Friday, August 12, 2011

Norbert Bloat Surger Update-And a New Dog Food For us to Try

Norbert went for his 2 week post surgery exam at the Animal Medical Center 
today.  The vets said he looked great and the x-rays of his lungs looked very good.  Previously, one lung was not fully inflated and they worried that he might have developed pneumonia as a side effect of the surgery.   Norbert has been a little stiff  in his right foreleg singe the surgery.  This is more pronounced after he gets up from lying down and he will limp for a bit and then appears normal after walking for awhile.   The vet checked him out and said he looked very good for his age.  They mentioned that manipulating the limbs during surgery may have exacerbated existing arthritis there.  So for now we are just sticking with the Glucosamine and fish oil we give him already.  He was running up the stairs when we got home, so his arthritis doesn't seem to be slowing him down much.

Yawn, recovery is hard work

 I am so grateful to the vets at the AMC for saving Norbert's life.  I know if he hadn't gone to such a good emergency hospital he might not have survived the surgery for bloat and torsion, many dogs don't.    Its an amazing hospital that is at the forefront of veterinary medicine.  Before our appointment today, I met an 8 year old shih tzu who is going there to get radiation treatments for a tumor in his nasal passages.  I feel for his owners having a dog that is so sick, but I think its wonderful the dog is getting such great care.  He literally came bouncing out of the radiation sessionI imagine that treatment for what this little guy has wouldn't have existed even a few years ago.

Well off the subject of vets and onto something more fun-Dog Food!  Friday night we took Bob to a new store in Jersey City, Hound About Town.

It is a really nice little store with lots of adorable toys and good quality treats and dog foods.   They were having an event where the makers of Evermore Pet Food where in the store to discuss their product.  Evermore is made in Brooklyn, New York with fresh antibiotic free meats and organic fruits and veggies.  Its cooked, but is sold frozen.  The ladies who make it even taste test each batch of the food!  Bob certainly enjoyed the sample he tried.  

The only flaw with Evermore is its a bit out of our price range, at 10 dollars for two pounds of food (it was on sale for 8 dollars on Friday).

We bought one box to add as a topper to the kibble we feed Norbert, Bob, and Zira or the Honest Kitchen we feed Tubby and Ping.  

Here is a picture of Bob posing with a box of Evermore Pet food


  1. Glad everyone is feeling better! That stores look pretty awesome too.

  2. First - We're so glad to hear that Norbert is on the mend!

    Second... We know our pooches would never just pose with a box of food in front of them - they'd be eating it!

  3. It's great Norbert is doing good! AMC sounds like a wonderful hospital. It's nice to have reliable vets for our fur babies :-)

  4. Woof! Woof! Golden Hello! Passing by to say Lots of Golden Thanks for your Barkday Wishes. I had a PAWSOME 10th Barkday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    Would like to know what glucossamin product do you use. Sending you guys lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs

  5. I think Bob may have expensive tastes... he looks like he can't wait to tuck in!! Glad to hear that Norbert is on the mend too =^..^=

  6. oh we are so thriled to hear about norbert.
    he is one strong dog!
    that dog food looks so yummy!
    thank you so much for the info!
    a & m