I took Patrick to the vet today for a checkup and to make sure that he doesn’t have any kind of infection on his ears. We’ve been using a topical appetite stimulant (Mirataz) on his ears, and it’s been causing a lot of buildup. So, I wanted to make sure that this was normal.
The vet told me ahead of time that they would meet me at my car and bring Patrick to and from the vet, and that the appointment itself would be over the phone. I was a little hesitant about this, because I don’t like to let him out of my sight, but it worked out. A techinician got him out of the car, brought him in and out, talked to me over the phone during his appointment, and I paid for it over the phone as well.
The vet said that there is nothing to worry about with his ears and to clean off the residue with our usual ear cleaner. So everything is okay with Patrick. They also told me that there is a chance that they could be moving to emergent or urgent only care, which means that Maggie may be late on her last series of her puppy shots, which is in about a month. I might have to find a mobile vet to come to our house to do them if traditional vets can’t. It’s kind of frustrating that this might happen, but I understand that medical supplies are needed for more urgent cases right now (Covid-19 cases). I just feel sorry for little Maggie that she might not be able to experience the world right away as a puppy.
In addition, the parking lot was basically empty. It was quite eery. Usually when I go to our vet, the parking lot is mostly full and I have a hard time finding a parking spot. But, it definitely wasn’t today, and I got a spot right up front. There was a weird feeling in the air, too, as if life was kind of on hold for a lot of people.
I’ll keep writing on this blog about my experiences with the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully I can capture history on here. I recommend that we all start writing about our day to day experiences on our blogs, and start one if you don’t already have one.
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