Thursday, April 19, 2012
Years ago...growing up...we always had two german shepherds. We took them to the vet if they were injured or REALLY sick, but it was a rare occurrence. We also had them wear those flea collars...that were so popular back then. I'm not a thousand years old...I am in my early fifties!!
Anyway, I received a notice from the town that it was time to renew LadyBug's license...and in order to renew her license, I need to get her a rabies shot. So, I called the vet to make the appointment. Along with this request, the secretary informed me that it was also time for her annual visit...and her Distemper...AND her Heartworm Test...and her kennel cough vaccine. The cost of said vet visit will be a couple hundred dollars.
After I hung up the phone, the debate about vet care continued...with my husband. He simply does not understand why on earth we need to get ALL of these tests and vaccines done...when we never got them for our dogs "years ago".
I'm not a fan of applying chemicals to the girlz' skin. Bichons have a tendency to have a reaction to shots and topicals applied to their skin as they are sensitive. I have found an all natural treatment spray called RediCare that repels fleas and ticks...and even mosquitos!! The best part is that I can use it too!! It is a bit difficult to find, but I always order it from my friend, Jill, at Maryland Bichon Rescue because 100% of the purchase goes directly to the rescue!! I am allergic to everything under the sun, and this stuff is AWESOME. Seriously. I love it. The girlz are not particularly fond of the scent, but it is a clean scent and not overwhelming.
I am interested in your opinion. Please share your thoughts!!
Thanks so much!!
ps...Chloe and LadyBug will get their turn on the blog back tomorrow!! :)