Harley had his first vet visit today, since we brought him home from the breeder's. I couldn't go, because I had to work, but my boyfriend Evan took him during his lunch time. Harley weighs a bit over 8 lbs. He will be 12 weeks old next Monday. The vet was a bit concerned with Harley's front legs. He has little knots on the sides of his legs above his paws, and she thinks it may just be because of growing, but he might have bowed legs when he grows up. Let's hope not, because bowed legs is associated with early arthritis. He got his Kennel Cough and Bordetella boosters today, and he will need his 3rd Distemper and Parvo shots in 2 weeks. It will be a few weeks after that when he can get his Rabies shot, and then he will be able to go on walks with Bo, which we are looking forward to. So far, one of us has to carry Harley while the other walks Bo.
Evan takes Harley to work with him during the 3 days that we both work. This morning, Harley threw up a bit after they got to his office. Evan brought that up to the vet, and she gave him another de-wormer, his 4th since he was 3 weeks old. She wasn't certain that it was worms, but she said he felt a little bloated, so better safe than sorry. We have to bring in a stool sample when he goes back for his next shots.
On a non-medical note, Harley has turned the water bowl (he shares one with Bo) into a swimming pool. After we got home from work today, Harley walked all over the bowl 3 times in about 10 minutes. It is nearly impossible to keep that pup clean and dry. It has been raining on and off since we brought him home on Tuesday, and we have to dry him off almost every time we take him outside. The wetter the grass is, the more he seems to enjoy rolling around in it!!