Scooter is not doing to well. He was a cast off we rescued from the old Waccasassa fish camp days. He was around 4 months old then. We noticed a lack of eating and alot of sleeping. He had his yearly wellness checkup coming up this week, but we couldn't wait and took him to the vet when we noticed him stumbling a bit when he walked.
We were surprised find out he had lost 4 1/2 lbs since his last visit a year ago. It is hard to tell his weight until he gets a haircut and it was quite long during the winter months.
Vet pulled some X-Rays and took some blood. She did find he was anemic and had some arthritis. Two bone spurs in his shoulder and one pinched nerve in his spine. We were provided with some Iron and muscle relaxer for him to take.
Last night he did eat some Flank steak I had grilled, also is drinking and peeing which are good signs. This morning he had a nice long walk around the property.
At any rate today will tell the story with his blood work. I am worried it is cancer and wish for some prayers from my friends here in the SMF. After being with us for 14 years, it will be hard on my wife and me, who see him as a family. It will be so hard to not have him around anymore.
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Well, we heard from the vet. Problem is Pancreatitis. Not good news. Back to Vet for IV work. Our neighbors lost their dog to this. His was not drinking at all though. Scooter drank ALOT of water this morning. Hopefully his is not too severe. He does not have alot of the symptoms so we are hoping for a mild case at best. No fever, no stomach pain and no swollen belly. I am hoping that is good news. The house sure is quite without him.