Unfortunately, he's experienced two seizures the last two months. I took him to the vet immediately after the second one. He was due for a check up anyway. They ran all kinds of tests, updated shots, gave medicine for his ear infection and
The test results came back inconclusive. He definitely has a thyroid problem. He's about 15-20 pounds overweight. So we have to get thyroid medicine for him. We're hoping that will clear up the seizures otherwise we'll have to check for epilepsy.
He's a fantastic dog. The baby can sit on him, jump on him, pull his ears, take food out of his dish, and he doesn't even move. If she's jumping on him, he doesn't even sit up to get her off, its like he knows he's bigger and will hurt her. He's big. He thinks he's a lap dog-did I say that already? My hubby will be sitting on the couch and Shadow will come over and climb up into his lap. Its funny. I need to photograph it.
The vet also wants me to get a urine sample? How on earth am I to do that? Visions of me chasing the dog around the yard trying to hold a bowl underneath him while he pees comes to mind. She suggested putting him on his leash, except that he won't go when he's on a leash. I could strap a cloth diaper on him and wring it out when he's done.
All I see if the part of Jurassic Park III when the boy shows Dr Grant the TRex pee he's collected.
If you have a video camera and are in the neighborhood, come on over for a show. I'm sure me chasing the dog around the yard will be pretty comical. If you enter it into America's Funniest Videos however, I do claim half the prize!