Getting a Dachshund to pee in a cup

Yesterday Cocoa went to Northwest Veterinary Clinic to get her senior profile taken. This is a comprehensive blood test that is recommended for dogs over ten. Cocoa needed it to make sure her liver is okay for the surgery to remove her thyroid tumor. The liver metabolizes the anesthesia. We’ll get the results in a couple of days.

The vet also needed a urine sample. Do you know hard it is too get a miniature dachshund to pee in a cup? Well, actually it was a tiny tray. When the vet tech handed it to me I said “you’re kidding right?”

So we left with our bag of goodies and then Cocoa decided to go pee right there in the parking lot, before I could get the tray out the bag and squat down to catch it. Perfect.

Off we went to the dog park where there is always a big shiny bowl of water. And ten minutes later…success! This time I was ready, tray in hand, squating every time Cocoa paused to sniff. Good thing I do yoga.

Next, I had to suction up the “sample” with a tiny hypdermic, sans needle, and transfer it to a bottle. Then it was back in the car with Cocoa to the vet again. After all that I wanted my $155 dollars back for the test. Really? Isn’t there an easier way?

If you got a laugh out of this post, please give today…we desperately need to raise another $1300 for the surgery to remove her tumor.


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