As doggies and kitties get to the senior years of life, they require special care. FVC has put in place a list of 6 tests that check for common ailments of seniors. We decided that since we are well into our senior years we should preform these tests.
We began with a paw-ticure and a butt-i-cure.
Then off to the x-ray room.
I was the brave one and went first.
Dr. Rushing reviewed the x-ray and said it looked good but that I have arthritis in my mid and lower back. :( She also pointed out I ate a large breakfast :) and if you look on the left hand side towards the top you can even see my microchip. Cool huh?!?!?
It took some convincing but we finally got Bobo up there.
After review Dr. Rushing said Bobo look all good.
The other test we opted for was the EKG. Now we were both shaking in the corner when we saw this machine but Buttercup was the brave one and tried it out and since she survived we decided we could do it too!
OH MY DOG! It was super easy. We got to lay down on the surgery table and have three little clips put on us. A few minutes we were done and got lots of loving!
Dr. Rushing said my "P" waves were long, which may mean I have an enlarged heart but didn't see that on x-ray. So in about 6 months or 3.5 dog years I need to be rechecked.
Bobo's was picture perfect!
For completing our first senior tests we got these way cool wallet cards.
Dr. Rushing even put fun stickers on them to show which tests we had completed.
We are going to wait to do the blood tests until toofer cleaning time so we only has to have one pokie in our wittle necks. Now I'm not sure what a urinalysis involves but it doesn't sound good at all!
Maybe we won't do them all...hmmm...
Wags and Licks,
Senior Testers Mollie Jo and Bobo