Saturday, December 19, 2009

New look

Here's Fritz' new look as of Thursday night. How'd you like his Elizabethan collar? Fetching, isn't it? Kidding aside, Fritz gave me a fright the other night when I got home from work and found his left eye red and swollen. He yelped when the area near his swollen eye was touched even so gently. I brought him to the Animal House and after the vet checked his eyes, temperature, got some blood for testing, the vet's assistant attached this collar. He didn't protest at first but when he started to bump into chairs and walls, he tried to pry himself out of the collar. Poor baby!

This collar really helps---since he is not able to scratch his eye, the swelling and redness subsided by Friday morning. The vet prescribed an ointment for his eyes that I apply twice a day, an antibiotic (because of his elevated WBC) and pain reliever. Today, he is back to his normal self except for this collar. The neighbors, especially the kids, are all fascinated at his new look.:p

18 comments:

Gattina said...

Poor baby, such a collar is a torture, I imagine I had to wear it and want to scratch myself, lol ! but it's good that the eye heals now.

Jane said...

Aww poor baby, I hope he gets better soon. How did he hurt his eye?

magiceye said...

hey fritz get well soon!
why dont you drop by at Pet Pride

cheers

bozo

the donG said...

hahaha... when i read the title of this post, i thought it's just the header that has a new look. then there... fritz with his cone of shame.

Misalyn said...

Poor cutey dog. ANyway it is for his on good naman. You can try washing his eyes with normal saline before applying the antibiotic eye ointment.

By the way, nice playlist sis.

maiylah said...

good to know that he's doing great. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So sorry Fritz has to wear a collar. Those collars are wonderful for helping dogs recover, aren't they?

docgelo said...

i just remembered seeing those collar at one of the scenes of the movie UP... i was so clueless that there's really the actual thing! lol... hello, i stumbled upon your blog on my usual hopping =)

Seiko said...

aw sad but it's good he's ok now. He looks adorable still with his collar hehehe

witsandnuts said...

Get well, Fritz.

Bengbeng said...

poor poor Fritz. How is he now? Hope he is well by the time u read my comment. The poor thing

luna miranda said...

@ Bengbeng, Fritz is OK--gave him a bath this morning, he loved it!:p but his collar stays for a few days more. thanks!

luna miranda said...

@ witsandnuts and Seiko, thank you.:p

luna miranda said...

hi, docgelo! i remember my friend's dog wearing this collar more than a decade ago...i think he was biting his tail so the vet got him a collar. Fritz seems to comfy with his collar now although he still bumps on things.:p

thanks for droppin' by.

luna miranda said...

@ Your EG Tour Guide, yup..it's really helping him. he would obsessively scratch his ears and eyes if not for this collar.

luna miranda said...

@ Misalyn, yes i do wash his eyes with distilled water before applying the ointment. likot nga e.:p glad you enjoy the playlist.

luna miranda said...

@ Maiylah, salamat!

@ donG, LOL cone of shame ka jan! he was very sensitive after he got the collar...he growled at my sister who was trying to take a photo of him. galit sya sa lahat--bawal mag-smile sa kanya (lol).

luna miranda said...

@ Gattina, LOL i don't wish this collar on anybody.:p

@ Jane, i guess his eye was itchy because of the infection.

@ magiceye, thank you! he is a lot better now.