Latest on Kenzie

Lately Kenzie has been improving. He’s active (notice the “action” in the picture) and started to eat better. We were very hopeful. Then on the first of the month (for you squirrels, this is August), We gave him his Heartgard heartworm treat. Normally Kenzie can hear the foil being pierced and will rush in from any point in the house to eat it. It was his favorite thing in the world and it only came once a month-on the first. The problems with Kenzie first started last month-he blew lunch (including the heartworm med). We didn’t think there was a connection. He didn’t eat much after that, but (of course), I ate like a Kyla (“eating like a horse” would understate the reality).

She cut up his Heartgard cube and mixed it with chicken so he’d eat well. He did, but about five minutes later, up it came. It was a good thing that he did it on the new tile-a couple of months earlier and it would have been carpeted. We have a call into Dr. Cohen, to tell him and ask what should be done about his heartworm exposure. He’s been eating OK (his new normal) since. He’s still thin.

Kyla update I am participating in the survey for genetic research for Scottish Terriers. Click on that link to go there directly or for more info see the Rocky Creek Scotties July 31 post. Thanks to Stuart for turning me on to this. It must be done soon-this is the week for Scottish Terriers. Other breeds will have their weeks. Chipmunk week is on the twelfth (of never). You take a quick survey and optionally ask for a kit to be mailed to you to take a DNA sample (just saliva). You can also upload a picture-I did because who wouldn’t want to see me?

UPDATE The Vet called. We’re going to give Kenzie the heartworm meds without the delivery cube. We’ll see how that goes. It’s unfortunate that Heartgard doesn’t make those samples of the delivery cube without the poison anymore. That might have pinpointed it. With his IBS, Kenzie’s intake of red meat has been limited to the heartworm med for a long time. We’ll see.

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14 comments on “Latest on Kenzie

  1. So….wait….what’s the further connection with Kenzie and the Heartguard??? Whassup with that??? Is there something in that med that’s making him not eat???? Sherlock-Scottie Holmes needs to do some digging here.

    Glad to hear he’s active!!!! You give him a big ‘ole Stuart rub for me, K? I mean, make it a manly hug and all. Nothing sissy. He needs a BIG ‘OLE Stuart rub. And a pat on the head.

    While I’m at it, here’s a big ‘ole Stuart pat on YOUR head my Kyla friend.

    ArooOOOO! Stuart

    • Stuart, you wrote this before the update-see the update. The head pat feels GOOD!

      • YIPPEE!!!! Just visited.

        It’s funny how things work. Or not. Well, not funny, but you know what I mean.

        Oh. If the world weren’t full of parasite and stuff that hurt us. That’s another topic…

        Hey Kenzie! Hang in there Buddy! Your peeps and Kyla will figure it out. THEN you can be as weight conscious as we are!!! Or not…

  2. Yea! so glad the guy is doing better, Hugs and Kisses for both of you
    Susie & Bites

  3. Maybe Kenzie remembered he got sick last month with that pill so he did not want it this month. I truly believe we dogs sometimes realize what will make us sick.
    I entered the survey also and am waiting for my DNA kit. Lee sent them my pictures with our pretty petunias. I told her like they would really care about those flowers.
    Sweet William The Scot

  4. Glad to hear Kenzie is improving… The dogtor will have to figure out the heart guard thing though…

    I tried to participate in the Scottie survey, but when I got to the end, it said I had to enter a US address… Bummer…

  5. We’re happy to hear Kenzie is improving. Maybe Kenzie will have to have the annual needle, or take some other heartworm tablet. We LOVE ours too. We take Guardian.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. We may have to go on another brand. I usually get the stuff Kenzie doesn’t want to eat (like Her recent experiment with fried sweet potatoes that Kenzie wouldn’t touch). I was told in NO uncertain terms that I can’t have the Heartgards that Kenzie isn’t using by doubling up. I ask you, is one a month fair?

  7. I’m glad to hear Kenzie is doing better. Poor guy has been through it. You sure look cute with your head in the bowl!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  8. Lots of doggie kisses to Kenzie, glad to hear he’s a little better

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