I had made the vets appointment for 10am this morning. Whilst trying to get Honey’s collar and lead on she banged her tail and .......yep blood to clean up in the hall when I got back from the vets.
Right the vets went like this: Honey had her tail shaved (not the whole tail). She screamed like we were cutting the tail off. We could then see that it was a very tiny split, but the vet said there is a vein right there, so that’s why there was so much more blood than when she did it the two times last year. With it shaved she was able to put on a specially shaped dressing with some brown tape round the top. She said it should stay in place. Got to take Honey back Thursday morning to have a new dressing on and probably again Saturday to have a new dressing on. She said if it wouldn’t heal, then she would have to have part of her tail cut off. They would take a fair bit, so the length of tail that’s left is unlikely to hit something when she wags it. Whilst it would solve the problem completely, I don’t want that to happen yet. I will ask the vet if I can buy some of the special dressings, just in case.
Then it was Polly’s turn. I had to take her for her check up before they would give me a further 6 months supply of Rimadyl for her Arthritis.
I asked about her eyes and she confirmed she has a cataract in both eyes. She said they would only do cataract surgery on a very young dog and it would mean taking it to Cambridge to a specialist. She said Polly would adjust and because of her age she probably would die before she went blind anyway.
She agreed she needed her teeth cleaning. Better to have it done now as she is 9. She didn’t think any would need to come out. Whilst they have her under for that they will cut her nails very short.
Got to get a wee sample from her first wee Thursday morning and take it in when I take Honey. Will take Polly as well, as they may decide to do blood tests depending on what the wee shows. This is because she has lost 1.30kgs since last October and then she had lost and the previous time so over all she has lost just over 5kgs since June 2014. I thought she had lost weight as you can see more of her ribs and spine. I would have expected her to have gained over the winter months, so we need to see if anything nasty is happening.
Honey had gained a little bit of weight, but she’s still in the correct weight range. They say up to 3kgs above their racing weight. Polly has dropped below her racing weight over the last three weigh ins.
So I am now £53.45 lighter in my bank account and of course there’s still Thursday’s to pay for and maybe more.
It's now three and a half hours since the vet put the dressing on Honeys tail and it's still on.
FURTHER UPDATE 6pm
Blood soaking through the end of the dressing the vet put on this morning. I just put Honey in the car and dashed round to the vets without ringing first. This time a different vet and she has put so much on the tail, I doubt Honey could wag it.
Really hoping everything is ok now until I have to take her in Thursday morning.
We really hope you have had a better day than we have.
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