I believe the answer to that question is . . yes, it can!
Speck went to the vet on Sunday or Monday as an emergency visit when they were closed . . not cheap! He went back on Tuesday for a nail trim. That was inexpensive. Today we saw a different vet. He was very thorough and I think we made the right choice switching to him. He’s doing some kind of laser treatment on Speck’s back and shoulder. He was such a nice, nice guy! He told us the price, which wasn’t cheap, and he said “Since there’s no guarantee, we’ll do six treatments and if you don’t think it has helped, I’ll give you your money back!” I told Vince . . I could tell him right then it wasn’t going to help . . just do the treatments and don’t charge me anything! 🙂
Seriously, we wouldn’t do that. If it helps at all, we’re happy to pay the money. Who needs to retire anyway? The vet in MO was real apprehensive about putting Speck to sleep for his dental so he hasn’t had his teeth cleaned in a couple of years. I know he had it done twice when we were there but it must’ve been after he was so sick that the vet didn’t want to put him to sleep any more. When he barks, all the smell good that Bath & Body Works has to offer isn’t enough! I asked the vet about cleaning his teeth and he looked and said he has a real bad infection so wants him to be on antibiotics for 2 weeks, then he’ll look at his gums again and see if it’s ok to clean his teeth at that time.
So, for the next few weeks, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Speck and I will drive 20 miles each way to town to have his laser treatment. In MO, it was 2-1/2 miles to Wal-Mart, 1/2 mile to the grocery store, 2-1/2 miles to the vet. Here, it’s 20 – 25 miles to anywhere. I’m not adjusting well. Vince said “All you do is moan and complain. (Bet you hadn’t noticed!) If you don’t stop griping about the place, you’re never going to like it here.” I said “OK, can I just leave now?”
Time to go upstairs and
moan and complain knit.