BUBBA - 6 YEAR OLD MALE
STATUS: IN FOSTER CARE
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FOSTER UPDATE - January 16, 2022
Bubba's surgery to remove his bladder stones went well. Two weeks after the surgery, Bubba went to the vet to have the stitches removed. The incision healed nicely. During that time, Bubba wasn't at all bothered by the stitches - no licking or sniffing.
His bloodwork is normal and fecal test was negative for parasites. He did have some debris in his ear which the vet cleaned. We will check his ear regularly for a recurrence. He will need some dental work done so will be going back for another appointment at which time he will also get microchipped.
Bubba has been drinking lots of water and goes out about four times a day to relieve himself. He is eating Royal Canin Urinary SO to ensure the stones don't come back. Since they are cystine stones, the vet said the neutering would also help prevent a recurrence.
Bubba loves his walks. He got a coat from a donation to Pugalug so he can go for a longer walk now. He does pull on his leash so we’re going to try to work on that. He sniffs everywhere. After he does his tinkle, he usually back scratches at the dirt quite hard. Sometimes he will let out a little growl while doing that.
He gets along fine with the three resident dogs. However, he does occasionally bark at a dog on the other side of the street. I've kept him from getting too close to other dogs as he can be challenging, going up close and giving them a hard stare. It may be just a phase in adjusting to his new circumstances. We will continue to monitor his behaviour. He barks at the occasional noise outside the door or out in the street if I have the window open.
At 35 lbs, Bubba is a big dog compared to the resident pugs. He likes to sit right beside me on the couch, resting his big head on my thigh. When he wants to stretch out, he goes on to the big bed. The dog beds aren't big enough for him. He appears to be settling into the routine of his foster home. He wakes up with me and is ready to go out to do his business. He waits patiently for his food or treats. And he greets people he meets with a wagging tail.
INTRODUCTION - January 7, 2022
Meet Bubba, a nice 6 year old puggle, who came to us from an emergency clinic over Christmas where he was taken with a severely obstructed bladder. Pugalug agreed that he should have his bladder stones surgically removed (cystotomy) and be neutered at the same time. On Wednesday he will be going to the regular clinic for a full check up and a rabies shot. In the meantime, he is recovering well and happily in foster care. We will update once we know more.