I was so nervous on Monday. I keep looking at the clock.
Me thinking in my head… “Is it time to call the vet?”
Ah finally I ringed the doc and asked for a brief summary of my dog’s laboratory result. Later that evening I dropped by the clinic to hear the full test report.
Ahh what a relief! Everything’s good (kidney ok, liver ok, blood count ok) except that he’s low in calcium & potassium and the sodium level is a bit high. I suspect his kibbles is the one giving the high sodium problem. Now that I think back, Chester really love his current brand of kibbles (Natural Balance) as he never has problem eating them. As for other brands, after awhile he will find it boring and I will have to ‘sogok’ him by mixing his kibbles with milk/egg/veggies. Yes must be the high salt content in NB. CISSS!!! I do sometimes feed him some ‘human’ biscuits but I don’t think that’s the cause of high sodium level. And I also don’t think the culprit is the doggie biscuits as we rarely feed him that. So yes I’m going to change his dog food and get some vitamins for him later. Any good dog food brand to recommend?
In few weeks time, I’m going to bring Chester back to the clinic for another test. Remember the irregular heartbeat I told you about? Well, the vet suspected maybe it’s due to heartworms. I didn’t know worms will cause heart failure and I also didn’t know the reason I give Heartgard to my dog is to prevent that from happening… malunya saya. 🙁
Now I know lo. So we’re going to do a heartworm test later by drawing out some blood (I think). Chester never misses his Heartgard dosage since he was 2 months old but still I will pray for him. Remember never skip your dog’s heartworms preventive medicine ya.
As for his hematoma, the vet said just leave it alone. No point draining the fluid as it will come back again. Let the hematoma absorb itself back into the body which will takes about 6 weeks.
So I guess he’ll be Mr. Elizabeth for quite a while. Hehe