This ‘N That Thursday

Today we are joining 2 Brown Dawgs & co-host Ruckus the Eskie  for their This ‘N That Thursday’s blog hop!
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This is what they have to say about the hop,

A little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

“This ‘N That Thursday is for anything you want!  Maybe you want to post about unrelated topics, or each topic isn’t quite long enough to make up a whole post, or you have awards to share, or you have one long post…anything goes!  So grab the button and join the hop!”
Nellie’s Vet Visit
Last Friday I took Nellie with me to work for her yearly vaccinations and heartworm check as well as an examination. As a senior pet it is very important to have a examination at least twice a year to make sure everything is working correctly. Diseases can pop up suddenly, you can not see what is going on with the internal organs so it is important to also run a yearly chemisty panel and complete blood count ( I did this last October, everything was normal). 
Examining her teeth.

Examining her teeth.

For a nine year old girl Nellie’s teeth are doing very well. She had a dental cleaning 2 years ago when she was spayed.

Checking her lymph nodes.

Checking her lymph nodes.

The lymph nodes are palpated to make sure they are of normal size. If lymph nodes are reacting to an infection or if lymphoma in them they will be enlarged. You want to catch lymphoma early.

Listing to her heart.

Listing to her heart.

The heart is asculted to make sure no heart murmurs are heard  or if there was a previous heart murmur it hasn’t gotten worse which may mean early heart problems. Nellie’s heart sounded fine.

Palpating her belly.

Palpating her belly.

The abdomen is palpated to make sure no tumors are felt. The spleen and intestinal tract are known for getting benine and malganent tumors. Her abdomen was normal. 

Nellie weighed in at 74#. She is ~10# over weight. We are working on taking that weight off with diet food and exercise. 

Nellie was vaccinated for Bordetella, Lepto and Lymes. Her heartworm test was negative. She is good to go for another 6 months when she will have another examination done. 

A very special thank you goes out to Lydia, Rosalyn and Sugar from See Beautiful for the special gift I got in the mail last week. I didn’t get the package until after my See Beautiful blog post was posted so I am taking time now to say thank you for such a wonderful See Beautiful package which included a beautiful hand written note, some forget me not seeds, a bumper sticker and my favorite mimosa hand soap that smells out of this world. Thank you for seeing the beauty in me and sharing your beauty with me.  

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A little of That:

Whatcha eating?

Whatcha eating?

nom nom nom

nom nom nom

MK has taken to helping herself to the dogs food while they are eating. Glory shares, Gambler growls.

So that wraps it up for today, why don’t you hop on over to 2 Brown Dawgs & co-host Ruckus the Eskie see what their up to and grab the badge and join the hopping fun!
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Thank you 2browndawgs for starting and hosting This ‘N That Thursday. I thought this was a great hop and I can’t wait to see what you and Ruckus have in store for the next hop.

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13 thoughts on “This ‘N That Thursday

  1. Thanks so much for joining TNT! Nellie looked absolutely thrilled with her check-up…lol. I am so happy to hear that she is healthy. That MK is quite a character. That kibble is large for a little kitty to crunch up. Bet she really has to work on it….lol.

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  2. So glad Nellie had a good check up. I’m also a big fan of regular check ups. Because Honey is only 4, we only go once a year. But it helps the vet stay familiar with her. If something did go wrong, I don’t want her to be a stranger to the vet.

    Good luck with the weight loss project. I’m sure the folks at SlimDoggy.com have some good ideas for you.

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  3. Hi Y’all!

    That’s nice, Glory shares!

    Nellie, my heart goes out to you! This diet and exercise thing is tough…not the exercise, but the diet thingy!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  4. Oooo Nellie did so well. So patient! Quick question, what’s the best way to clean off plaque aside from daily brushing and routine dental visits? Is there a way to self-clean at home? Any special tools to use? Thanks for linking up to the last TNT hop! See you next week on Thoughtless Thursday 🙂

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  5. I’m not sure any of our dogs would put up with the cats eating their food! Conrad has tried it….no go. So isn’t Glory sweet to share! I’m so glad Nellie’s check up went well!

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