Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lyme Vaccine



Just got a reminder card from our vet recommending Lyme vaccination for our greys because the clinic is seeing an extremely high number of ticks in our area. Since our greys didn't have any history of this vaccination, we made an appointment for next week. Hanna had a lyme titer done last spring which turned out negative. Meanwhile, we also make sure they both have their monthly Frontline Plus.

http://www.thepetcenter.com/gen/lyme.html

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bye, bye clams

This is our T. derasa clam. We got it 5 years ago for our 120 gallon tank, knowing that it can grow really big. It was initially just 4-5 inches wide when we got it. When we pulled it out of the tank yesterday, it was probably 10-11 inches wide. Gorgeous clam, very hardy too. We are slowly selling most of the corals, can't really bring them with us when we move. So yesterday was goodbye to our derasa and 2 smaller clams, an open brain, merulina, nepthia, and star polyps mat. Sam, our very territorial clownfish, put up a fight while husby was taking the corals & clams.

We sold all of them back to our reef stuff dealer, The Reef Shoppe. They have been very good in guiding us into this wonderful reef keeping adventure.

Shown here is our derasa clam and our sea cucumber (grew from 3 inches to 7 inches) at its base. The people at the reef shop were wowed by this duo yesterday...we were too, for the last 5 years :(


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Motion Sickness



While Hanna loves hopping into our car & going for a drive (be it to her vet), Louie just can't tolerate driving that well. Be it a long drive or a short drive, he gets woozy/drooly and just vomits. Not a pretty sight (or smell). So we were advised by our vet to give him Meclizine (the generic name for an antihistamine with anti-emetic/vomiting mechanism) 2 hours before we go...yes, things we do for our beloved furkids...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Feeling Better




Hanna is walking better, with less limp and discomfort. We haven't ordered the Therapaw bootie yet. I guess the "dremelling & hulling" done by our vet helped a lot. The vet didn't remove much from Hanna's corn but it made such a big difference. It's good to see her so "painless" again.