Conrad went back to the vet on Monday, for his senior wellness check up, vaccinations, and a reassessment of two (possibly lipomas) growths — one on his belly and one behind his right shoulder.
His check up went well and he is in good health! He does get stressed at the vet, but other than that he had normal blood work. After discussing the growths with his vet again, I decided to go ahead and have them surgically removed. He is scheduled for surgery and a dental cleaning on the 25th.
I am trying not to be too apprehensive about the surgery. I bought a soft crate, since Conrad will have to rest quietly for about two weeks. I can’t figure out how to get the frame of it assembled, so it might go back and I’ll try a different approach. Conrad is so used to going up and down stairs and jumping on the furniture — he will probably feel extremely inconvenienced at not being able to do that!