Shaun gets a Checkup
As we still don't have our blood machine, every Friday we take Shaun to Animal Wellness for a blood test. His red blood cell count has been low for weeks despite him having a lot of food and regular iron injections, and he has a lump on his bottom that hasn't gone down despite anti inflammatory medications and antibiotics.
We discovered a common ailment that is likely causing Shaun's red blood cell count to be low - hook worms. We did a faecal analysis and saw them. We gave him Dewormer so we hopefully will see an improvement in next week's tests.
We also did an ultrasound and xray on the lump on his bottom, there is fluid inside so it's not a hernia, but the skin around it is very thick.
Doc Gama gave him medication for it and if in two weeks it hasn't gone we will have to do surgery.