Last week Chester went to the vet to have his annual vaccine jab. Due to the incompetence of the vet which we usually visited (I can still hear the doctor’s voice telling me: I don’t want to stress myself. I’ll refer you to another doctor), this time we visited a new clinic at Bukit Tinggi. It’s a bit further from our home about 15 mins away.
To the vet… vroom vroom!
Chester behaved very nicely at the clinic and during the checkup. He was calm and collected which I’m really glad. I thought it will be a male doctor but we got another female doctor again. What this doctor did differently from the one we usually went is that this doc check for the sound of Chester’s heart beat and his urine too. His heart beat is good btw. As for blood profile check, the previous doc always draw the blood from Chester’s arm but this doc get his blood from the neck. Eeeks! Hahaha
The shaved area.
After the checkup and jab done, Chester decided to jump down from the examination table (his favorite thing to do!). Luckily the two helpers managed to stop him. Also kudos to them for calming and holding Chester while on the table.
Came back from the vet. Very happy.
I received the blood profile result today. Everything’s good except yet again the globulin is a bit high (4 years in a row) and the protein in his urine is +3 (not a good sign). The doc advice me to change his dog food to lamb (Chester is currently on Taste of the Wild – salmon) and then she’ll check on the urine’s protein level again in few months time to see if there’s any protein leakage from the kidney. I hope nothing’s serious. Pray for us.
p/s: Chester is 30kg at the moment and I’m trying to help him shed some weight. Maybe a kilo or two.
Here’s wishing Chester a healthy new year! 🙂
Thank you Foongpc!
I am slowly changing Chase’s food to Canidae Pure Sea Salmon with more protein. I didn’t consult with his vet tho…yikes, hopefully it’s not going to harm him 🙁
Did the vet tell you why Chester’s protein level was high?
To a very healthy and boisterous year ahead for Chester! 🙂
Hi Dawn, the doc said salmon is an expensive fish. She questioned me how good quality of the salmon will be in dog food. I of course have no idea but what she said rings true too. She recommended lamb because Chester has yeast infection and also because she wants to eliminate one food and see how his urine in protein is after changing dog food. She wants to check whether the high protein in urine is cause by food or by his kidney.
She said lamb is better than chicken, beef and fish when it comes to controlling allergy.
She didn’t tell me why Chester’s protein level was high because there can be many reasons. She told me to change dog food and retake his urine sample in few months time to see if it’s still high. Then she will take it from there.
From what I know, too high and too low protein will harm them. Best is to give them balanced protein. The amount to feed also depends how active is the dog.
Thank you for the well wishes.