Sunday, February 17, 2013

Double the Trouble

My sweet not-so-little Pomeranian named Nittany
had two shots at his check up on Friday morning. 
Afterwards he started throwing up 
and by dinnertime his face was getting puffy. 

We made our way back to the veterinarian 
for an ER visit where he received shots of Benadryl and Prednisone
for an allergic reaction to the morning's shots.  
Pretty quickly, his symptoms subsided 
and life returned to normal.

At 12:30am my teenage son woke me up and said, 
"Something is wrong with Nittany." 
The poor thing was beside himself. 
He kept scratching, shaking his head 
and couldn't sit still. 

What would have been really nice 
is if I could have spoken to MY vet 
and asked about giving him OTC Benadryl. 

But noooo.   My vet doesn't have 24 hr emergency phone coverage????
So we had to take him to a 24 hr Animal ER Hospital,
 pay for ANOTHER check up and another Benadryl shot.  
This time we were also sent home with 
OTC Benadryl instructions and steroid pills. 

So yes, I could have just given him OTC Benadryl 
instead of rushing off to another ER visit. 
Now I am looking for a veterinarian 
that has ER 24 hour phone coverage too.

And I kind of decided,
I'll stop thinking about adopting a little friend for Nittany.
I don't think I could handle double the trouble.

Sweet Shot Tuesday


GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh gosh, I wonder what was in the shot that he was allergic to? Scary. Glad he's OK now.

Wayne said...

I'm glad everything worked out. Ironic you mention double-trouble, my wife has been hinting she wants a second dog.

Anonymous said...

We learned the hard way that you can give dogs OTC Benedryl at half the adult dose. I love having two dogs!!

Fran said...

I had a similar experience with a cat but fortunately the first emergency visit took care of it. Hope your little guy is OK now. Cute name.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet little doggie! I pet sit for my daughter's two mini dachshunds and one is allergic to bee stings. Of course we found out the hard way, exactly like you, that we could have given her OTC Benadryl. What we do for our fur babies! xx

Unknown said...

what a little cutie. glad you had a good out come and all is well. maybe later on you can think of another play mate for Nittany.