Monday, November 11, 2013

Vet Visit

I'm going to be 14 in January.  And until a few months ago I never snapped at people much less mom.  You may remember that I have been snapping at Mom.  I don't bite her but my teeth are sharp so sometimes I break her skin. Mom decided she'd had enough and made an appointment with a new vet.  He was highly recommended by friends who use him.

It was scary at a new vet's office, seeing new people.  I was not good.  I wouldn't sit still and tried to snap.  I kept crying and whining.  Finally the tech put a blue fabric mussel on me.  I still made noises and moved around but I couldn't snap at her and she was able to hold me.  Mom petted me, but I still started to shake.  It was terrible.
Moving around.

I wouldn't stay still.

The vet felt around and didn't feel anything abnormal.  The tech took me to back and took my blood.  My blood!  She took my blood!  
Then she brought me back and removed the mussel.  Mom gave me cookies to appease me.

The vet said there were a few possibilities.  From the best scenario to the worst:

  • my just not wanting to be bothered;
  • arthritis;
  • a neurological problem or brain tumor. Yikes!
Once he gets the results of the blood tests, we'll go from there. Probably x-rays, possibly an MRI.  Mom has to call tomorrow for the results.

It's all very scary.   

My pain meds.

In the meantime he gave me Metacam (meloxicm), for pain just in case.


  1. Boo! Paws crossed over here BJ. Sending good thoughts your and mom's way.

  2. Oh Oh! BJ. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE and sending you Golden Good vibes. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    1. Thank you. Your sweet vibes makes me feel better.

  3. I certainly understand why you were scared, BJ. I don't like doctors either. I haven't been to one since before you were born. :)

    I suspect you're glad to be back at home. But your mom is just starting to worry. So I'm going to send all my best wishes to you both. But especially to your mom. Because I don't know what it feels like to be a dog. But I sure know it feels like to be worried about my 14 year old dog.

    1. Thank you. Im waiting to hear from the vet about his bloods. Somehow in my gut, which I usually trust, BJ just doesn't want to be bothered unless he initiates it.

  4. Aw, we'd be scared in those circumstances too. We hope whatever is causing you to snap is not too serious.

  5. At a certain age dogs have the right just not to be bothered. We do hope that is all there is to it.

    1. I hope so too. I'm waiting for a call back from the vet about his bloods.