In one of Cobars first major outings from his illness we took him to the Dog Easter Egg hunt dressed as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. He was a bit barky when we first got there but he settled down and had had a lot of fun. We didn’t win any prizes in the easter egg hunt this year. Too many of peoples human children were grabbing the eggs, not the dogs. Cobar managed to grab about a half dozen eggs though, he loves doing it. After the egg hunt there was an hour wait for the fashion show so we took a walk around the park. This was his first walk since a brief moment at the beginning of March when he was feeling good. He managed to place 3rd in the small dogs, which we were confused a bit as he’s not a small dog (over 30lbs). The toy he got he loves very much and he’s playing with more of his toys as we let him access to them. His barking was my biggest concern and so far the day after he’s doing well and appears normal and still has a normal voice.
It has been a few weeks since my last update on our dog Cobar. The blood transfusion was like getting a new dog. I am still amazing that just the blood transfusion made him that better, all in about 24 hours. It was difficult to keep him from not barking, but certain things alinged to help out. Mainly bad weather kept door to door salesmen from coming around, which is the biggest thing that makes him bark a lot. We were able to keep any other barking to a minimum. It is now almost three weeks since the blood transfusion. He’s transistioned from prescription diet canned food, to very low fat dry food that is soaked in water and then given to him in a soupy mixture. I think this change in diet has helped quite a bit. And we may have narrowed in on some past issues with constipation he has had. He’ll be going to his normal vet for a check up tonight. I don’t think he’s completely recovered from this ordeal, but he’s definately improving day to day.