BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Zack, Healthy Senior Citizen

Zack had a good visit to the vet yesterday.

(He gets nervous enough and doesn't need the flashy beast around to make matters worse, so no photos.)

Dr. Annette said his discolored tooth shows no signs of infection, causes him no pain and she suggested leaving it alone, just like you said kks.
That was a huge relief!

She also aspirated 2 lumps that appear to be lipomas (benign, fatty tumors), which are common in older dogs. Zack was approximately a year old when we adopted him in Oct. 2001, so he is 10+.

Dr. Annette identified the little growth on his lower, right eyelid as a meibomian gland adenoma, a benign condition, also common in older dogs. He looks like he always has dirt in his eye, but it doesn't seem to bother him in the least.

His nuclear sclerosis (senile cataracts) has not worsened since his last visit.

Overall, Dr. Annette said Zack looks great for a senior doggie and that Mom should stop worrying.

Thanks for all the good vibes yesterday...bloggie buddies are the best!

Happy Trails,


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

YAY!! Being part of a household that has had its fair share of geriatric residents (*cough*TaiChi*cough), Mom knows how stressful any visit can be. (Mom suggests that if you don't already, you should start doing blood work just to make sure there are no problems with his kidneys/liver. Also, have his blood pressure checked. It keeps you on top of stuff before it becomes big problems.) Glad to hear that the checkup was good!!!

*kissey face*

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Thanks fur sharing!

PeeEssWoo: Oh how I wish I khould go to the IRod with woo too!

Suka said...

Zack, I am so furry happy by your good news that my tail won't stop wagging! I am so glad you got a clean bill of health from the Vet. And you are 10+?! I am shocked! You don't look a day over five! You are healthy inside and out! Keep up the great work so we can have you around for another 10+!!


Stella said...

Hey Zack!

You look just fine to me too! If your hearing and your snooter work good, I'd say you were just about perfect!


Huskee and Hershey said...

Three cheers for a good vet visit!! Honestly with the problems that we pups have been giving our mom on a regular basis, NOTHING beats an all clear from the vet!!!

Sierra Rose said...

Yeah! Great news for Zack!
Big hugs and blessings to you.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Farley said...

We are so happy everything is fine Zack. You are truly a gorgeous senior citizen. Momma can rest easy, and that is always good :)

kks said...

yeh Zack!! always wonderful to get good news....:)

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Zack! A good report and no pictures!!! I agree about the blood work. Cami is 10 now and we have been having the annual blood work starting at 7 years. Zack is a handsome guy! SH

Madi and Mom said...

Way to go Zack!!!! Great News!!!
You are an inspiration to all Sr. Citizens..including my Mom!!!
Madi we will revisit that Statement.
Madi and Mom

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

YEAH!!! Zack - we love hearing great news like this. Thanks for sharing.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Anonymous said...

Zack is such a beautiful dog! He's healthy because you love him and take such good care of him...I could just give him a big hug around the neck! He looks like he's happy to be back home.


Remington said...

Congrats! I am happy you are in such great shape!

Life With Dogs said...

Superb news! Back to regularly scheduled programming? :)

MAX said...

Hey there Zack
That is excellent news! We are really pleased. You know, TAMMY has a fatty lump like that!...it makes her extra special!

Kathy said...

I am so glad to hear Zack is OK and healthy!!
Raider has one of those fatty tissue lumps, too. Fortunately it is benign and doesn't bother him.
But I know it makes us worry!
Atta boy Zack!
Belly rubs to you!
Hugs to Rama!

Ina in Alaska said...

that is good news!! As our dogs age it is so important to keep on top of their health, as you do.

When you visit, I will show you the small flaplike growth on Halle's eyelid, it too is not a problem for her and I have had it checked, both my vet and her former NJ vet said it is not a problem. Happy Packing!! xoxo

Rufus and Indie said...

We always get very worried when our friends are sick! But we are very very very happy to hear that everything is OK!

Rufus and Indie

Gloria said...

Thank God for doggie prayers answered! Keep it up Zack!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

YAY for Zack!! It's always good to get a clean bill of health!!

Woofs and Kisses!

Frankie Furter said...

Grrrreat News

Dory and the Mama said...

Go Zack!! I must say that I always find older dogs more attractive!!


Kari in WeHo said...

glad to hear he is healthy!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

So Glad to hear Zack's vet visit went well. Bambi says 10 isn't old!!! She did not not even have her lumps yet. Our Vet can't get over how good Bambi's eyes are. Clear as can be.
He says 10 is when the eyes start to get cloudy.
Is everybody in the family going to Alaska, or just you???
Licks all around, Bambi & Fern

Amber and Nala said...

Glad you got a good report Zack....you still look handsome and energetic to me. ;)


The Thundering Herd said...

Way to go Zack. We love a clean report.

Twinkietinydog said...

Love the news! I thought so yesterday, but some vets are really keen on doing needless mouth work and I didn't want to get in the middle. Zack's health report is identical to my Linguini's who is also 10+ now. That's a great medical report for large breeds at that age. Go Zack! Good mommy not to bring the camera.

Bobby said...

So pleased all went well Zack, He is enjoying his life so that's okay .

The OP Pack said...

Great report - and let's leave what is doing OK alone. Phantom fractured a tooth since his last dental cleaning last May but he is on a watch and see too. Great news on the lumps.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Alex93andme said...

That is wonderful news! Zack doesn't look 10 plus years old...he looks almost like a puppy to me. I am so glad to hear the visit when well. I know how it is to worry about these babies of ours. Love to all, Debbie and Hollydog

JackDaddy said...

Well BRAVO. I'm glad there were no extractions needed.

And I'm sure you are as well! :)

Mango said...

All clear! Good for you! It is funny how mature doggies get funny bumps, but as long as they don't bother you then who cares, right?

Sorry you get nervous at the vet. Don't worry, it happens to lots of doggies. I try to be brave but last time I went I kind of pee'd a little. Whoops.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so glad that everything is ok with Zack.. Senior dogs rock..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Emma Rose said...

Great news!

Olive said...

Aww Zack, you look great!! So happy all is well :) You stay healthy and beautiful ...

Licks and Tail Wags...


Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Oh Zack, we're roo roo rooing with joy that you're one healthy senior! Just a few extra lumps and bumps, no biggie, right?

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Thor said...

Great news about Zack!