Home again after the visit to the vet.

 

We’re just home after the visit to the vet and I’m a bit late with everything so I’ll make this short today. There’s a new vet at the station and I think it can’t be that long time since he graduated from vet school. He is great with the animals and also withe the owners and that is probably more important to be honest  🙂 Pet owners can truly be a pest to be honest!

 

 

 

A small Jack Russel came in to the waiting room while we were waiting to meet the vet. He was so happy to be there and just couldn’t sit still or be reasonable quiet 🙂 Nice for a change, most dogs looks like they rather dies than had to meet a vet 🙂 He started to bark and after a while his voice sort of jumped up one octave and this continued all the time. After a while he sounded like a dog whistle 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

Another one of all the stone piles we have in the village. I don't think it is a grave from the broze age but I'm not sure. Not all of these old graves is marked on the maps. I'll try to find out more about them.

 

 

Anyway, when we finally met the vet he took a good look at Orvar and started to exclude what he didn’t have 🙂 Finally, when I had told him Orvar behaved  and other things he needed to know he said that he think Orvar has problems with his thyroid. That explains why he is grumpy here at home, why the fur falls of round his eyes (it looks as if he has glasses 🙂 ) and why he sheds so much fur at the same time. I think we could make a new dog of all fur on the floor when we left :-). So he took some blood and we’ll know the result next Friday. Before we left he also gave him some vitamines, especially vitamin B.

 

Trumpet swans on their way to the smaller lake nearby.

 

 

So now there’s nothing else to do than wait. At least it will be rather easy to have control of this with medicine if it is his thyroid. It’s time to make something to eat, make a pot of tea and then look at Grimm on tv 🙂

Have a great day!

 

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20 thoughts on “Home again after the visit to the vet.

  1. Jack Russel är en trevlig liten “stor” hund, men jag har sett så många som är så fullständigt ouppfostrade så att de blir jobbiga:) Bra att veterinären var bra och trevlig:) Hoppas nu att Orvar kan bli bra igen, fattade inte riktigt men någonting med sköldkörteln eller? Ha det gott/Monne

    • Tjänare Monne!
      Ja det finns ytterst få väluppfostrade jack russels, i alla fall här uppe 🙂

      Jo det är en bra grabb de har anställt så jag hoppas att han stannar kvar. Man vet ju inte om storstaden drar.

      Ja det är troligtvis sköldkörteln som krånglar. Han trodde att just håravfallet var hormonellt betingat, det runt ögonen alltså. Men vi vet mer nästa fredag 🙂

      Ha det gott!
      Christer.

  2. hi christer! that is good news about orvar. at least it can be managed with medicine. we are supposed to get a bit of snow. i am so excited! joyce

    • Hi Joyce!
      Yes it is good news since it can be treated! But we won’t know for sure until next friday.

      We’ll get some snow next week and since it will stay below 32F It will stay for a while they say. I’m tired of all the rain now so I won’t even bother to complain about the snow if it comes 🙂 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  3. And how much did that Vet visit cost? That’s a major concern of mine is trying to keep a pet healthy is matching up to doctor fees humans pay. I hope it’s just pills you get for the thyroid on poor Orvar. How old is he? I like that photo of the creek. Is that on your property? I was expecting more snowy photos. Every year you make me feel warm with those photos of the deep freeze in Sweden. I love that portal too. Wide open I bet until the spring. Enjoy your tea.

    • Hi Z%M!
      Well the cost of a dollar has varied some lately but I think it’s fair to say that one dollar costs around 7 swedish kronor and then this visit costed $100. This blood test will be sent to the university in Uppsala so I was surprised that it didn’t cost more than that. A normal vet visit usually cost $50 at my vet station. When I visit my specialist it cists me $45, so it is cheaper to go to the doctor than go to the vet here 🙂

      It would be easier if it’s just pills but I can handle injections as well.
      Orvar (and Hector) is almost 8,5 years now and this will be a life long treatment.

      I wish I had a creek on my property but no unfortunately not.

      There will be more snowy photographs 🙂 It seems winter starts tonight and snow will come after the weekend 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  4. Hello there Christer! Hope the blood test shows that the vet is correct. I am sure it will be a simple fix. I hope the rest of your furry family is not making fun of Orvar, with his spectacled eyes! Thanks for the update!

    • Hi Robin!
      I’m pretty sure that vet knows what he is talking about even if he is very young. It will be a life long treatment if he is right though, but who cares 🙂 I’m happy as long as Orvar stays with me 🙂

      I doubt they would dare making fun of him, he is the king of the pack 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  5. Our 13 year old dachshund is on thyroid medicine – Soloxine 0.4. He was gaining too much weight for the amount of food he was eating, and his fur was also funky and falling out. And he was getting ….sluggish…..I guess you could say. He’s been on it a year now, and he’s lost about 3 pounds and his fur looks better, and he seems a bit more active. He get a pill in the morning and another one at night. I hope Orvar will be fine. And Jack Russell’s can wear a person out. A friend has one, and I think he chewed up all their shoes………….

    As usual, wonderful pictures…………..

