Thursday, August 27, 2009

Smudge the Wonder Dog

I took Smudge to the vet yesterday. I just wanted to get his checkup out of the way because I am pretty certain I will be busy later. The vet noticed that he had lost 14.8 pounds since October. He said it was something to be very concerned about. He took some blood to see if he is diabetic. Of course it is a big deal to me because I can't handle anything happening to him right now (or ever).

I called him today to get the results and everything is normal. He wants me to put him on puppy food due to the higher calorie count. He used to get cold cuts and tons of people food but I put him on (mostly)dog food because I thought it would be healthier. I really can't believe how much he eats but he does run about 12 hours a day.

The vet told me to get a urine sample and bring it in just to be sure but he thinks all is well. I asked him how you get a urine sample from a dog, a male dog at that. He said to follow him around with a container and try to catch it. It sounds like it could be something out of America's Funniest Home Videos.

So since Smudge is the world's best dog I am thrilled that he is ok. The thought of that too, uuugghh, too much.

1 comment:

  1. Omg...MaryEllen, to follow him around with a container, lol! It's so much easier w/a female. I'm glad too that Smudge is fine. You need Smudge especially now. So, no more Burger King, lol...I had to change Scotch's diet. He is on perscription dog food. He isn't crazy about it. I hope you are ok.