We took Midnight to the vet earlier this evening. She had to have her first heartworm test.
It was actually the first time she’d ever had blood work done too and she was nervous. She’s usually pretty good when we go to the vet, but it seems pretty much each time we go she sees a different vet. I don’t know why, but she was stress from the moment we went into the exam room.
Chris and the doctor struggled to get her up on the exam table and then she leaned into Chris so that she could be as far away from the vet as possible. It’s too bad because this vet was really nice. Our favorite vet at the clinic left recently to start his own clinic in Scarborough … so we probably won’t be going to see him since it’s so far. Since this vet was nice we’ll try to make more appointments with him if we can.
The other vets at the clinic all seem to be chauvinistic and talk down to me … or don’t even talk to me when I ask questions. No, this isn’t my imagination. Chris has noticed and it’s ticked him off .. especially since I’m a nurse and I can understand the information that the doctors are telling us .. but when one won’t talk to me it’s kind of hard not to get ticked off.
Anyway … Midnight was very good for her blood test. Didn’t even flinch – which I presume means the doctor did a good job with that needle.
Hopefully the heartworm test will be negative. We left the clinic with a box of heartworm pills – Sentinel brand. We didn’t get the Heartgard brand as it has Ivermectin in it and I’ve heard about far too many exotic animals and a few dogs that have died after being treated with Ivermectin … so no, not taking any chances with my puppy!
Funny thing … before we left Midnight warmed up to the doctor and started playing with him. Unfortunately she took a shining to his watch. I think it was a Patek and well … she knocked it off his wrist. Oops!