Dog UTI and The Day Before FHO

One full day left until I drop my pup off for surgery.  I am no longer as worried about the actual surgery as I am about the recovery.  I have found some resources online and gotten some advice from‘s forum.  I mean, I’ll still be a wreck all day on Friday, but things are starting to come together.  Some things I’ve read suggest that the stairs are going to be a problem for a couple months… That will be a problem.

To prep Bacio for surgery, I read that he needs to be on a high protein diet before and after the surgery.  Yesterday the dogs got tilapia and fresh spinach… Today I bought some stew meat and I have it simmering on the stove for them.

Yuki Wants the Attention Back

Unfortunately, I think Yuki has missed being in the spotlight with all the news on Bacio lately.  The other night she was sleeping soundly, but when she got up there was a bit of a wet spot.  Sometimes when she sleeps, she curls into a tight husky ball with her nose tucked under her tail.  When she wakes up condensation from her nose leaves dampness, but this spot was much too wet.  I called the vet and was told to drop off a urine sample to check if she has a UTI.

I woke up this morning to take Yuki out and awkwardly collect her sample. I usually I see maaaybe one other person on the walk… Today, the day that I have to get a container under my dog and catch her pee… There were four people right outside. Fun.  I still managed to catch her wee and close the container without getting any wee on myself. Win!

I’ll get her results tomorrow and an antibiotic if needed.  I also asked the receptionist if there was a note on my file renaming me the crazy lady that calls too much.  She laughed at me, and told me it was better to be safe rather than sorry… But, that wasn’t a “No”, so I’m still pretty sure its on there.

I’m going to take Bacio and Yuki to a park tomorrow. We’ll chill out, possibly quite literally since it’s January, and spend some quality time with Pre-Surgery Bacio.. (Hold it together Sam…)

Here’s a throwback pic of the fluffballs.

A puppy sleeping on a husky dog

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