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Yesterday was an annual exam day at the veterinarian for Typhoon, but will he follow doctor’s orders?
Bright and early yesterday morning, Typhoon had his vet appointment for his annual exam. The first order of business was his weigh-in and he passed with flying colors – 44.2 lbs (20 kg). Our goal has been to bulk him up to all of 45 pounds, so he is certainly within range. Thanks to our current combination of food for him, he is eating every meal – quite an accomplishment for a very picky eater.
Which brings us to . . .
Typhoon has a little tartar build up on his back molars. The rest of the herd regularly chews bully sticks to help clean their teeth, but Typhoon doesn’t like the taste of those. Sort of like the first treat he was given when he walked into the vet’s office – he spit it out on the floor. Notice the jar of liver treats in the picture – a treat he does like.
So we were discussing different things for him to chew and the vet wanted to try the dental chews. He was given one which he carried around quite proudly. However, not once – not a single time – did he bite down on it or chew at all. Yes, he carried it in the car on the way home, but it now sits on the kitchen counter without a single bite mark.
Sigh. We finally figured out the magic combination to get him to eat. Now we need to figure out the magic combination to get him to chew.
We are nearing the time for our very first update on the fundraising for Valentine’s Hearts for the Herd. Remember that you can participate by mailing a Valentine card to any member of the Herd (or Herd Annex) at Dog’s Name, c/o The Thundering Herd, PO Box 1835, Maggie Valley, NC 28751. If you want, you may also include a check made out to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation and we will see that they get 100% of your donation.
We will continue to feature an adoptable dog or cat from Sarge’s every day during the Valentine’s Hearts for the Herd. Today, we want to tell you about Chunky.
Chunky is a young Border Collie mix boy, about one year old. He is very smart, active, playful and will be a joy to train. He’ll do best with people who have time to spend on training, mental and physical activity, and knowledge of the breed would be a big bonus.
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