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Good vet report for Scotty

Deb Walker
 

We are skipping fall vaccines per Dr. Kellon's recommendation, and will test his ACTH, insulin & glucose in January or February as that is when all of them should be low. I pointed out to my vet that the first thing I noticed upon upping his pergolide was his sheath is no longer swollen. She remembered how swollen it had been before and said it is absolutely normal now (so that is my sign that the meds are working.) She asked how many days before I noticed it, and I said literally 3 or 4 and I had to confirm it with ECIR to see if I was imagining it. Thanks all for your help - I, my vet, and my farrier are all getting an education.

Regarding his teeth, I explained what he was doing and where I felt food was "getting stuck" and sure enough, it was a VERY sharp point where the tooth above it is missing (his only missing tooth.) I'm so glad I had her out as that had to really hurt, but she said he didn't have any sores as he has in the past, so caught it soon enough. We used very VERY little sedation, and she said next time, she can probably try to use even less, and Scotty came out of it fine.

My vet was very pleased to see how well Scotty is walking/moving.


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Deb and Scotty I/R, PPID
Pecatonica Illinois, May 13, 2019
Case History:
 https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Deb%20and%20Scotty
Photos:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=90619