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 had his annual jab last Saturday. With Chester’s uncontrolled barking, his nervousness and wanting to escape the vet place… all coming out at one go, the situation was hellish. I didn’t know how to calm my dog down.
Calm like a goose when he first get on the car. Notice the white thingy at the door hand rest? That’s tissue paper and as I’ve forgotten to take it out, he chew all up. I even forgot to lock the car doors when we arrived at the vet. LOL
Chester did his compulsory annual jab few days ago. When the jab was over, Chester flew down from the table. Yes he really fly! That one second passed by like a slow motion for me. I was amazed and thankful. Thank God I was holding his collar and butts so he has a smooth landing.
I also requested for a blood profile check on Chester. At first vet said no need since he has done one last year but I insisted. I thought the vet will ask us to leave Chester and come back later to pick him up (something we’ve done twice) so that Chester will calm down and the vet will be able to draw his blood. This time though doc just ask us to leave the room and stay at the reception area. I highly doubt she will succeed (my 2nd time doubting the doc hahaha)… and wahla she did it again this time in less than 5 minutes! I think one of the main reason Chester manages well this time is because he has his eyes fix at the vet. Wherever the vet go, his eyes will follow. He wants to know what the vet is up to. Wukakaka
Chester will have to live with it (shaved fur) come CNY. Don’t think it will grow back in time. Sorry Che, you won’t be your usual handsome self when your fans visit you. Haha
Last year my dog didn’t have his blood tested *opps*. It’s better to do it annually once your dog is a senior. I left him at the vet to allow him to settle down a bit before the ”’poking”’ procedure. However the vet only managed to shave some of his paw fur. My dog was too nervous and struggling like crazy! Kekeke
This year, I did the same thing. I left him at the vet again and I didn’t think the vet will have any success at all. But hey hey, they managed to retrieve his blood this time. Vet told me that when she brought out the needle, Chester was trying to get off the table and they got him to turn his head so that he didn’t see the needle. Haha *just like human
A small ‘botak’ (bald) spot at his right paw.
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?