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Hobie eating food with cone

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Hobie has been licking and biting his left leg a little bit, so we decided to put a cone on him. We weren't quite sure how he was going to eat with it on, so we decided to videotape it for your enjoyment.

He's getting a haircut tomorrow, so we'll see if he's still licking then.

Yummy for my tummy

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We passed by Barry for Pets when Gladys decided that Hobie needed a treat.

We got him a hide bone, and after some initial hesitation, he seemed quite satisfied with it.

Hobie chews on a hide bone

Chicken broth ice-cubes

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Sometimes it gets a little warm in our apartment, and it's important to make sure that Hobie stays comfortable. One great-tasting treat that's easy (and cheap) to make is chicken broth ice-cubes.

We just pour some low-sodium chicken broth in an ice cube tray, and after a few hours they are hard enough to be fun chew. They don't get quite as hard as icecubes, but judging from Hobie's expression, they taste really really good.

Chicken broth ice cube

Someone should probably tell Hobie that it's not polite to chew with his mouth open.


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Hobie doesn't always finish his food in the morning. I think he is a little worried that we are going to bail on him. After all, we did try to sneak out a couple of times while he was eating. It's been a long time since we did that, though, but he's still a little skittish.

Well, this morning I decided to add a couple of pieces of zucchini to his food. There was a couple of small bites from the end, and one bite from the very top of the zucchini. After he got permission to eat he dove straight for the zucchini pieces, and the first one up was the top. He chewed on it, then spit it out to smell it a little bit. Then it went back into his mouth, and back out again. This kept going for a few times, until he finally gave up, and went for a regular piece of zucchini. The regular piece went straight down.

I guess all zucchini parts aren't made equal, not even if you're a dog.

Clamavox = sick Hobie

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Hobie had a growth with what looked like puss on one of his legs, so we took him to the vet. The vet opened it up, and hoped it would drain. Hobie also got Clamavox, an antibiotic.

(This happened after he started limping shortly after Thanksgiving. The limping stopped, but he got a growth.)

Well, after two days, Hobie refused to eat, and started vomitting. One day we got back from work, there were little puddles of vommit 4-5 places around the apartment. All on carpet, of course. Hobie didn't eat at all for three days.

We switched him to a different antibiotic, Zenequin, and that was much better.

The growth didn't go away, so we took Hobie to a different vet. After no change for about a week, the vet decided to probe it surgically.

Hobie was under general anasthesia, so we thought he might be a little doozy when picking him up. No suck luck - he was his usual spinny self.

The vet said he found a partial foxtail in there.

Nevertheless, it appears that he is doing well. His leg doesn't hurt, and he's still very active.

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