    • Hi Barbara 🙂
      Lucky for me I read Your other comment first, otherwise I would have welcomed You here again 🙂

      Orvar hasn’t gained any weight yet, but he is grumpy and mostly rather sleep by himsel all the time when we are indoors. His fur is sort of mat and just falls of him. I’m pretty sure Orvar will be fine if this is his problem, but we’ll know better next friday.

      I love Jack Russels but I never want to have one myself, jusy because of that reason 🙂 🙂 🙂 But they sure are fun dogs 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  6. Oh, by the way, “Barbara Miller” is my real name, Autumnrose 33 is my WordPress name. I couldn’t remember my WordPress password, so I tried my Facebook account, and it worked fine. 🙂

    • I didn’t know I could log in with my Facebook account! Good to know if anyone would forget theirn password. Mine is so easy that I doubt I’ll forget it 🙂

      Christer.

  7. Håller tummarna för att det “bara” är sköldkörtelproblem, det går ju som sagt att medicinera! 🙂 Ni passade inte på att göra en massa annat på en gång!?
    Vi var till vetten för några dagar sen för en liten “rundsmörjning” av Santos (som husse kallade det). Vi var väldans nyfikna på hur han skulle reagera – vi hade ju inte en aning – men han tog det kolugnt och ville bara hälsa på dom andra hundarna i väntrummet. 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Han fick en lugnande spruta – och då pep han till lite – och sen somnade han liggandes i min famn. Så togs det lite tandsten, som han hade trots sin ålder och att han äter mest torrfoder. Därefter var det klornas tur – tror du inte att han reagerade fast han sov! Jag fick hålla för ögonen på honom så han somnade om och sen så gick det bra, men han ryckte lite för varje framklo i sömnen!! 😦
    Så sköljdes snoppen eftersom han haft lite var, men det såg bra ut. Däremot dagen efte, då slickade han som en galning så den blev alldeles illröd. Men idag var den fin igen – puh! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Ska bli kul att se vad den här “4000-milaservicen” kostar, för det gör den säkert. Min väninna fick ta sin Lagotto samma dag akut till vår tidigare veterinär som bor in närheten. Han hade fått ett blodöra och först försökte dom själva(!) dränera det, utan att lyckas förstås. Det gick på hela 1700:- att fixa och dom hade 2000:- i självrisk! Typiskt!! 😦

    • Hejsan Susie!
      Ja så jag hoppas att det är sköldkörteln som krånglar just för att det är så enkelt att hålla koll på.

      Det behövdes inte göras något annat på någon av hundarna, tandstenen tar jag ju bort själv och klorna slits så bra här på grusvägarna. Men om de behöver klippas protesterar tack och lov ingen av mina över att jag klipper dem. De ser ju ut som döden klappar dem på axeln, men finner sig i sitt öde 🙂 🙂

      Ja en 4000 milaservice är sällan gratis 🙂 Jag hade nog inte prövat att dränera ett blodöra själv, om inte annat så för att det blir så kladdigt för blodet rinner ju inte ut på ett snyggt sätt 🙂 🙂 🙂 och det kostar alltid lite mindre än självrisken 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Ha det gott!
      Christer.

  8. Hi Christer,
    My last dog was a Jack Russell. She was always very well behaved in the vet’s office and he enjoyed seeing her when we came in for appointments. He always commented on how calm she was and how easy it was to work on her. Outside of there she was a hellion. 🙂
    Anyway, glad to hear that Orvar’s problem may be easy to treat.
    Enjoy the sandwiches.

    • Hi Caryn!
      🙂 🙂
      I can see the terrier part in Nova sometimes but thankfully it isn’t that dominant in her, there’s more bordercollie temperament 🙂 I’ve always avoided terriers because I’m pretty sure they would drive me insane 🙂 🙂

      I hope it is what the vet belives it is, it would be so easy to have contol over in that case, just some pills 🙂 Ok, for tye rest of his life but anyway 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

  9. well…you know that my Ralphie was a Jack Russell mix and now he’s gone to a rescue group. I will never get another terrier! Too much energy and noise but mostly too much for my little dogs and cats! My little ones can play now without anyone attacking them.
    My Ruby has a thyroid problem too! She takes a pill in the morning and at bedtime. I carefully measure out her food too and her weight is coming down and she’s much more playful and actually runs up the back steps now! I hope it’s that or at least something that a pill can help your Orvar! 🙂

    We finally got snow today, early in the AM and it’s continued all day long. Yesterday I was outside in just a sweatshirt and jeans picking up dog poop and digging up the clothesline pole and moving it. It was 57 degrees out!
    Now it’s VERY cold with at least 30 mile an hour winds. Darn! I was hoping that we would never get snow!
    Oh well, 😀 – Cindi

    • Hi Cindi!
      I have always avoided terriers, I know they are lovely dogs but when they start on something they just never stops 🙂 🙂 🙂

      I hope it is the thyroid because it would be so easy to control then. Orvar never complains when he has to take pills so it would be rather easy even if it has to continue for the rest of his life.

      We got some hail on my way home and now it seems we have yet another storm! So tired of that now 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

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