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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Saturday, April 14, 2012


*(Written by Brandon's Raiser)*
Brandon seems to be quite popular with vet visits recently, every time we get something "dealt with" another issue comes up.
Brandon had just finished his antibiotics (for the UTI issue) last Friday, and started vomiting quite often throughout the following days, on Tuesday it was decided to take him to the vet - which is when it was determined that Brandon must of swallowed a "foreign object", so it had nothing to do with his UTI issue.
He stayed the night at the vet's office on Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoon it was decided to go ahead and do surgery, since Brandon hadn't stopped vomiting.
The vet discovered a small "stuffed polar bear" in Brandon, which of course wasn't his (since he's been eating "everything" insight recently - all "stuffed toys" have been off limits for him), but he still managed to get ahold of a stuffed toy...
Brandon is doing much better now, but is now NEVER let out of sight.  Ever since he got back from his 9 day stay at the specialist (for his UTI issues) he has decided he needs to get into EVERYTHING, his house manners went back to zero - though his "public manners" stayed "mostly" the same (thank goodness!). Brandon is now on leash most of the time while inside the house, which he's not enjoying much at the moment!
Hopefully he's done with vet emergencies for the time being, but I can tell you right now that his UTI issues are not gone...

-Brandon's Raiser

Picture of Brandon in a down-stay during class 


Sue and Doug said...

oh Brandon!..you are a lucky boy that your raiser took you to the vet!!..
our Tucker rolled in 'poop' yesterday..and I thought that was bad!..hope you get your inside manners back under control!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh Brandon!

Woo are going to give all of us sooooo many grayer hairs!

Paws khrossed fur a speedy rekhovery!


Lisa, Ellie and Clara said...

WOW Brandon, you are certainly making your time with your PR very memorable!!! Glad you are feeling better.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Brandon, you being a very naughty boy! Hope that polar bear was worth it! BOL

Seriously, hope you're feeling much better now and can get back on track again!



Oh Wow!
Hope Brandon feels better really soon. What a fright you must have got.
Sending lotsaluv

River said...

Bless his heart! Labs will eat things, beagles are just about as bad. We are so glad to hear he is okay.

love & wags,

Wilma said...

Oh dear, we are all sending good juju Brandon's way, so that he may overcome all of these issues and get back to the business at hand. Big hugs to you Brandon

Anonymous said...

Poor Brandon! Glad you took him to the vet and went ahead and had the surgery taken care of.

Elyse and Riley

Mango said...

Brandon! What the heck? You labradogs and your swallowing tricks. Glad that is good and out now.


Sam and Pippen said...

Dude... We're not sure but we thinks that polar bears might be on the endangered list... you aren't sposed to eat them!

Sam and Pippen

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Brandon! Sure hope you feel better soon, little buddy!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thank goodness Brandon is doing well
Benny & Lily

Sally Ann and Andy said...

You have to be careful buddy. Your Mommy/Raiser loves you so much that she doesn't want anything to happen you.
Sally Ann

Father Tom said...

Holy Toledo, good furriend--

a stuffed polar bear???

Mom Julie was just thinking that a puppy's training can be a challenge anyway, but to have to do both, training for service and training just to be a good doggie must be overwhelming sometimes!! xx

Hugs to you, hope you get better soon! And, paws up to your trainer!!


Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Hope your feeling much better now Brandon pal!


Suka said...

hey Brandon,

So furry happy to hear you are healing. Sorry about the stuffy in your belly and so furry happy the Vet got it out. I have first paw experience with eating toys and having issues from eating toys, so I feel your pain. Hope you get things under control so that you can once again enjoy the fun of stuffy play without your human worrying that you will eat it!


Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh my goshiesss! Brandon! You can't eat teddy bear stuffies, my friend! I'm glad you're OK! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Chorizo said...

OMG, I'm so sorry that you are having so much trouble with health issues! Please take care of yourself and your raiser, she's been through a lot too. My paws are crossed that you are now back on the road to recovery.