Just another manic Monday

3/29/2010 11:10:00 AM Ashley 6 Comments

This morning started with a trip to the vet. This was actually a scheduled visit for vaccination updates and a heart worm test.

Emmett is always game for a car ride...as long as it's not to the place that took his manhood away. Upon seeing the vet he promptly started shivering and throwing around puppy dog eyes.

Well played Emmett, well played.

If only it had worked. Three needles and a negative heart worm test later we got talking about his bum hips.

We really hated the Deramaxx that they gave us. They never told us about the major side effects and we sucked it up for not asking about it more. We gave him a half a pill and did not like what we saw so we promptly stopped. Being obsessive pet parents we did some research and discovered this "miracle" drug called Adequan.

Simple terms...it's a shot into the joint that helps relieve pain as well as repairing cartilage. There are no major side effects unless you are giving your dog 10 times the normal amount for longer than advised. If it works...it works amazingly. If it doesn't, there isn't any harm to your pet. You have to give injections frequently (six) every three days and then it goes to once a month.

That meant Emmett left with a forth shot today. And instead of coming back every three days, the vet showed us how to inject it ourselves.

That means I am going to have to deal with needles.


We must love him a lot.

At this point he is pretty doofy with all of the drugs and it sleeping in my lap as punishment for taking him to that place that shall not be named...

Side eye from the disgruntled "laptop".

He is done with my annoying picture taking.

Hopefully after a good nap, some treats and belly rubs he will forget about the torture that we put him through...until three days from now when mommy has a major freak out over having to deal with needles.



  1. Poor guy! Hopefully he gets to feeling better!

  2. He is the most adorable dog ever. I hope he gets feeling better soon! How old is he?

  3. Thanks! We're really hoping this Adequan is going to not only stop the pain but help fix the problem. We were actually really shocked that this happened because he's only 3 1/2 years old. He was just born with less than stealer hips.

  4. poor pup. i give doggy shots all the time. if you have any questions you can message me on fb. good luck!

  5. I'm so sorry you have to go through this! Our dog lived a long full life but was definitely in a lot of pain for the last few years of her life. It can be very difficult to deal with.

  6. Rebecca: Thank you so much! I may have to take you up on that. Of course they made it look easy, but they give shots every day!

    Deconstruction: I'm glad your dog lived a full life. It's absolutely awful to watch your pet be in pain. So far it's just caused by him jumping and not walking, but we're doing everything we can to help prevent further damage.