Monday is usually a great day for me because Mom is home and I get extra window time. But today she took me to the vet for my wellness exam and rabies vaccination. I tried hiding in my carrier as long as possible, but eventually I had to come out.
Mom told the vet she thinks I’ve been eating more and have lost a little weight. After the vet did his usual poking and prodding, he gave a good listen to my heart and felt my neck for any signs that my thyroid gland might be getting enlarged. I’ll be 13 this year, so I’m getting to the age where “senior” diseases like an overactive thyroid start showing up. He thought everything was sounding and feeling good and told mom to monitor my weight and and heart rate at home. Being desperate for food or having a pounding heartbeat would mean I need a recheck.
I had a little setback on my allergies and I’ve nibbled some fur off a back leg. That means no treats (potato chips, butter, ice cream) and no backyard adventures and lying in the grass.
Since I’m doing so well on a particular brand of food, the vet said it’s a good idea to stock up. We have a 6-month supply but will add a little more to the pantry. He said IAMS veterinary diets was recently bought out by Royal Canin and they’ve had to switch many of their patients’ food.
Even though Mom forgot to bring my hidey blanket and I got a shot, it was a good vet visit and I got a clean bill of health.
And we got to see this adorable painting that was in the exam room.
Tomorrow will be a better day. Dad will be home with me and he won’t take me to the vet!
I hope you all have a fantastic week.