I know I keep bringing Sandy up, so sorry for the depressing nature of them lately. I just don't feel right. I took Sandy to the vet, yes, she needs a few tests, but nothing the vet thought was wrong was anything serious. The tests were to test for a thyroid problem, a few x-rays on her throat, she has a bit of arthritis, but the dog doesn't move anymore. I gave her a cookie today, and she loves those dog bone cookies, but she didn't get excited about it like she normally does. It just really bothers me that when I make an appointment we are going to be testing for things that will improve her quality of life more than anything. I recognize that she needs them, and I am willing to take her to the vet for them, but in the meantime what if there really is something wrong and I am not crazy. I just don't want my dog to suffer anymore than she has to. I know her arthritis is bothering her at this point, but quite seriously, I think she has got worse in everything since I took her to the vet.
So, the long and short of it is, I am going to go get some canned food and add it to her dry, see if maybe that will entice her to eat. I will watch her all weekend and if I still feel like I do now next week, I am going to take her to another vet for a second opinion. I know I am not a vet, but I still think what is wrong is her stomach, but the vet never even considered that an option. It didn't really help that my mother chose that day to put the cats down, the vet did not have a very good vibe after that.
Sandy is 12, I have had her for those 12 years, and I think I know her, and I say that there is something seriously wrong. Hearing the vet tell me that she thought she was mostly okay relieved me for a couple days, but I am back to worrying again. I am also worried that it was the vet that caused this. Think about it, dog and two cats go in the vet, but only the dog comes back out. I know there are differing opinions on animal intelligence, but I wonder if she is not worried that she is going to be next and has stopped trying... That's why I have been slow at taking her back, was trying to give her some adjustment time.
Anyways, thanks for listening. I really hope I am just over-reacting, but I have to know for sure.