Whew! Blood work is good! I was so relieved when the vet called us yesterday with Freddie's blood test results and said everything looked really good even his thyroid. How did Freddie wind up at the vets Tuesday? Well, Monday night I was up most of the night with him. He started around 10 p.m. shaking and drooling like crazy. He was listless and couldn't walk very well. I panicked thinking these were the same signs that our late basset Barney had when he had his seizures. This wasn't quite the same, but of course I panicked anyways. I laid on the floor with him until he finally made his way to our bedroom around 4 a.m. We covered him in blankets to try and stop his shaking. In the morning when he was still shaking and wouldn't eat, I called the vet when they opened. They checked him over thoroughly and found nothing, but wanted to do blood work to be sure it wasn't something else. In the end, they figure Freddie was just in a lot of pain with his hips and knees as a lot of dogs will shake when they are in a lot of pain. With the change in air pressure, wind and rain we got from Sandy (nothing like our friends in the eastern U.S.) he was just plain sore! I felt so bad as I should have given him a Deramaxx, but I just didn't know 'cause usually Mr. Dramatica is very vocal and moans a lot when he's achy. He seems fine now that the weather has died down and he is eating again! I am glad we had his blood done though as it's just a relief to know everything else is okay. While he was there we had them check his "rusty" spots. They agree it is some sort of reaction. Could be the glucosamine but unlikely. More than likely food. So we will be trying a grain free diet. If that clears it up then I will put him back on the glucosamine. We give him the liquid formula.
Now besides the good news on Halloween about Freddie's tests, Gloria and him got a package in the mail from our friends Marsie and Nosey. All the way from Kentucky!
It didn't take Fred and Gloria long to tear into it either.
Will you look at that! Dog treats a basset card with a lovely note inside, a beautiful picture of Nosey and a split heart charm. See what it says? Partners in Crime! Fred and Gloria each get to wear half on their collars since they really are "partners in crime!" lol
Look at those treats. They are special ones for hip and joint support! How thoughtful is that?
Freddie Spaghetti just loved them and didn't believe they were also good for him
And Gobble Guts......well she could have eaten the whole bag!!
We even got a couple of Marsie's business cards. You can check her out here.
Thank you so much Marsie and Nosey! How great that those treats came right on Halloween!
Not only are Marsie and Nosey great friends but they're famous too! They were on Fox19 where Marsie talked about how to have fun with your pets on Halloween and made pumpkin dog treats that Nosey was waiting to sample in her adorable bumble bee costume!! You can check it out here.
Now for Freddie's plug. I've entered three of Freddie's pictures in the Purina "Wonderfur Winter's Gift Pack Contest" and would like everyone to please go and vote. You can do it here. Just type Freddie into the search box and his pictures will come up. You can vote on all three if you want! Thanks.
P.S. - I probably won't be around until next week as I am going in tomorrow for a bit of surgery. But don't worry it's just day surgery so I will be home laying around all weekend eating bonbons! lol Have a great weekend everyone!!