Tuesday, April 6, 2010
scaredy cat boo boos
I thought I'd write a bit about what Bailey is scared/afraid of. He's definitely afraid of fireworks. The first time that happened, he hid behind the sofa and would not come out. And if he came out, he would hide in his crate and not move until the next morning. It's not as bad as it used to be, but he still doesn't like to be outside when there are fireworks. Bailey was also afraid of his after-neuter cone. Bailey's also very territorial/scared/?!?!? with certain moving items. He doesn't like trash bags that are blowing in the wind, blow dryers, big piles of dirt covered by a tarp, vacuums, brooms, dusters, RC cars, etc.
As far as health issues go....Bailey has been generally very healthy. We had one bout of tapeworm when he was less than 3 months old. That was cured by one pill. But... the site of that was horrendous. I remember seeing them in his poop one morning, and freaking out. I read about it on the internet before the vet opened up for that day, and checked his bedding. There were little white granules of what looked to be rice (but were actually dead worms that crawled out of his butt hole). I vacuumed them up immediately and tossed the bag away. Tapeworms are contracted via fleas that feed on tapeworm larvae. He definitely got this from the breeder, and has been fine ever since that magical pill that was delivered by the vet via a yummy meatball.