Category Archives: Golden Retrievers

Always Keep Them Guessing!

Hi this is Belle Pup.

Yesterday (Wednesday) I didn’t feel good. My Greg noticed that I would space out then in a few minutes snap out of it. I was restless, and couldn’t get comfortable. I didn’t eat any of my supper and didn’t drink very much. As the evening went on I got sick to my stomach 5 times. My Margret called our vet and their first available emergency appointment was Saturday. They suggested another vet office that had helped them when they didn’t have available appointments. My Margret called their after hours number but couldn’t get through. Then she called the emergency vet clinic that Bea had gone to several months ago but they were filled to capacity for the night. The shortage of veterinarians can make things challenging and all were apologetic and My Margret understood even though she and My Greg were worried about me.

My Margret slept downstairs with me waking up several times to make sure I was ok. This morning she called the vet office that she couldn’t get through to the night before and they had an available appointment that My Margret took me to this afternoon.

I was a very good girl, they all told me so plus there were lots of “aw” comments as I walked past. I stretched out and dosed while we waited in our exam room. I went with the vet and vet tech like I owned the place (at one point carrying my own leash) to get a tummy ultra sound, blood work, and urinalysis even though I had no symptoms of a UTI. I also gave tail wags and made sure I greeted everyone to make their day better.

The test results showed I am in great shape for a 10 year old pup, except for my arthritis that is. Tests showed that I had nibbled on a little bit of pea gravel (who me?) and it also showed are you ready…I have a raging UTI. Turns out that everything My Greg and My Margret noticed yesterday can be symptoms of a UTI but I didn’t have any of the more common symptoms which is why that possibility wasn’t on any one’s radar including the vet’s who took a specimen just to be thorough. Hmm looks like even we older pups can keep everyone guessing!