUGS. And I didn't like the dogter too much which lessened Mommy #1 and #2's confidence in that office. So when they found this vet - JUST down the street in the OTHER direction - they knew what to look for in a dogter. When they walked into the office, they saw plastered all over the walls and shelves . . . PUGS! Portraits, stuffies, books, and so on. And when Mommy #2 asked if they treated PUGS, the receptionist said OF COURSE! We have several pugs as regulars!
When I finally saw the dogter (there are two, father and son, and I have seen them both) I really LIKED HIM A LOT!
Fast forward to Saturday. Mommy dropped me off at 9 am. She was a little nervous - as was I. While I was under, the dogter called to report I was doing well, the bump was removed and would they like a dental since I was already under. So Mommy said yes as I was overdue. Sadly, I lost 5 front teeth during the cleaning. They were not in good shape and I totally blame ME! I would NEVER let Mommy brush those teeths no matter how hard she tried. The rest of my teeth, luckily, are in good shape.
They called Mommy about 2 pm to come and get me!!! I was sooooooooo groggy. Can you tell?
I am pretty much back to normal now - appetite back, fiesty-ness back. I have to keep the cone on for TWO WEEKS until the stitches come out. The vet's office does not want me rubbing my snout. It does itch, I gotta admit. Mommy says that is because it is healing.
Oh yeah, I am back on the D-I-E-T, by the way. The dogter said that although I LOST weight, I was still a little heavy for my very petite trachea. So to prevent problems down the road, he wants me SKINNY!!!! I gotta lose TWO MORE POUNDS! Mommy says no problem.