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The Boys Visit the Veterinarian

It's that time of year when the boys need their shots so we make a quick trip to the vet.

Bruiser had been having some trouble with his ear - scratching it, repeatedly licking his paw and shaking his head - so I asked the vet to look at it. It turns out he has another ear infection. I can't figure out how or why he keeps getting them and Rocki never does, but now we have antibiotics and drops for him and it appears to be clearing up.

Rocki has been skittering around on his bum, so the vet had his anal sac squeezed and he seems to be okay now.

All in all, aside from the $380 bill, it was a good trip. They're both healthy and are at a proper weight. We have a follow up visit to ensure that Bruiser's ear infection clears up, but he seems to be doing much better than he was.

The vet has been asking if I will be neutering them. I said I would shortly but I'm the one who is squeamish about it. But apparently neutering them avoids many health related issues such as testicular cancer so I should do more than think about it and actually get an appointment for them. Apparently, if they are not neutered, the vet told me they can go from best friends to rivals that snarl and fight with each other so that's another issue to consider. 


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