Category Archive:Vet


Back pain

May 10th, 2015 / / categories: Breed, injuries, Medication, Vet /

Aramis damaged his back again.
I put a hot pad to alleviate the pain but this time it was worse so we went to the vet.


The vet got two x ray done, and there were multiples pain spots.

He prescribed TRAMADOL HCI 50 mg ,

  • 1/2 tablet every 8-12 hours.


  • 1 tablet every 12 hours ( 2 per day ) for 2 days
  • 1 tablet once daily  for 3 days
  • 1/2 tablet once daily for 5 days


I grated an apple to mix with his meds taht I crushed into powder; he didn’t like it so I added some  dog dry food to it.I also tried sheep milk yogurt to mix with his meds he didn’t like either.

I will mix with banana as he likes it. Hopefully he won’t notice the meds.



cyst part 2

January 13th, 2015 / / categories: injuries, Medication, Photo, skin, Vet /

In a previous post I wrote about Aramis’ under skin lumps, small cyst that were there but which didn’t cause any problems.
I was petting him and I discovered some hairs sticking together with some bloody wound under it.
I thought he got wounded from the longboard riding straight at us but it wasn’t. We went to the vet to check this wound.
She trimmed all the hair and cleaned it up. She told me it was the cyst that broke. Aramis may have scratched it and it opened. It was full of dirty fluids.
She gave me an antibiotic : Cefpodoxime 100 mg. I have to give him 1/2 tablet for 10 days, once every 24h with food .

This is how it looks after the vet visit

I will post an update picture when it heals completely

She also told me he has 2 other ones which I knew about, they are smaller in size but if he scratches them, same thing will happen.She mentionned that I could have them removed if I wanted to.

I took couple months and now it is completely healed.



Eye injury

February 5th, 2014 / / categories: injuries, Medication, Vet /

They had a bad fight again for nothing.

Aramis ended up with a bad deep scratch on his left eye.


We went to the vet and he prescribed  an eye drop to make his pupil back to normal as it was stuck  and not dilating anymore; and an ointment.I put 1 drop per day for 2 days and it  dilated. I put ointment every 6 hours .


We went to recheck at the vet twice. His eye is almost back to normal in the sense that he still has some white part on his eye. The vet told me that it will take some time to cure by itself as blood vessels slowly came back.

I bought a very soft head cone for any injury. This one is much better that the plastic ones that the vet sells. This is the comfy cone by all four paws.