Vet: Hello, I'm just calling to let you know the blood results for Darcy Dog. Anxious Dog Person: ok Vet: Well, most of his organs are ok, some changes to the kidney but that's to be expected at his age, in fact the results were pretty good for a dog of 13+ ADP: Oh that's good then.... Vet: So the main worry is the heart murmur... ADP: yes.... Vet: I think we need to start him on medication, he'll need to take it twice a day. The tablets arn't a cure as such, they're a long-term aid. We'll have to keep an eye on him and the medication will probably have to be increased as he gets older. ADP: So, these tablets, how do they help his heart? Vet: (describes how the heart stops being effective and gets bigger but weaker and needs inhibitor thingys to stop it being so ineffective and how these tablets work on the thingy etc etc etc....) ADP: Oh I see Vet: Unfortunately these tablets are a bit expensive, I'll just check the price.... (sound of fingers tapping on computer keyboard) They're £46 a month. And he'll need them permanently.....is that ok?
Dog wanders into room.He didn't hear the phone. He's quite deaf. He looks at me.