Over last weekend, Hera was showing signs that her right ear was bothering her. On Tuesday, I called and made an appointment for the vet. Overnight, I guess it got worse and her ear was really bothering her and I could smell it so I called and changed my appointment for Wednesday afternoon.
So, off we go, just Hera and I to the vet – in Calgary. Long story there, but basically, it took me a long time to find a vet that I really liked in Calgary and now that I have found one, I am going to keep going there. Typically, it is for yearly check-ups. In fact, this is the first time in the time that I have had dogs that I have had one sick.
Blondie and Twix were none too impressed that I was taking Hera somewhere and not taking them along. I arranged for Crowsnest Pet Care to come over and let them out and feed them though, so they would have enjoyed that.
The drive to Calgary was great – dry and clear roads all the way, until we actually reached Calgary that is. It was clear and mild in the Pass, it was overcast and cool with snow flurries in Calgary – figures. Glenmore Trail at rush hour is lots of fun to drive on, throw in a little bit of snow and everyone forgets how to drive.
We arrived on time, good thing I gave myself a 3-hour window. We got right in to see the vet, not Hera’s regular vet but one of the other vets in the clinic. She definitely has an ear infection and the vet cleaned out some awful looking black goop from her ear. Yuck. Luckily, it didn’t smell bad at least but it was gross looking…
She’s going to take some ear drops for the next 10 days or so, we are scheduled to re-visit next Friday for a follow-up. They also gave her some steroids and one of the possible (although not likely side-effects) was needing to pee a lot. Well, Hera couldn’t hold it last night and peed in various places in the house – not fun having to clean that up in the middle of the night… I just pat her head and gave her a hug, I know it’s not her fault and if a dog can look embarrassed, Hera did.
She’s not bothering her ear so much today which is a good sign. Hopefully it will clear up soon.