Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Miss Morgan Magoo

Yesterday afternoon we took Morgan to visit Dr B.


It was time for her semi-annual check-up. Morgan is ten years old now and has had some pretty serious medical issues in the past, so we get her completely checked out every six months and do blood tests in between.


Morgan gets pretty nervous about going to the clinic, so we started taking her along when anyone else has to go. If it's not her turn she can just sit quietly and watch, then get a treat when the other dog is finished. We've been doing this for a couple years now and it's starting to pay off. Yesterday Morgan was calm and didn't tremble. She knew what to do and then received her treat when we were done.


Morgan had a good check-up. Her heart and lungs sounded good. Her temperature was normal. Her eyes hadn't deteriorated since the last time she was examined. Her weight is perfect due to her green bean diet and although she has arthritis in her hips and back legs, it doesn't appear to have gotten any worse than last time.She has a couple of cysts that we'll have removed sometime in the future, but they're not anything to worry about.

Dr B took blood from her jugular vein and she stood perfectly still for him. The call just came that her blood work looks pretty normal, so it was a very good check-up.

13 comments:

scotsmad said...

We're glad Morgan checked out okay. And we hope Samba is feeling better and Noah's tail is getting back to normal.

Good idea about the 'doctor conditioning' We may have to try that with Bella. She's a quivering mass.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Sam said...

Congratulations. Sounds like prevention is the best medicine. I think she'll be healthy for many years to come under your care.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Glad to hear that Morgan checked out OK and wasn't stressed about it.

Anonymous said...

I think its the swimming that keeps her in good condition. J

Stella said...

What is the Green Bean diet? Do you give her so much kibble and so much green beans? Give us an idea of the ration.

Glad everything turned out fine for all of you!

Kisses,
Stella

gaylen said...

Oh Yea for Morgan Magoo! I'm so happy and sure you must be feeling very relieved. g

Maggie and Mitch said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Morgan! Your clean bill of health definitely deserves a second cookie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rose said...

Morgan is such a cutie. MaggieMae just had her checkup also, and is great. I guess they are just like people in that preventative medicine is a great thing to do for them. I cannot imagine the expense with all the dogs you have! One is enough for me to handle. But I don't mind doing it for my bestest friend for sure!

Channon said...

Hooray! I'm glad it was a good visit and report. Lovely photos of her too.

LizzieJane said...

Oh happy day! It is always such a great feeling when one of our little ones gets a good check up. Way to go Morgan!
x

Nichole said...

So glad to hear her check up went so well!!! Yea Morgan!

The OP Pack said...

YAY - always gives one that all over good feeling to get a good report.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Dianne said...

Good news for Morgan! She's a beauty!