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Exciting Day

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by Elei, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Elei

    Elei Forums Enthusiast

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    Ok, it wasn’t really that exciting.. But yesterday was the first day since the pandemic started that I was able to go into the vet clinic with Kip. I’m so happy!! Kip got to wait with me instead of alone and terrified, and I was able to be there The whole time through his exam. Although Kip wasn’t thrilled, he wasn’t shaking and afraid like he was when I wasn’t allowed in.

    I sure hope it stays this way, and dropping him off at the door will be a thing of the past. Covid cases are rising here again:(
     
  2. Sharon7

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    Rising here too, Elei! We were one of the first ones to go in, end of June Elijah had his yearly exam due, and they said "Do you want to come in?" YES!!!! It was awesome to see my vet in person. She told us something funny though, she said some of the dogs that they dreaded seeing without their owners, because they are basket/nut cases at the vet, were actually MUCH better behaved without their owners! They were feeding off the owner's anxiety, no doubt. Not that this was the case for Kip and you, but I thought it was amusing. And having been a hospital nurse I can tell you it works the same with people sometimes.

    Anyway, so glad you could go in with him. Any updates on getting Kip's brother?
     
  3. Elei

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    Sorry to hear covid is rising in your area too. Ugh, I want to scream!!

    It was so nice to talk to the vet face to face again! Sadly, Kip’s main vet moved away, and then our other vet passed away recently, so this was actually a vet that I don’t know very well. But Kip seemed fine with her, and he was happy to see some of the clinic staff that he knows.

    There’s a chance that I could get Kip’s brother as early as August. But, flights are still getting canceled and covid restrictions are not making planning easy.
     
  4. Piper's mom

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    That’s wonderful Elei…I’m sure Kip was reassured having you with him!
    Our cases are dropping and the number immunized are going up (over 50% with 2 doses) but we entered the 3rd wave late and restrictions are just opening up so vets still aren’t allowing us in. We will however have sports events for fully vaccinated folks and movie theatres again! Haven’t been open for over a year!
     
  5. Darren

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    Glad you can go in with Kip now, it really makes a huge difference. I've had nothing but trouble while Monty had to be seen without me.
    I hope Covid doesn't delay you getting Kips brother. Covid cases are rising very fast here but we've just removed ALL restrictions throughout the whole country......
     
  6. Elei

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    Well, I’ve been waiting since September 2020, so covid has definitely delayed things.. Unfortunately he probably has to fly through Japan to get home, and Japan has extreme covid restrictions .


    Yay! We also have movie theaters and sport events opening up. First agility trial is on schedule for November! Fingers crossed!!! I believe the statewide vaccination rate is 59% (fully vaccinated) and 70% have one dose.
     
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  7. Sandy in CT

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    I've been able to go in with one vet that I saw when Brodie saw Ann's chiropractor and I was happy to do that. For my regular vet, they are still doing the stay in the car thing, but the vet comes out and I do love both vets and their holistic tech. I've sort of liked it. Brodie and Deacon don't associate me with any of the stuff that goes on at the vet and I still get my 'chatty patty' time with them. My regular vet is still maintaining this as one vet just had a baby. It also makes visits more efficient, I think. They are scheduling for those dogs, time with those owners. I haven't had long waits, I get my due time. The boys come back to the car, they get treats and are happy to see me. It was harder when Brodie was injured, but they accommodated my anxiety and I think spent more time with me.
     
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  8. Elei

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    I hope you’re able to go in with Monty soon! It’s horrible isn’t it? One time Kip was trying to jump out the window to get to me, and fell off a bench (in the waiting room). I was afraid he was going to get hurt just waiting for the vet... After that experience I hated sending him without me soooo much.

    I understand completely that it’s still a necessity in many areas to do drop off vet visits, but I think with the current covid situation in Hawaii it’s reasonably safe to go into the clinic with your dog. Of course I was wearing a mask as was everyone else (Hawaii still has indoor mask mandate).
     
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  9. Shelby's mom

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    Yeah!!!! I also got to go into out vet today with Shelby for the 1st time. Our COVID cases are rising as well, so I hope we don’t see the restrictions return.
     
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  10. Jess041

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    Hmm I wonder if my vet is still doing curbside or allowing owners to go in with them now. Missy has gone in twice now without me. Both for annual check up/heartworm test and such. I think both times were harder for me than for her. She does NOT have separation anxiety whatsoever. Last time the vet tech started walking away with her and Missy hesitated a little but ended up going with her fine. But then later the vet herself escorted Missy out and I freaked out thinking something was terribly wrong because I had them check a couple lipomas. To my horror, she showed me that Missy had a cracked molar. Not bad enough that she needed to have it removed, but something to watch. I'm not sure if it would have been better if I had been there during the exam when she discovered it or not.
     
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