May 2nd 2012 2:29 pm
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Ok, I'm not really a runway model, altho I am photogenic and look pretty in anything! Woof! Mom says I've been "skin and bones" these past few weeks, which in human terms means I could be a runway model, right?!? BOL! Mom's been trying to fatten me up with extra treats, but it hasn't been working. So yet again she took me to the *sigh*.. v-e-t.
This vet is a new vet in our new city, but it's the same office our howlistic vet works out of. They weighed me, and I've lost .8 lbs since I was there 6 weeks ago. I'm a tiny 10 pounder (who ever heard of a 10lb mastiff?!? I think they left off a "0"!), so the vet said that much weight on a "tiny" (BOL!) dog like me isn't good.
So the vet checked me out, and he agreed with the howlistic vet that the lymph nodes on my hind legs are a little swollen. But none of my other lymph notes are swollen, so the vet said the hind leg swelling wasn't necessarily a sign of *whispers* lymphoma. He told mom dogs he's seen with that are really ill, and I haven't been *knock paw on wood*.
Anypaw! My appetite is fine and there's no change in the amount of water I drink, and I don't have any extra urka gurkas or *privacy please* problems. So that meant they did some tests. *sigh* I don't have parasites (I get heartguard the 1st of each month, duh!) or lyme disease.
They also tested my pee (mom thanked dog that she didn't have to get that sample!). I don't have glucose in my urine, so no diabetes. But the vet said there was a little blood in the sample, which is a non-specific sign of inflammation. There was also an "intermediate" level of struvite crystals, which could mean bladder or kidney stones (shout out to Fizzy, BOL!), but the vet said some in the urine is normal. The vet had mentioned to mom at the appointment that I might have a problem with malabsorption, and protein would show up in my urine, but my test results showed my microalbu..er.. protein levels were normal. So there wasn't anything "glaring" in my urinalysis at least. (Mom got scared when the vet said he'd seen similar signs in dogs who ended up having *whispers* bladder tumors. But I'm not showing any other signs of that, so *knock paw on wood*.)
So fur now, the vet said to give me as much food and treats as I want to see if I can put on weight. Canned yummy goodness all week, arooo! Vet also told mom to keep an eye on my plumbing, like I have a flushing mechanism or something, BOL. He wants me back in a week to check my weight and repeat my bloodwork.
Oh, one of mom's friends on the book of faces suggested feeding me bacon to fatten me up, wouldn't that be yummy!! But mom said no way cause it's not good for me. Geez!
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Enjoy all those treats! Hope you'll be able to gain some weight and that nothing serious is wrong!
Oh Lacey I sure hope you don't have rocks in your belly!!! Momma says mine weren't the struv.....blah blah kind. Mine were calcium oxalate stones, which are super hard to get rid of and keep away. Getting cut open was the only way to get them out! The s-kind can go away with special foods. Now you enjoy your special wet food and gain some pounds!
Lacey grrl, that is pawsome you get to eat all you can stuff in!?
Keep on keeping on. Let us know how you are doing!
Bacon mite nod be da bestest way tu ged healfier, but a nice swab ob beef cood nod hurt :D I hope eberyfing r gonna be okay, sweet gurl ♥
sure hope that you feel better soon, and enjoy all those treats too
Hope you enjoy all the good food. I love cheese though Mum has limited my consumption of it since I gained a couple of pounds last year. So maybe that would help to put a "little meat on your bones".
Eat enuff fur me, too, coz I am starved to near death over here. Seriously, I hope all turns out well fur you!!
Oh Lacey we didnt know this had been going on. Glad you had all those test and they came back ok. I think you should put your paw down and eat anything you want, bacon, steak, deer, chicken. I think momma needs to cook for you evefur night! :) (good luck with that) ((((HUGS)))
You have such a good momma Lacey. I hope you are gonna be fine. I got this problem where I pick up my left leg at just a certain
Schnauzer speed. You know the saunter speed.The nice dogfur Dr. Peterson is got it under control.
Well I hope you get the good food and sum MEATZ..You be ok.