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Tough day at the vet
Well, my poor puppy had a horrible day at the vet today. We have been having some issues with accidents in the house due to too much water in equals too much water out and he has 2 wounds from a ruptured cyst that have not healed. We were worried that he might be diabetic. He had blood work done today along with a urine test (not the kind where they check his pee in a jar) and thank goodness, everything came back perfect.
His numbers couldn't have been any better and even his electrolytes were perfect considering it was time for his precortin injection. The vet thinks the excessive water issue is due to too much precortin. He has been weighing in around 12.4 lbs for several months and he's now down to 10.6 (which was a long process loosing the weight but we did it) and he thinks he was just getting too much precortin. We adjusted his dose so time will tell.
Poor guy, the tests were so stressful that while we were waiting for the results of the blood work he attempted to vomit twice. He started trembling from the pain in his belly and didn't stop until 2 hours after we got home. He's finally settled on his fav. blanket, gave him a dose of prednisone, and all seems to be ok right now.
I feel so guilty putting him through these tests, my husband keeps telling me it's a must, we need to know at all times how he's doing, where his numbers are, etc. etc. but it still doesn't make me feel any better subjecting him to all the stress. It just breaks my heart.