Katy had her annual vet check this week, and everything is great. I realized we had never done a blood panel* on her, so gave the vet the okay to run one. Katy was a champ getting the blood work done - even to the extent of shrugging her shoulder to increase the flow of blood :)
All her numbers came back fine, except for two liver tests - one is a couple of points higher than normal, one is a couple of points lower. The vet called herself to explain the numbers, and that she had absolutely no concern about the out-of-range values - the worry starts when the values are5 to 10 *times* normal, not just a couple of points.
(Have I mentioned that I love our vet? The fact that she made a point of calling, and explaining everything is wonderful. And the entire clinic treats both dogs SO well!)
While there, I pointed out two bumps that Katy developed recently - one on her ear, and one on her upper lip, right by her nose.
The vet doesn't think the one on the ear is anything to worry about - probably just a cyst, so it's officially a wait-and-watch item. No prob.
The other one had a very small "thing" coming out of it, so the vet grabbed some tweezers, and pulled...
... and a clump of thick, black, 1/2 inch long hair came out!
The vet said in 17 years of small animal practise, she has NEVER seen anything like that. Ever.
So, it's official.
Katy is a freak!
|I'm not a freak, and I'll lay here and pout until you take it back.|
*The vet recommended the geriatric panel. Shhhhhh, don't tell Katy! Kip had his panel done before he was neutered, so now both dogs have a baseline blood panel done - a good thing, if they ever get really sick, as it gives the vet a "healthy" reference point. If you don't have one on your dogs/cats, please ask your vet about it next time you go in! IMO, the cost is worth the information and peace of mind.