Jr & Buddy Bear
They both went to the vet today. I wasn't planning on it but Jr stared shaking his head yesterday and me/mom have been concerned about Buddy Bear's weight.
Jr had the same thing from last time and the vet didn't do the ear swab test. They did give me a bigger bottle of the ear wash which I'm happy for. Apparently if Jr has the same symptoms and checks his ear, he's okay with giving me the bottle. Which saves me money. Also the vet said he was perfect in weight (14 pounds) He said he just looks "chunky" because he is muscular. And he also had me put him back on Benadryl and his skin and coat supplement.
With Buddy Bear it wasn't a "clear" answer, which was a bit frustrating. My 1st option was to do a blood test ($190) or to deworm plus puppy food and increase his kibble. I chose the dewormer and puppy food route. As I can't afford the $190 blood test at the moment. He said it might start to get him to gain weight. If not my only option would be to do blood work.
I will call the Humane Society (usually cheaper) to see if there blood work is cheaper. Part of me feels a bit "bad" as I didn't do the blood work. But I'm really hoping that the puppy food/dewormer will help him increase in weight. He recommended Hills or Royal Canin but said any puppy food would do. I looked for a bag with the most calories and it ended up being Wellness Puppy, at PetSmart and I also was in a hurry there might have been another bag with a bigger calorie per bag. So he's now eating a cup and a third of kibble instead of 2/3 a day. He's weighing 4.11 pounds and he did say he was too thin. This is the lowest Buddy Bear has ever been since I've had him. Also Buddy Bear is acting completely normal/being himself and still has his normal appetite. So they really didn't have much to go off of I assume which is why they couldn't give a "clear" answer.