The vet called this morning with Nell’s test results: urinalysis, stool test, and blood work. All of her blood work is within normal limits including electrolytes; no issues with liver or kidney function and her Addisons is well controlled. She does have a touch of cystitis and giardiasis (prescriptions were called into the local pharmacy). The vet sounded amazed on the phone as were they during her physical since Nell is almost 16 1/2 (last survivor from a litter of 8). The vet tech who followed Nell to collect the urine sample commented Nell looked younger than her 12 year old dog. She also has quite a bit of tarter buildup which we know but won’t have removed at her age.
Hopefully, clearing up her infections will resolve the frequency of her accidents on the floor.
Mark & Renee Working Border Collies: Nell (retired), Tally (retired), Grant (semi retired), Lee, Fern & Hattie Duke & Penny (Anatolians) home guarding the flock 2001 Chevy Express 2500 Cargo (rolling kennel) 2007 Nash 22M
Really amazing considering the Addison's. Our Golden that had Addison's lived to a little over 10 and died from an overwhelming septicemia. They are really susceptible to infections... Good work, Mark.
Doug & Sandy Kaylee Winnie 6 1/2 year old golden 2008 Southwind 2009 Honda CRV