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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Jake wet the bed

$462.85 to find out that Jake probably has a bladder infection. He has been wetting the bed a little bit each night. Luckily, he no longer sleeps with us, he is on his Jakey bed. It only happens when he's deeply asleep. Ryan took him to the vet yesterday and they did x-rays to rule out large stones, checked his prostate (fine) and did lab work on his urine for crystals (normal). They could have done another $140 test on his urine to see if he had a urinary tract infection but they decided to just give him the $50 medication anyway, since the lab test takes over 1 week to get back and it would cost more than the medicine. So we're all hoping that's all it is. If it doesn't clear up, then he has to go back for a $400 ultrasound to see if he has smaller stones that the x-ray didn't pick up. Sad day when you're hoping your dog has a UTI, but we are, considering the alternatives.

Again, I recommend anyone getting a dog to get pet insurance.

3 comments:

bertsmom said...

Regarding Lauren's refusal to be excited about whole food...I bet you that if you find a food that she can feed herself she'll do just fine!!

bertsmom said...

Regarding Lauren's refusal to be excited about whole food...I bet you that if you find a food that she can feed herself she'll do just fine!!

Kelly said...

When you go to the vet, you have to be mean sometimes. Demand that they assume its a bladder infection first, since that is the most likely problem anyway. They always assume the most expensive problem first. Make them give you medicine for the most likely problem, and then tell them you'll come back if that doesn't clear up the problem. They'll look at you like you're the worst pet owner ever, but they're just trying to suck you for as much money as possible.