First trip to the vet to be checked out and to introduce her went well
She's a good dog, good size, not overweight with no major problems.
She was digging at her ears and those were checked. She has a yeast infection; this is common with dogs who have long hair on hanging down ears. So I get to massage some medication into her ears twice a day. She likes that.
She also has allergies. This has triggered excessive weeping from the eyes and excessive grooming/biting at the pads of her paws. She gets a steriod pill twice a day to help the allergies. She doesn't
like that. We also picked up some new food for dogs with allergies. Not to worry! We didn't just get rid of the old food but are mixing it more and more with the allergy food so her stomach doesn't get upset.
The vet told us the flea collar was useless and could be harmful if she ever gets it off and chews on it. Out goes the flea collar. Her weekly baths will include medicated shampoo so she doesn't get fleas
So the meds, the check up, the shots and the wormer came to two hundred dollars and change, but the big things are still coming up.
It appears she never had her teeth done and three molars are absessing. That's $500.00 to fix.
The previous breeder owners kept breeding her with mastitis and she has a sizable lump around one nipple. It doesn't bother her; she's not scratching at it or licking it and does't yelp when it's manipulated. That will be a future surgery at $600.00.
It's good we can split these two things up to help with financing them, and Sugar will be getting both of these done. For now she's a happy, healthy little doggie that loves her new home!