She is 17 years old and we had been noticing little things lately that told us she wasn't feeling well. And we could tell that she had lost some weight too. Since she was diagnosed last year with diabetes, we decided to take her in for a check-up. The good news is that her diabetes is still under control and there's no problem there. The not-so-good news is that she is beginning to have a little kidney trouble, not bad yet but we have to change her food again. It's a real problem trying to find a food that keeps both diabetes and kidney issues under control. It was hard for us to hear about the kidney problem, because kidney disease is what took her sister from us last year.
The vet also said that she had some pretty bad molars that really needed to come out - like, all of them! She had some of them removed about six years ago, and today he took out the rest. They have to put them under for this and surgically remove the teeth. Everything behind the canines is gone! I asked the doctor, "How will she eat?" But he said she has to have moist food anyway for her diet so it won't be a problem. And he said she will probably actually eat better now because her teeth won't be hurting her anymore. We really felt bad that we didn't know they were in that shape! It had been a year since her last check-up, and they had progressed that quickly.
Bless her heart, she is feeling a little woozy tonight! The vet gave her pain meds before we brought her home, and we just gave her another injection for the night. I hope she sleeps well and doesn't hurt! I'm not sure I could blog without my little blogging buddy helping me pick the right words! This is how I blog more times than not =^..^=
I have to say though, even after surgery she looks better than me in my bedtime scruffies and scrubbed face! :*D