Taking a Detour on the Road to Sidecardog-hood

Taking a Detour on the Road to Sidecardog-hood

sidecar lilo dogWe’ve had a setback on the Lilo Sidecar Dog front. During her first vet visit after adopting her, we discovered that she has heartworm.

All told, the treatment for heartworm takes months. During the course, Lilo has to go through a total of 3 injections that kill off the worms which then have to dissolve in the bloodstream. (Don’t google it if you’re easily grossed out). It is important to keep her relaxed and inactive during the recovery weeks following the injections until her bloodwork is all clear.

This is the point in the conversation where I could start going bananas about how some people can be shitbags and don’t care for their animals but – I won’t. Instead I’ll just be thankful that she became a part of our family and that we have the means to care for her. All in all it’s our good fortune.

As she takes it easy and sleeps on the couch (and my maps) we’re practicing wearing the doggles that Tio Rascon (Ed) sent and looking forward to the future. More than anything I just want my sweet doggo to be well.

lilo in her doggles

If you’re interested in sidecar dogs, there is of course Ara and Spirit at The Oasis of My Soul who can help you get your fix. Just last week the Instagram blog featured a post about #sidecardogs. You might wanna give that a look-see!

And don’t forget the preventative heartworm meds for your pup!

2 Replies to “Taking a Detour on the Road to Sidecardog-hood”

  1. LILO is lucky to have found you. Getting her used to the goggles now is a great idea. HW treatment is dangerous and expensive, and an awful lot of dogs that end up in rescue are HW+. I could also rant, but won’t. On another note, check out my friend Peter’s site: http://travelswithbarley.com.

  2. Best wishes to Lilo for a speedy and successful recovery.

    Oh, and I can see it now… Doggles: The Calendar
    I think you’ve got the pic for Ms. July 2015 right there.

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