Andy took his first trip the vet as our pet. The check for an ID chip was negative. He got all the vaccines and normal tests. Bad news- he has heart worms! The vet took an extra blood test to send out to verify the result before we begin treatment.
If anyone reading this has access to a small kennel, we will be needing to use one for about 3 months. Part of the treatment is that the dog has to stay calm and at ease during the treatment. So we will need to keep him in a kennel when we are not home.
It's fascinating. This 15 pound dog fell into our lives (and hearts), and has brought us so much joy. Tonight we are feeling very sad.