I don’t know about you, but going to the vet is not my favorite thing to do. It ranks right up there with getting a bath, and I’ve had to endure both events this past week!
Mom thinks it’s important that I get a check-up every year, and today was the day. The vet listened to my heart and lungs and felt all around my body. He said everything looks great and I’m very healthy. We must live in an area that is prone to aliens, because every year he puts the alien probe in my bottom, but luckily there have never been any signs of aliens. I don’t know what happens if they find aliens, and I don’t want to find out! I also had to get my rabies vaccination, but I didn’t even flinch when he poked me with the needle. Here I am looking unhappy, but safely seat-belted in, during my trip to the vet.
But wait….on the next seat over is Nutmeg Hamster. He went to the vet with me.
Nutmeg has had dry, flaky skin and has been shedding so mom took him with me to the vet to be sure he didn’t have ringworm. The common reasons for skin problems in hamsters include mites, ringworm, age-related health issues, or nutritional deficiencies. She didn’t think it was ringworm or mites but wanted to be sure so she asked the vet to shine his special ringworm detector light on Nutmeg. He didn’t glow, so it’s not ringworm. He also doesn’t show any signs of having mites. Mom will give him a little different food to see if that helps his skin. Nutmeg isn’t bothered by his flaky skin but mom would like to try to make it better.
After the trip to the vet, both Nutmeg and I were glad to be home. Nutmeg went back to his 3-story cage (here he’s in his travel cage) and I got to hang out with mom & dad and then take a nice nap. Since my two least favorite things were forced upon me this week, I should have an entire year of Indulgence ahead of me.