Look Out Below

For those of you who read Owen’s blog (or are friends with me on Facebook), you may already know what this is about.

See, I brought Owen to the vet last weekend and we were informed that Owen’s, um…

… haven’t dropped. And odds are, they won’t.

Which means he’ll have to have surgery to remove them. Apparently if we leave them in there he could eventually develop cancerous tumors since there would be things in his abdomen that don’t belong. So… his snip & clip has turned into a much bigger process.

We haven’t scheduled it yet, but I’ll be sure to post the cone pictures when we do.

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  1. Aw poor Owen. I’m sorry I had to laugh at the pic though… I’m sure he’ll be just fine ;o) Maya had a cone for over a week, it was pretty nuts, and she was like 75 lbs! Keep us posted ;o)

  2. name withheld

    I think someone we both know *coughcraycough* just had this same problem corrected, like, last year. He said it was tough driving with the cone on, but otherwise wasn’t too big a deal.

    carry on. 🙂

  3. Awwww! Poor Owen. I hope he goes through with flying colors!

    I don’t know if you do alternative stuff. When I did, I got my vet’s jaw to drop open with how quickly Choo-Choo healed. If you give him Arnica Montana (melted in water) about an hour before you take him in, and Rescue Remedy the instant you drop him off, it will help with both the pain and the trauma of the surgery. When you pick him up, give him Rescue Remedy again, and then just put Arnica Montana in his water for the next week or so.

    *hugs to Owen!*

  4. allen parker


    Having had a similar experience many years ago, I would recommend lots of TLC, plenty of water, and a big steak every night for a month.

    Sorry Owen. STBY.

  5. robinaltman

    Awww… I knew that happens in humans, but I never thought of it happening in nice little doggies. That stinks.

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