I don't want to hijack your thread, Geewillikers, but when I was brushing Gem's tail yesterday he dropped and I noticed his penis was quite dirty, and Tom noticed a few days ago that his pee was orange. Gem does have a tendency to kick, and I'm quite nervous about being kicked.
The vet's coming out tomorrow and Gem's going to be sedated to have x-rays taken and to get his feet trimmed, should I just ask the vet to clean him, and if I should, should I supply the excalibar or would the vet have it?
After he gets clean if the vet can do it, or show me how to do it, what is the best way to go about desensitizing him if he kicks? Should I use a long stick so I stay out of the kick range, or should I stand right up against his back leg and try and touch him?