Arthritis Checkup

We traveled to town yesterday for Natasha’s regular arthritis checkup and laser treatment. Nothing like a spa day to feel good.

Natasha enjoys the view from the waiting room window before her arthritis checkup.

Natasha enjoys the view from the waiting room window.

Natasha loves her bi-weekly laser treatments at the Animal Hospital of Waynesville, but Hu-Dad might have failed to mention her physical exam. Suddenly, spa day turned into exam day. Fortunately, the vet techs know the magic elixir – peanut butter.

I will just hang out behind you, Hu-Dad.

Wait. I might come out from behind Hu-Dad for PB!

Good results. The nearly two-pound cancerous mass that was removed in an emergency surgery last July continues to show no sign of returning. Yes, that marks an amazing year since that scare and we are thankful for every day.

The arthritis continues to progress slowly, but not at an alarming rate. We will post some more on her treatments next week. In the meantime, we celebrate the good vet visit yesterday.

Told you that was going to be easy, Hu-Dad.

Told you that was going to be easy, Hu-Dad.

Thanks as always to the Animal Hospital of Waynesville for their terrific care.



  1. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on July 19, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Mom, Ice’n Ebby ALL say: So happy to hear that ‘Tasha’s “spa day” had such wonderful results! Long live the Queen!

  2. Juno's mom on July 19, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I’ve used green lipped mussel in my dog’s and cat’s food for some time, along with acupuncture. It’s primarily given to address arthritis and showed dramatic results in my cat who’d limped previously, but no longer. I buy Super Snouts joint powder, pure green lipped mussel and nothing else.

  3. Lori on July 19, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Oh Natasha what beautiful news!!! It was a good dat at the… er, um… spa!!!

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