The annual family vet visit this year was very different from other years. Since I arrived in 2014, it has always been three dogs and two cats, but this year, it was one dog and two cats. Olivia came along only because Mom wanted to check her weight. Mom has been doing family vet visits since 2001, and while the process is not easy, it is worth it to have all of us done and on the same schedule.
I was up first. Of course, I’m the nervous Nelly in the family. Car rides, specifically Mom’s driving, makes me a wreck, and going to the vet does too. I shake and quiver, won’t even eat a treat. It must be done, so I put up with it all, but boy am I relieved when it is finally over with! The doc checked my ears, and they look real good.
My teeth also look fantastic. Out of a score range of four, I am barely a one which means my teeth are almost like brand new. My problem is that belly rash/infection I had last month. It hasn’t gone away completely, and is coming back. I got some topical stuff to put on it, as well as more drugs for two weeks. It doesn’t hurt or itch, but I wish it would leave me alone. None of us dogs needed vaccinations this year, which is super nice!
Bert was happy to be next up. He usually wishes we would forget him at the vet. According to Bert, the vet visit is the best, and most exciting day of the year. That feline is really crazy! Turns out he has tons of dirt and stuff in his ears, so Mom has to clean them out more often I hear.
Sophie is terrified to leave the house, and is nearly impossible to get out of her kennel. She doesn’t fight or bite, but she growls and hisses a lot. Kitty sis Sophie looks great all around, except for some fur mats here and there. Both kitties had to get vaccinations. They are on a different schedule than we dogs are on. For some reason, this time the vaccinations really knocked them both for a loop and they disappeared without eating or anything for about a day.
What about Madison and the annual family vet visit? She had a full exam and complete blood work last month when she was going to be spayed, so she got to stay home, and put her paws up. Does anyone have a guess at how much Olivia weighed in at? She came in at 24.5 lbs. Somehow we need to stop her from growing so much!
We’re joining joining the Brian’s Home Blog Thankful Thursday Blog Hop because we’re thankful for good health!