Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sick as a dog

Q-tip is looking unsteady on her feet. Took her to the vet for x-rays, blood testing and eye testing. Vet suspects arthritis in her lower spine and some liver problems. Came back with an armful of meds for her. Let's see... painkillers and anti-inflammatories; liver supplements; eye ointment; a joint rub; oh, and a top up of heart meds for Mimi too.

Whole visit cost over $600 for everything. Guess we won't be giving anything to the kids at the orphanage this year.

Trying to make Q-tip eat all her meds with the least of trauma, that's when the fun begins.

3 comments:

masterofboots said...

That's stunningly expensive! My word!

elim said...

oh dear! Hope she gets well soon! and why does Mimi need heart medication?

Xmac said...

NBS & Elim: Q-tip is still unsure of foot, especially on low-friction surfaces, like our laminate and M-i-L's marble floors. Will take her to her regular vet after Christmas for a better diagnosis.

Elim: Mimi is an old girl with a weak heart. She's permanently on heart meds,