Some of you who we've seen over the holidays may have already heard that Corser had been diagnosed with bladder stones a couple of months ago. This was a result of lack of fluid intake and too much inactivity (i.e. he wasn't thirsty enough to drink a lot, and therefore not peeing enough to flush out his system). His vet, Dr. Shari O'Neill, had him on a special diet that would reduce &/or help prevent the stones from forming, but unfortunately it did not dissolve the stones that were already there.
So we dropped him off for his surgery today. Here is a write-up about the procedure that Russell found online. He's due to come home by late afternoon, and he'll likely be a doped-up groggy-doggy due to the anesthesia and pain meds. I'll be updating on his status, and posting pics of the pathetically tragic expressions he is able to muster once he wakes up.
Space-dog cone, here we come!