Last Wednesday was a horrible day as we had our annual family vet visit. I’m terrified about going to the vet, along with kitty sis Sophie. My sisters and cat bro Bert love to go to the vet! I don’t know what is wrong with them! Since I am so scared, I have to go first with the kitties and then I get to go back to the car and relax. It is rather embarrassing hanging out in the waiting room with a couple of cats!
Usually, we have a big exam room with lots of room for us all, but this year, we had a small corner room. Mom decided to leave my crazy sisters in the car and then bring them in when she took me back out. It’s better that way as I don’t like anybody or any dog when I’m at the vet. I shake like a leaf and try my best to hide. Cat bro Bert is cool as a cucumber and only wants to get out of his kennel and play around.
I got my weight and am still holding at a nice 36 pounds. All my vitals are good, and my senior panel blood work came back normal. Mom asked about my eyes because they appear to be a bit gray to her. The Vet said it is old age creeping in, but they look great. It is common for this to appear in dogs and becomes noticeable after age ten normally. Guess what? I’m ten. My vet said I will need to start using glasses for reading or computer work. I told the vet I already use glasses so it’s no big deal for me! I’m super healthy, strong and athletic, but somehow, I cracked a tooth. I’m not even a chewer! My sisters eat the bones, antlers, etc, I don’t. No matter, I will need to have my tooth extracted next month which makes us sad since I have such nice teeth otherwise. Mom has never had a dog or cat with a broken tooth and she is taking this find pretty hard especially since I’m the least likely one to have this happen. I’ll be having my tooth taken out after my birthday and will keep you all posted. I also had to get my immunizations which I don’t like at all, but they are necessary.
We didn’t get many photos this trip because the room was so small and with two vets and two assistants, it was also super busy. If you have heard of the new dog flu going around and wondered about getting the immunization, we decided to do it. This bad flu is really hitting Minnesota right now, not to mention, we travel a lot and are active in dog sports, so it makes sense to be protected. We will get the booster next month and then will be covered.
The kitties got their exams after I left and were in the middle of it all when my sisters came in for their turns. The second vet was actually a senior year vet student, and Madison was in love! I have to wonder what dog in their right mind wants to be in love with a vet? Kids!
After his exam, cat bro Bert got back to his usual exploration of the entire room. Both Bert and Sophie are at perfect weights, have great teeth and good vitals. No need for them to come back until next year.
Bailie and Madison were arguing over who got to be examined first, if you can believe that! It ended up with them being kind of examined together. Both of them are at good weights, although Miss Madison lost a pound and could really stand to gain a few. They both have healthy chompers and perfect vitals. To give you an idea of how silly those two are, they got their injections and didn’t even care! They wanted to keep snuggling with the vet who gave them their shots!
The final report:
- This year the visit was super fast, just an hour for all five of us, and we get the “herd” discount!
- Everyone is at a perfect weight and we dogs have nice athletic builds!
- Sophie has a small cavity like thing on one tooth, but no need to do anything with it right now.
- I am the loser of the day needing to have my tooth extracted. Because of the way the tooth is, there is no point in seeing a doggy dentist as they would have to remove it as well because of the damage and condition of the tooth.
- The main thing is we are all happy and healthy and we are thankful for that!