Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Isaac Went to the Vet Yesterday

Isaac has an awesome vet.  (And here is a link to a review of the veterinary practice, in case anyone is looking for a good vet around here.)  The vet is near where I lived with Mike so it's a bit of a drive from where I live now but I still take Isaac there because I really like the vet and because they give me a discount because Isaac is a service dog.

Yesterday Isaac had to go to the vet to get his annual vaccines and heart worm test and all that stuff.  Isaac likes going to the vet.  Of course, Isaac likes going anywhere.  He loves car rides. 

A trip to the vet is super fun for Isaac.  First he gets a nice car ride there.  Then, on the way from the car to the office, he gets to sniff places where many other dogs have peed and pee on those spots himself.  When we get inside, there is plenty of other stuff to sniff.  The vet sits down on the floor with Isaac and so does the vet tech and they both pet him and talk to him and tell him he's a good boy.  They also give out doggie treats.  Then when we leave, he gets to sniff and pee some more on the way to the car, and then he gets another ride in the car.  What's not to like?

Well, the only part Isaac didn't like was getting blood drawn.  He had that same look on his face that he gets when I cut his toenails or make him get in the bathtub.  He stood perfectly still and let the vet draw the blood.  But he looked like his heart was breaking, he was so sad.  It's that look that says, "Why, oh why, are you being so mean to me when I love you so much?"

So he got his shots and he is very healthy.  He weighs 79.5 lbs, about a pound less than the last time he was at the vet.  He is a big boy.

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