Senior Pet Update

I’ve got a 12-year-old cat whose diabetic and a 13-year-old cat with hyperthyroidism.

Today, I took my 9-year-old bordador to the vet to try to figure out what’s he always groaning about. I know he’s got the pretty typical hip dysplasia that older dogs get as well as some arthritis. Now much pain that’s been causing him, it’s difficult to know.

Today I started him on Rimadyl to see if it alleviates arthritic pain. If it works, it’ll cost $80 a month. That’s almost as much as all my medications cost.

I don’t know if it’s just a fluke, but so far, this evening, Herman is lying on couch and unusually quiet.

This post is also an excuse to share some recent pics of the handsome guy…

Herman Sleeping (2009-05-09)

Herman Sleeping (1) (2009-05-09)

Herman Sleeping On His Back (2) (2009-05-09)


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