‘Big dog’ has returned from the vet. We’ve had a discussion about his health, the dog’s not the vet’s and made a few decisions. Scruffy has been diagnosed with Cushings, which is a hormonal imbalance that can and probably will lead to worsening health problems in the future.
Our vet is a country vet and we appreciate his lack of sentimentality. The decision was made that we do nothing. No barrage of further tests, no pills daily but to leave him as he is as he’s not suffering and we agreed he’s ‘had a good innings’. He’s perfectly fit to travel and his cage training is going well. He’s got a collar he wears in the cage that gives off a pheromone that calms him.
If he develops diabetes in the future and if his quality of life worsens then we’ll have to face up to difficult decisions. He’s cost us very little in his life and this certainly isn’t a financial decision.
For now, we’ll be prescribing extra walkies with sniffing and scratching and lots of back scratches and hugs.
He’s fine and far from down.
Love Froogs xxxx