What do you do when you’re Jane Lynch and your dog has another ear infection? You text your vet. Not because you’re a celebrity who gets star treatment (though Jane Lynch is comedy royalty), but because expert opinions are always better than hastily consulting the internet.
“You can scare the daylights out of yourself on the internet,” said Lynch, who was nice enough to talk with PureWow about her beloved rescue pups and her approach to pet health. Bernice, the actor’s 13-year-old black spaniel, gets horrible ear infections.
“I was wondering whether or not to put her on antibiotics,” Lynch told us. “She’d been on them a lot, and I was worried she would develop a resistance to them.”
The actress is no stranger to pet health issues—and not just because she played dog trainer Christy Cummings in the movie Best in Show. Her Insta-famous rescue pup Arbuckle, who sadly passed away in January, suffered from hypothyroid conditions. Her current pit bull-shepherd mix, Millie, has lymphoma.