Feb. 18th, 2017

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Just got Lucas in for his annual wellness exam. He turns 10 in April, so even though he's been showing no signs of illness lately, we were biting our nails thinking about the What If? scenarios...

We're still waiting for the results of his routine urinalysis, but all in all he has been given a clean bill of health. No heart problems, perfect teeth (her words, not mine, lol), bloodwork is uninteresting other than a slightly elevated amylase level, which she insists is not very interesting.

We did manage to trim him down by adjusting his diet, earning him the most coveted score of 5 of 9 on the body condition scale, woo hoo!

So now Lucas can be smug as hell about being a "perfect 10." Ha ha ha... Considering that Wikipedia states that in Sweden only 60% of Ragdolls live past their 10th birthday, his health is indeed impressive. I'm assuming the bad stats in Sweden (or is it Switzerland?) are because of their limited gene pool, because most sources say that the average Ragdoll lifespan is 15-22 years!

I have to wonder about Ragdoll weight, though...it's said that the males range from 15-25 lbs, and Booboo's perfect 10 is 12.7 lbs? I think the average Ragdoll weight is too high!

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