October was Awareness and Pet Wellness month.
Every month should be Awareness and Pet Wellness month.
A life of a pet is ever changing. Continually being aware and educated about your pet’s behavior and health is very important.
October was the month I went for my annual vet examination.
As I age, my annual visit seems to take longer especially
when tests are needed which also requires multiple visits and several one on one (phone calls) conversations with the vet.
My multiple lumps on my left/right lateral chest, ventral chest and pectoral area were my mom’s biggest concern. Test were done and simply lipomas. My family continues to monitor these lumps as every year it gets bigger.
This year’s vet visit, 2 health issues where brought
to my mom’s attention.
First, my weight … I’m FAT.
For a Senior Dog it is not safe to carry extra weight.
My vet asked me to be on a diet.
What does it mean? … less tasty food and treats.
I tried to convince my mom that my weight gain was due to the fullness of my Golden Fur. She did not buy it …
so I’ve been eating less and moving more.
It’s been four weeks and Guess What? I’ve lost Golden Amazing 5 lbs!
My heavy panting has been an issue too so
continually maintaining a good weight is a MUST.
Secondly, the vet took several photos (x-rays) of my body.
The vet informed my mom that my liver is a bit enlarged.
Several test were done and results were good.
My mom is a bit uncertain on what do. Vet suggested to do more tests.
She is hesitant as I don’t exhibit any symptoms that are alarming.
What entails taking more test? Will it help or provide us a solution?
My mom does not want to regret and make a wrong decision. Lately, she’s been doing lots of reading and research. She’s observing me on a daily basis and will be in contact with the vet in about 2 months.
I’ve advised my mom not to over think and not to worry. Any information or advise you may have will be greatly appreciated.
For now, we continue to
LIVE the Golden RULE:
Lots of Golden Woofs