I swear, I have never had a dog with so many problems. Ruby has been a regular at the vet pretty much from the time we got her. We had her for two weeks and was almost perfect with house training and then was continually having accidents….to the vet she went. She had a urinary tract infection.
Ruby has put us through a lot of worry and expense….She had her spay and two surgeries besides that. One was for when a 3″ section of her intestine was removed and then the intestine was stitched back together. Another was for when they thought it had happened again.
We also had her to the vet for stitches….
Then this winter we had the whole issue with her thyroid and the issues that came with that….
Now, she’s having accidents again. On Easter Sunday she had two accidents by the door and in the middle of Easter meal, she peed on Kalissa foot. Well back to the vet. We got an urine sample. I thought it would be UTI…but it wasn’t. It’s never that simple with Ruby. It turns out she has crystals in her urine.
For that….we have to change her dog food….test again in a month. Oh my Ruby.
So here she is…showing off her food.
I haven’t gotten the bill yet so I have no idea how much this round is…I don’t really care. She’s worth whatever the cost, but honestly….she’s been an expensive pup. I grew up with farm dogs that got a rabies shot when the vet was out and that’s it. I don’t EVER remember any of our dogs going to the vet…EVER..and we always had a couple dogs.
Hubby is kind of a tough guy and every time I tell him how much the vet bill was he always says, “Well it’s cheaper than another dog and we like this one.” As long as Ruby isn’t suffering…I’ll keep paying the vet bills.