Now what you ask.........
well Molly continues to be a joy, BUT.........would you believe she has allergies!! I know what you're saying, she'll fit right in, in this house. She started chewing her paws when we brought her home on Saturday, Maxine our black lab did the same thing and was allergic to ragweed. Now ragweed allergies don't normally start until August 15th, so not sure what is going on with Molly.
So I take her to the vet on Tuesday for a meet and greet, and to get some allergy pills. He's not sure what is going on with her eating her paws, but gave me the pills. The problem with these pills though is that for four days she is on a high dosage, which makes her pee like a trooper. That brings me to another issue, Molly cannot go through the night without being let out for a pee and a poop!!!
I swear it's like having a baby in the house. Plus she tends to chew her paws through the night, and as she is sleeping in our bedroom, both me and dh are walking around bleary eyed...LOL Also as Molly sticks to us like glue, there will be no way she will sleep anywhere else.
So of course the vet says we need to check her for heartworm, and I should make sure she doesn't get fleas, so she should take Advantage for that. Here is a breakdown of the bill:
Office Visit - $55
60 Allergy Pills - $40.80
Heartworm test - $32
Advantage Medication - $94.72
GST (tax) $11.13
For a total of $233.65
I need to research this more for next year, as I am sure I can get the Heartworm/Flea control medication cheaper, and I used to give Maxine Benadryl for her allergies, but she was 100lbs in weight, and as Molly is less than 40lbs I don't know if I can give her Benadryl?
Also there is a cat wandering around outside. I have seen it on our property a couple of times now. It spends a lot of time wandering around the raspberry patch. What should I do to encourage it to hang about our place? I don't want to have a cat in the house, but don't mind having one outside. Also as it is freezing cold in winter here what happens to them in winter?