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Here piggy piggy piggy

Monday, June 21st, 2010

pigs on paradeAt our UC Davis appointment last Friday, both girls had another set of labs done on their liver.  We should have results today with a plan going forward.  More on that when it is available…

The interesting thing we did come away with is a weight update.  I think the last time I posted on their growth ( they were around 20 and 21lbs.

Now…  Abby is 22.4lbs and Piggy Zoey is 24.6

Time for more exercise, for everyone…

Happy Pills

Friday, June 18th, 2010

az prozacI feel so bad for Miss Abby.  She suffers from fear/anxiety aggression which makes her on edge virtually ALL the time.  We had her on a low dose of Prozac, which was helping.  When we first started her on the meds, I did not notice much of a difference.  She seemed like the same pup, just less tense. 

A few weeks ago we found that both pup’s liver values were high.  We go back to UC Davis today for another liver test to see if there are bigger issues.  One thing we had to do was take Abby off her Happy Pill.  This will give the vet a true representation of her liver health. 

I can’t tell you how anxious I am to get her back on her meds.  I may bring one in my pocket and give it to her as soon as they pull the blood draw.  She has been a wreck since getting off the prozac.  She is scared and aggressive again, which is causing the fights between the girls.  It feels like we have undone all the progress we were making in curbing their fighting.  Needless to say, I certainly did not realize how well the meds were working until we stopped them!

So today we load the pups in the car for the 90 minute drive to see their behaviorist.  Hopefully we get good news on the liver values.  Then we can get back on track with their training, with the aid of a little happy pill.