Friday, March 8, 2013

Our Big Boy

Tybalt has had a growth on his side for over a year now.  We knew it would be costly to have it removed so we've had to wait, but we were finally able to do it.

We decided to go to a different vet because over the past couple years the vet we used before had just gotten rude and their service was terrible plus extremely expensive.  They told us Tybalt was overweight at 90 pounds and tried to have us buy their weight loss food, they told us Tybalt's teeth were terrible and he needed their expensive dental cleaning.  So we wanted another opinion.

The vet we are now using is wonderful, the staff is amazing, we just love them.  We didn't tell them anything about our previous experience, we wanted to know what they thought of Tybalt without knowing that.  Tybalt weighed in at 109 pounds, it is winter and he usually puts on some weight, but I was shocked he weighed that much.  We were told he isn't necessarily overweight, yes he could lose about 10 pounds but not much more than that, he is just an extremely large boxer.  We told them we wanted his teeth cleaned and they asked us why.  On a scale of 1 to 4 Tybalt is maybe a high 1, there is no need to have his teeth cleaned.

Can I tell you how happy I was we went somewhere else????

We made the appointment to get his lump removed, thankfully they are 99% positive it is not cancer.  He has never exhibited signs of being sick and would have by now if it was.  So he got that removed and another one that was on his front left leg, that one was much smaller but since he had to be put under anyway why not remove that one too?

When I picked him up yesterday, he was a sad site, he was pretty drugged up.  His neck is too big for the "cone of shame" so instead he got this inflatable tube.  Poor guy, I feel bad for him, he has to wear that for two weeks until he gets his staples out.

He was pretty wobbly last night, he has to stay upstairs because he isn't supposed to go on too many stairs, we have to take him out on a leash to make sure he is careful and doesn't mess anything up.  Bella has been very sweet and protective, she is very happy he doesn't have to wear the "cone of shame", that was her biggest concern :)

We love you Tybalt and can't wait for you to be back to normal!

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