Winston Update

Well, I was going to post a funny photo of Winston, but again, blogger is being a manpon, so no picture tonight.

Winston started blowing more bloody snots out of his nose when we got to the vet, making me EXTREMELY worried. We discussed everything that has happened, and she said that without using a scope, which is a rather expensive procedure, that she couldn’t be sure. She noticed that the snots were only coming out of the right nostril, so it’s nothing like cancer.

She suggested that most likely he still has an irritated throat and a little stuffy nose. He might have a piece of carbaord stuck in his nose, and that could also be what’s irritating him as well. He’s also probably not eating because he’s having trouble breathing, so eating is more of a struggle.

We’re going to try antibiotics for 14 days to see if he perks up. The vet also suggested that he might not be eating because we switched his food right around the time that he barfed up the chocolate, so he might be associating the food with bad times. I’m sure we all have a food like that!

HOPEFULLY he doesn’t need to have a scope put down his nasal passage.

He’s in pretty good spirits though. He met a boston terrier/bulldog cross, which was a really good looking dog! He also had a little play session with a terrier, so he was in a good mood.

On a bad note, Winston is officially a porker. The vet said he’s 22 pounds and he should probably be around 18. Winston is going on a diet! What a bad few weeks for him! I even cut back his food twice and he’s still a little pudgy! It’s like he absorbs fat from the air!

So now I have to go out and buy new food all over again (AGH!), give him antibiotics, not exercise him too much (because of his airway), but make sure not to overfeed him. What’s a mother to do?!

I really want him to feel better though, and I’d do basically anything for him, so hopefully in a few weeks he’s at 100%!

3 Responses to “Winston Update”


  1. 1 Ultra Toast Mosha God January 30, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    A mate had a fat Labrador.

    He just cut back the food and doubled the exercise. Problem solved.

  2. 2 Manda Girl January 30, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Oh man – I’m so glad that it isn’t anything too serious – but still tough not knowing “exactly” what it could be.

    That’s some crappy stuff going on – but Winston’s lucky to have such a good momma! What food are you putting him on now? Good golly hey – just when you think you have it figured out.

    Hugs to you my friend!

  3. 3 Kara January 31, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Kritter is 28 pounds! The vet’s never said anything about his weight, so I guess he’s ok. He still has a waist and everything.
    We hope Winston’s irritation clears by itself!


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