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The hu-dad is chuckling at how many weird google searches will land on this post with that title, but this is a decidedly family oriented blog. Though these pictures are exposing more of Kodiak than you have ever seen before.
We actually need to go back 7 weeks for our story. We told you about the vet visit for all 6 dogs and said things looked good, but we were waiting on lab test results. Everyone was good except Kodiak, who showed a little depressed white blood cell count and elevated bilirubin in his urine. Those readings were still in normal ranges, but enough different to monitor.
Fast forward to last week and we noted that Kodiak had lost a pound since the vet visit and was not looking the way we want. Back for more blood tests and urinalysis where red blood cells were detected in his urine.. Yesterday, Kodiak had an ultrasound performed. The good news is that no masses or tumors were detected. There were signs of a urinary tract infection and a sterile urine sample was taken (meaning, they take the sample directly from the bladder with a needle). We are still left with the mystery of why he has lost weight and exactly what is the infection he has (they may or may not be related), but good results so far in what we have ruled out.
Sorry for the lengthy set-up, but an ultrasound requires, well, exposure. First there is the IV, which creates what we affectionately call the reverse poodle look.
But don’t think anyone will notice that considering where else had to be shaved:
Don’t think that hair will grow back by our fundraiser at Sarge’s Dog Walk, but a good cause calls for a little sacrifice. Since when is a Siberian Husky looking to add fur?
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