so, we took maia to the vet today. her checkup was mostly unremarkable, except that the vet detected the possibility of a slight heart murmur… but she said it could just be nerves. she didn't seem all that concerned, so i guess we won't be, either.
but, later in the afternoon, we got a call to let us know that she has hookworms. ew. i read a bunch about them and she doesn't really seem symptomatic, so i'm a little confused. the vet was closed by the time we got the message, so we'll be going in tomorrow to ask more questions and pick up her meds.
otherwise, she was basically good to go. she has an itchy patch on her leg that we will treat with cortisone ointment, and she's the proud owner of a new microchip. she got lots of treats and attention while she was there, so all in all it was a good trip.
*shakes fist at hookworms*