Mom being the 'panic person' she is had me off to the VETS today to have my eye checked out. It turns out to be a teeny tiny scratch on the cornea. More than likely 'self' inflicted due to my allergies and my recent scratching like crazy around my nose. He did a stain test on my eye - put some yucky yellow drops in it to see if was deep and is actually already healed so nothing at all to worry about. The best part is we got to go to the park afterwards! Scrunching in all the leaves is soooo much fun!
Now the Wuzster (Denny) - is a different story. After being subjected to the dreaded B.A.T.H this past weekend Mom put on our flea and tick treatment. The Denny started acting quite strangely, he couldn't settle down and his feet kept jumping - like he was trying to shake something of the bottom of his foot and he looked really "worried and stressed" The little guy just wasn't his weird normal self - he was even weirder! Mom thought he was just upset about them moving all the 'junk' from the sunroom into the spare room. Denny HATES change and will bark like crazy even if the broom is not it's usual spot!!! But then she remembered he had the same reaction when she put the flea treatment on once before - she thought then it was just because he wasn't use to it - it was his first time and it probably felt funny.
Mom asked the vet today about it and it turns out Denny was having a neurological reaction to a chemical in the flea treatment. He was on Certifect which is a new treatment from Frontline. - PLEASE NOTE : The original Frontline DOES NOT HAVE this chemical in it. He said certain dog breeds such as Shelties, Collies and Shepard's - can have these neurological reactions and it can vary from just twitches like Denny had - to actual seizures.
Mom in all her wisdom has decided to keep us both on just Frontline now as she KNOWS that doesn't bother us. Thankfully the VET says there will be no long term issues with Denny - it is just a temporary thing when dogs have a reaction. He still SCARED the heck out of Mom when she heard it though and poor Denny has had to suffer through many additional cuddles this morning and much 'poor baby' cooing. Yep! the name Wuzster suits him perfectly! Mom has also learned that we will ONLY see our 'regular' vet now - it was his partner that suggested the Certifect for Denny and we won't be seeing him again!