Friday, June 4, 2010

Healthy as a Horse (Almost)

Hi friends,

My VET visit went pretty good. I got a new picture on my record because I am a dog now and not a puppy. All the nurses just goo and gah all over me. I weigh almost 8 pounds but the doctor
said I was just right for my bones. He was very happy with everything about me except maybe my pesky knees...I have that chihuahua thing "luxating patella" that is why I now stand and ask to be picked up to the chair, when I used to just leap up. Doctor said I was not being stubborn like my mom thought, just wise, because I knew it might hurt. They are not so bad that I need surgery though (as long as the mom keeps me exercised and trim). My teefs and gums are excellent, cause of my raw food diet I am sure. I did have to have a blood test for those heart worm things but mom always gives me the pill so I was negative, and a rabies shot...I need a distemper shot and rattlesnake vaccine but the doctor is letting me get them a week apart. I was brave and didn't even whimper when I got the needles. I am glad that day is over. Until next time,



  1. draco darling you are pawsome~!! great job on being brave~!! you know, i do the same thing (about making my mum pick me up instead of jumping)~! i will need to visit my dr soon....blah....
    i bet all the girls went ooooh and aaaah--you are def a cutie patootie~! ;)


  2. Yeah for a healthy Draco!! We are sorry about your knees, but it sounds like you have that all under control.

    Bilbo has his good boy check up next Friday!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob & Bilbo

  3. Hi Draco,

    I am happy you are in good health. Don't tell any buddy but my vet said I need to lose a little weight. My mom won't give me as many treats now!


  4. Aww, sorry about your knees Draco but it sounds like otherwise you are one healthy Chihuahua!! You certainly are a handsome one too but we tell you that all the time. ;o)

  5. Hi Draco,
    Midget has that luxating patella thingy too. Her knees pop sometimes! Glad you had a good doctor visit.

  6. Draco, yay for a clean bill of health! I have luxating patellas, too. It is not fun to deal with at all, but hopefully ours won't get worse.


  7. Hooray! We are so pleased you got a clean bill of health - don't envy you those rattlesnake venom shots though!
    Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

  8. YAY for a good check up! You take care of those teeny knees, Draco!! Hope you got treats, when you got home!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three