|Can we go now?|
We went in for a run at the pit before heading over.
Phod was less nervous than usual. Maybe because he was tired or maybe because the Man and Hailey were there too.
There was some sort of mix up on our appointment time. I am not sure if it was my end or theirs but we showed up 30 minutes early. Fortunately, our vet was able to see us right away.
Phod weighs about the same - 75 lbs. The vet said he looked excellent. His ears look great (he does have issues with ear infections), his teeth are fine, his muscles and conditioning are awesome. The vet gave his back end a close inspection as we have noticed some stiffness sometimes. The vet's guess is he has some arthritis. But given it is just a little stiffness that goes away, he suggests for the time being we do nothing but watch and wait. We can do things like not over exercising him, but that is all. If we notice he is really suffering we will take a more serious look at this.
Phod was a champ at getting his shots. Hailey was very helpful trying to push Phod away so she could get the cookies the vet had in his hands. It was amusing.
The pictures from yesterday were the 2 of them sharing the seat. When we got close to the city, Hailey pushed Phod off the seat. Phod wanted to see so he got back on and stood over her. After the vet (not pictured) Phod took up the whole back seat and Lee sat on the floor. They were happy, no one was sick, so it worked for me!
I think despite the trip to the vet, Phod had a great Gotcha Day!