Dr T: We went through his stool sample, and I have to tell you that all of us back there found it pretty entertaining!
Dr T: I mean it! Did you look through that sample before you brought it in?
Us: Well, kind of. Charlie had some brown rice for dinner last night, and we could see the grains in his poop.
Dr T: Yes, brown rice. But did you see what else was in there?
Us: I don't know; maybe not... like what?
Dr T: Like, for example, a hairball. There was a hairball in there! None of us have ever HEARD of a dog having hairball problems.
Us: Well, he has been shedding a lot lately and he's been itchy so he bites himself...
Dr T: And there were almonds. WHOLE almonds! Several of them.
Dr T: There was all kinds of stuff in there! But he'll be fine --- I'm sure it's just something he ate.
And he is. Fine, that is. And the vets and techs at our clinic got a few laughs today. Not a bad trade in my book. :)