We we discussed the new homeopathic medicine, and bought some more. I explained my doctor who is also a homeopath said I should take it as well!
We had been arranging for her to have cryotherapie to remove a large facial tag. Also she has one on her back, and a small cyst near to the back tag. We had decided to get this done as the dog had got into a bagarre. A scrap with another dog, who had bitten her on the face and made the half inch long tag burst and bleed badly. However, since the homeopathic treatment started, this face tag has almost disappeared. We discussed with the vet about the ones on her back. I said if they weren't a problem, then I would prefer not to give her the treatment until we could see it was neccasary. Just a procedure I am sure the dog would prefer not to have!
I explained we re-visited every four to six weeks, so we could monitor the situation and do it if necessary. A good outcome, although the veterinary had got the cryotherapy especially for us. I am sure it's expensive, although as it was in a nice blue box, I am sure it has a use by date, or they could return it.
The fun part at reception was an actual sales pitch from the vetinary receptionist for their new range of dog shampoo. My dog has a medicated shampoo, but this stuff does look posh! At nearly €12, a snitch!
Well I got the full 'how to use your dog shampoo' pitch. Fill a litre bottle 2/3 with nice warm water, put in the specified amount and give it a good shake, so the shampoo goes frothy. (Moussant). This sounds lovely! She explained it made the shampoo go so much further and it made it very good value.
I explained I was a hairdresser in a previous life, and that when she was washing her own hair to put a small amount of shampoo in her hands, and emulsify it with a little water. And massage it in, this makes the shampoo more effective and go further!
I said I had half a bottle of shampoo, and would try the moussant technique with it, and buy some 'posh' stuff next time. I noticed the range had eye wipe, ear cleaner and toenail polish. (No to nail polish, just joking).
When we got home I told the dog I would put a Spa package for her on my birthday list.
Yes all in French at the Vet!