Lucia recently had her yearly checkup at the vet. She left with a clean bill of health (hooray!), but that didn’t stop me from worrying beforehand. I am sure the feeling is even worse when you have kids, but boy oh boy can it be nerve wrecking to wait on results. I should probably state up front that I get worried at any type of appointment…I am always terrified my dentist is going to tell me I have a cavity (even when I take care of my teeth religiously), or that I need to get my wisdom teeth extracted. The fact that I brace myself for the worst is probably a bad habit I need to overcome.
Anyway, I was pleased to find out that Lucia is perfect weight-wise, ear-wise, and eye-wise. The only thing we have to go through is a teeth cleaning; she’s 5 1/2 years old so it is a pretty normal situation to be in, apparently.
I am very aware that the dental procedure is relatively standard, and that my vet will do a great job. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m already feeling anxious about it. Sheesh: it isn’t even ME getting the cleaning. It just so happens that our vet only performs cleanings on certain days, and with the drop off times landing where they do, I will have to bring her in since Justin will already be at work. Does a dog dental cleaning come with some anti anxiety meds for her human counterpart? I already know I’ll lose it a little bit when dropping her off. Lucia hasn’t had to stay at a vet or kennel at any point in her life thus far, and I’ll be dropping her off for the day/she’ll be sedated for the cleaning. I can already see the look of betrayal on her beautiful face.
I haven’t had the heart to call and officially schedule her dental appointment yet…but I know it has to be soon. My baby girl needs to have some beautiful, clean teeth! It will all be ok in the end.
Please tell me I am not the only one out there who dreads scheduling procedures for their pet!