Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Price of Pups

Three years ago, Thing 1 (the little white one), is an old man. He will be 13 years old in April. With one exception, he has been a very healthy and happy pup. Three years ago, he had to undergo surgery for bladder stones. Since then, he really hasn't skipped a beat.

Thursday night, however, I noticed symptoms that indicated we might have a reoccurence. So, off to the vet we went. Since he had a history of issues, we went ahead with xrays, blood profile, the works. $507 later, no, he doesn't have the bladder stones. A few other areas of concern --- (I mean he IS 12 years old) so there may be things I have to think really hard about in the future.

For now though, antibiotics and a wait and see approach. I'm happy to report though that Thing 1 is back to his normal self! Hoping that continues for a quite a bit longer.

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