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Kitzel's general blood work & acid bile results came in today---and all the news is GOOD! Yea God!
Having had a dog w/shunting I have been holding my breath (totally unfounded fears as he is HEALTHY AS A HORSE & has the appetite of same!) Since he is almost 6 months we decided it was time to do a base-line. We are excited beyond description. :biggrin::biggrin:
Now if we could just get rid of the shaved neck look where they had to take blood!
 

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Yeah, Sandi, I'm so happy for you!!!! Please make sure you let Kitzel's breeder know. This kind of good news should make her very happy, too!!
 

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I wrote to her already Mary! She is thrilled. She also has 2 new baby girls just born!
 

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:party:You go Sandi and Kitzel :party: Great news. :chili::chili: So not only does he look adorable, he's healthy as can be. Wonderful. So what's with the shaving of the neck?? Is that usual for bloodwork? We're getting ours done in October.
 

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:party:You go Sandi and Kitzel :party: Great news. :chili::chili: So not only does he look adorable, he's healthy as can be. Wonderful. So what's with the shaving of the neck?? Is that usual for bloodwork? We're getting ours done in October.

It's easier to find the vein, especially the jugular, without a lot of hair in the way, but shaving is a convenience, not a necessity. With my former vet I had to always tell them to write in BIG letters -- "SHOW DOG, DO NOT SHAVE LEG" when bringing one in for dental. Otherwise they would automatically shave the leg that they were puttting the catheter in. Because the vet I go to now is a breeder/exhibitor himself, he and his staff know enough to only shave when absolutely necessary (like a c-section) but never for a blood draw.
 

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It's the first time I hear about shaving to take blood. Alex had it taken on his neck and leg and they never shaved. But I have to tell them BE CAREFUL when you take the blood HE BRUISES EASILY.
 
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