Monday, June 11, 2012

A clean bill of health

My dental surgery went well. The vet cleaned my teeth and got most of the tartar out. My two back teeth showed signs of receeding gum due to tartar built-up over 10 years but both teeth were still stable so no extractions were necessary. The vet also took the opportunity to do an ultrasound of my abdomen to make sure that there were no crystal build-up which could lead to stones in the kidney. For the first time in my 10 years, I had a comprehensive blood test as well. All tests were negative so this beagle was given a clean bill of health.

To be honest, I did not enjoy my visit to the vet and could not wait to go home. I left the vet with a pink bandage on my paw (for the drips) and some medication. The first thing my humans did when we got home was to take me for a short walk. The next day, I pretty much moped around the house, tail down and stuck close to my humans. All our friends noticed my sad mood and naturally showered my with lots of pats and attention. But I was back to my normal cheery self on Sunday as memories of the dreaded vet visit was forgotten. All is well again.


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Molly the Airedale said...

It sounds like you are in perfect health for a 10 year old, Kess, and we are so happy to hear this news!

Love ya lots
Mitch and Molly

Jake of Florida said...

Good news!!!We ten-year olds need to stick together!!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake (and Just Harry who is only eight-ish)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Great news!

I think this khalls fur a celebration with walks and snakhks!

PeeEssWoo: I'm probably khlosing in on nine or so!

Lorenza said...

Glad everything went well, Kess!
And that you are so healty!
I don't enjoy much visits to the Vet either!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

The Black and Tans. said...

We are delighted you are home and your teeth cleaning went so well.
Well done Kess.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Unknown said...

Yay, Kess - great to hear that it all went smoothly and you're back home!! :-)

Sapphire said...

we miss you Kess! Happy belated birthday! wow!


Clean bill of health. Pawsome

Essex & Sherman

Thanks for signing my guest book.