Cleo and I spent the majority of the day trekking back and forth from UC Davis, home of the vet consultants. The recent presumed food allergy episode was the final straw for us -- Cleo needed to see a specialist for her numerous allergies. The appointment was 2 and 1/2 hours. There was a lot of questioning (of me) and gentle examining (of the pug), but luckily no needles, no blades and most importantly, no emotional trauma.
Still, Cleo knows to milk the whole experience for as much love as possible.