Little George had his annual check-up and Little Tyke went along to make sure he’s ok.
Unlike me, he doesn’t like vets. He is frightened and wants to run away. Little Tyke tried to calm him down and told him it will be ok.But even then he didn’t want to go inside. Little Tyke had to pull him in.
He did jump off the examination table a couple of times but he couldn’t run away. When Mummy held him, he was shaking with fear. Poor Georgie! Where did you learn to be afraid of Vets? I love visiting the Vet because I know there are always treats at the end of the visit – or for every jab or poke! LOL!
When Dr. Luke listened to George’s heartbeat, Little Tyke became very curious.And asked if he could listen to George’s heartbeat. “I can’t hear anything” said Little Tyke. “Oh, no!” Mummy worried! LOL!
“Oh yes! I can hear it now” he said. And he started to dance to George’s heartbeat. George was getting his annual jabs. And Little Tyke was very concerned. “Why are you giving him injections? Will he feel the pain? Why two?” So many questions!George was a perfect weight at 5.65 kg – exactly the same as last year, and Dr. Luke mentioned how muscular his back legs were. “Very impressive” said Dr. Luke.
May’s comment: 5.65kg – YAY! He can still go in cabin when we fly!
It was his annual check-up and took the opportunity to ask the vet about George’s sporadic limp in his back legs. It doesn’t happen often, and he doesn’t seem to be in pain. But it has been noticeable – and many who have him, friends, dog walkers have noticed the same. But because I had done his DNA testing and know he is a Yorkie, Maltese, Shih-Tzu cross – the limping is most likely a patellar luxation – in layman’s terms – a knee cap dislocation!
“A dislocated kneecap is one of the most prevalent knee joint abnormalities in dogs. The condition is most common in toy and miniature dog breeds such as the Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Pekingese, Chihuahua, and Boston Terrier.” (Pet MD.com)
Well, I guess with all his small dog breeds, he is subject to the condition! That’s one benefit of DNA testing in cross-breeds or multi crosses just to be aware of the issues with respective breeds.
Kynance Vet at 8 Kynance Mews, London