Anyway, Maxwell, his harness, collar & tags weighed in at 6lbs even. I mention the "add ons" because being so small they're sure to add on a few oz, kwim? I did have a concern about his ear tips being dry/loosing hair. This has been going on for quite a while. It was nothing that I had major concerns about because it hasn't gotten any worse & doesn't bother him at all so I hadn't brought it to their attention just yet. I've actually noticed Matilda has the same sort of problem as well but hers isn't so bad or maybe we can't notice it because of her darker skin? Anyway, the vet went on about thyroid problems, etc & how we could test him for that, if that didn't come out positive than they could do a biopsy. For a little dry skin & little hair loss I didn't really want to go into that if at all possible. He shows no other symptoms of thyroid problems but of course, if he develops them I'm all for having him tested. She did however, suggest giving him some Welactin on a regular basis. I didn't ask but I'm thinking it could be beneficial to the other pups as well and I have heard many people talk about a fish oil suppliment.
I was very proud of Maxwell though. Besides him trying to continually burry himself in my armpit he did very well. Nervous of the handling/exam? Sure. But he didn't as much as show his teeth or make a peek during his blood test & vacs so I was very happy! And his ole toofers look FANTASTIC which thrilled me since my other 3 all have teeth issues. And his cherry eye, still protruding a tad but as I told the vet it has really improved as it is now in more than out (like it was before) and when it is out it's not sticking out as much as it used to. Perhaps with some more time it will completely resolve on it's own. One can hope anyway. As long as it doesn't get worse so it needs surgery - that's the important part!
I leave this with a cute picture of my little snuggle buddy, Mama's boy. Appropriate for his little "adventure" the other day. This time...he is prepared for a little hike. hehe