A story of Ernie Dog…
Ernie is my Mom and Dad’s four pound Poodle Dog. He is my favorite dog in the whole wide world.
When he was a kid, Ernie was on Heartgard Plus. Ernie loved Heartgard Plus.
One month, Ernie noticed that everyone loved that he loved Heartgard Plus. He decided not to love it anymore. When he was given his heartworm prophylaxis, he turned his nose up and said it hurt his feelings that we would offer him something so gross.
So we switched Ernie to Iverhart. Ernie never liked Iverhart. He would allow himself to be pilled, but reminded us every month that being pilled hurt his feelings.
And so it went with every flavored oral heartworm prophylaxis on the market. No medication pleased Ernie. Most recently he has been on Wormshield, Banfield’s small, flavored oral heartworm prophylaxis. First as a treat.
Then as a pill…
No. *sniff* ”Why would you do that to me?”
Then as a powder smashed into peanut butter…
First: *sniff* ”Why would you do THAT to me?”
Then, *sniff* ”Why would you do that to me AGAIN?” and then… *BARF* and then…sulk.
I could not take hurting the feelings of my Favorite Dog in the Whole Wide World one more time.
Next month, we are starting Ernie Dog on topical Revolution. I will let you know whether or not Revolution pleases Ernie Dog.
I love you Ernie Dog! Oo, looks like you need your ears cleaned…