This morning I took Gus back to the vet to get his pain patch removed. He’d been pretty good about leaving it alone to do its work. When the vet-tech removed it they discovered a red irritated skin area where the patch was. The vet put some ointment on it, and it already seems to be healing some. He doesn’t seem to mind it much the tough guy.
His weight is even a little up. He’s starting to feel a little bony in spots with age, but is far from frail. His only souvenir from the experience is that he has developed a loud slurping sound when trying to get the last bits off the plate. I wonder, will be a permanent change?