Isaac Goes to the Vet

Isaac had his very first vet visit since coming to S.N.O.R.T.!

Diagnosis? Too handsome for his own good!

Diagnosis? Too handsome for his own good!

The obvious main issue to address was his skin as he’s missing large chunks of fur on both flanks. However, we also don’t know the last time he had a good physical, bloodwork, etc. so that was all on tap for today, too.

Like most dogs, he spent most of his time listening to the sounds outside the door.

Like most dogs, he spent most of his time listening to the sounds outside the door.

First up, though, was the scale. This big boy is a whopping 63.8 pounds! However, he’s 64 pounds of pure muscle – vet said he doesn’t need to lose any weight. That’s right, he’s just a naturally big boy!

We won’t get bloodwork results for a bit but his skin scrape actually showed nothing obviously wrong, despite how he looks:

Baldy!

Baldy!

For now, we’re going to continue on good, quality, grain-free food as well as fish oil supplements, Zyrtec (to stop him from itching and making the area worse) and I’ll continue with his coconut oil rubs, as well (if nothing else it makes the apartment smell better!).

Unless the bloodwork shows a cause for the hair loss, we’ll just continue with the above plan and hope the hair eventually starts to fill in.

Happy boy

Happy boy

Despite his continued “issues” with Lucy (the poor boy has NO idea how to play or what the word “no” means – which is another post for later in the week), he is a pure lovebug through and through. Not a mean bone in his body and everyone at the vet adored him. All in all, a pretty positive visit!

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