The New Vet: 25th May

Our appointment yesterday was with one of the two founding directors of the surgery and when we arrived, we were the only clients. We got Maya on the scales, which was almost as spontaneous as it had been with Maggie who just ‘did it’, and she weighed in at 25.4 kilos, up almost a kilo on our first impromptu visit.

A lady came in with a kitten in her arms, and after registering, was shown to the Cat Waiting Room, a separate area equally as comfortable as where we were, but tucked out of the way of dogs. Maya had shown an interest, but stayed lying down on the floor.
Other people came in with their dogs, and after an initial lunge to see if she could play, Maya was pretty good and behaved herself.

The vet came out and acknowledged the dogs by name and their owners as he called us in.  Nice personal touch.
Maya took to him straight away, and that was before the treat tin came out.
Our trainer had said he knew dogs, and he was right.
He played with her for a bit, high fives, and shaking paws for which she was rewarded. He then gave her a thorough check up and apart from perhaps being a little underweight for her age, everything is fine and she’s a healthy dog.
We explained that we have only recently taken her off the tinned puppy food mixed in with her dry food, so have probably got our quantities wrong. This has been rectified and we have stuck a guide on the food box regarding weights for breakfast, lunch and tea.
So far, so good with no unwanted side effects.

The tablets for worming and fleas (including ticks and mites) are all covered by the pet plan we have taken out so we only had to pay for the consultation. We can phone in for a repeat prescription and they will send it to us in the post. We shall however make an appointment to see him again in two months to just check that all of her puppy teeth have gone and everything in that department is developing normally. She has some very impressive adult pearlies.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to The New Vet: 25th May

  1. Tea? She has tea time?

  2. Chel Owens says:

    She’s beautiful.

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Sounds like a good vet, and the pet plan is a great idea. I wish they’d had them here. All those small incidentals add up

    • Her worming tablet and flea treatments are just over £25 for the month and we’re paying £28.50, which also covers her annual jabs, 2 check ups and 2 nail clippings, so it was worth taking out.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Bravo! Sounds like Maya’s Vet is a winner! I can’t believe from the photos that she’s underweight – I guess the camera DOES add 10 pounds!

    • He’s not worried about it and she had been poorly after that marrow bone. We’ve increased her dry food slightly so all being well next weigh in she should be in range. She’s not thin though.

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