There is an expession that goes “No good deed goes unpunished”.
This expression sprang to mind this last week as I decided that our lab needed her teeth cleaned, nails clipped and a general check up as she has many health issues in the past. Also I wanted her shots up to date as I think I saw a rat in the neighborhood and I wanted her to be protected.
I took our lab to our vets and decided I would also take our cockapoo who also needed his shots updated for the same reason.
As it turned they x-rayed her back quarters and she has grade 2 dysplasia out of a possibility of grade 5 which was good news. Also they now have a treatment other than surgery to correct this situation. Our lab has to have one shot a week of hyaluronic acid which helps to rebuild the cartilage in her joints.
Our cookapoo had his shots and had a very nasty reaction and by Saturday he had a temperature of 104 and was in a great deal of pain, was not eating and was not interested in walkies. This is the first time in the 20 years we have been here that one of our dogs had a negative reaction to their vaccinations. He has been back to the vet twice for anti-inflamatory, anti-biotic and pain shots and is now on a course of 4 more days of anti-inflamatory pills.
Our lab had her first intravenous shot this norming and peed on the leg of the vet but other than that all went well.
So what was to be a simple teeth cleaning and update of shots turned into a very expensive proposition but money is no object when it comes to the heath of our animals.
Our vets are Antonio and Hector Ladron located on Hidalgo #210 (on the carretera beside the yellow animal food store and shelter) in Riberas del Pilar, Chapala and they are open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The phone # is (376) 765-5940 and the emergency phone # is 333 122 7386.