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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jalen Rose, Jan 26, 2010.
thanks :) great pyrenees and collie is a fun mix
That really is a good looking dog glimmer
Toby is my favorite dog name, as my first and best lab ever was a Toby
It’s time to make a plan with the vet.
Almost made it to 15. I’ve been a complete wreck last night and this morning.
Degenerative myelopathy is rough. He can barely tell where his back legs are at any time now, and can’t support himself. It’s like a boat trailer holding on by the chain. Starting to affect his breathing so he’s not sleeping as well either. It’s time. Can’t watch this get any worse.
Love you buddy
So sorry, man. Making the right decision for him, instead of making a decision for you, is admirable. I know you’d do anything to have one more day with him, so it says a lot about you.
It sucks but I hope you can take solace in the good times.
Thanks man. Luckily my girl is helping me to see it, because I would definitely hold on too long. This disease can turn quickly and ends with paralysis and sudden death. He doesn’t seem to be in any bad pain but we don’t want him to suffer or go on with no quality of life. The difference in his mobility overnight Saturday was stark, and the incontinence has started.
On Labor Day he came with us for a family weekend on a farm in Asheville. My guy looked like he was 10yo again, galloping around the farm like a horse. Brought a different kind of tear to my eyes.
I’m sorry for your loss Drew Swinney Esq
almost 15 years is such a great life for a dog and I know he was very much loved for every bit of it
Anyone familiar with/use this food? Saw it at the pet store and it is like half the cost of what I'm currently getting (Merrick)
No sorry. We’re an Open Farm family.
A mobile euthanasia service will be coming in 2 weeks. The only time he’s ever really stressed is at the vet, so we’re going to do it here where it can be peaceful and calm.
Mobility is a little better after a really rough Sunday. He’s getting himself up about 70% of the time, but only from a position where he sat himself down.
Dude is going to get all of the everything’s these next 2 weeks.
Happy 6th birthday to my big dumb sweet boy Gus
Day one of three complete. 82 dogs, cats and various pets taken home today.
Little Leelou, the gem of the bunch, still remains.
So my big girl, Lab/Shepherd mix, had a weird moment yesterday.
She was laying on the floor behind my desk chair, and all of a sudden she started like she'd heard something.
She stood up with her tail tucked and she was shaking, like she does when she's really scared from fireworks or something.
She didn't want to move and was acting pretty out of it, when she finally did walk toward me she was really unsteady and sort of stumbled and almost fell over at one point.
She sat down again and after about two minutes she was fine, followed me out to the living room to get a treat, totally fine the rest of the day.
Could that have been a seizure? Something else?
She might have had a stroke ? My parents dog had one and it took them a few days to realize
I’m hoping that’s just a ghosts moment. Check for ghosts.
in all seriousness, wishing good health for pup
62 more out the door today, one return from yesterday. Poor little Leelou is going to be all alone after this weekend.
Did their dog go back to complete normal after the stroke? For mine its like nothing ever happened, it may have been that but I don't have any evidence of it, not sure what it would look like though
We had one dog who had a couple strokes and you’d never think anything happened. Then she had a third and it permanently cocked her head like she was always trying to understand what you were saying.
A guy I worked with practiced some kind of chi thing and offered to do remote chi work for her. All of a sudden like three months later after the vet said it was permanent head tilt she woke up and was totally back to normal. IDK
yes, Spock was not different after but he was taken care of with a different diet and some medicine. But he got dizzy, could barely stand up and then he was ok the next day. Low energy but nothing crazy
You need to check that
Only 11 said goodbye today (we're damn near out of animals). Someone saved the best for last and Leelou finally has a home. Absolutely makes my year, I better never see her again.
This has been an absolute roller coaster. After scheduling with a recommended service that could only come in two weeks, it’s like he started telling me that’s too long. So I scheduled a different one for today.
Over the weekend, he gave us a bounce back in his mobility and energy for two great days. Long walks down to and around his favorite pond, greeting some of his buddies on their walks, picking up his toys, big tail wags.
We were both then second guessing what he had left in him. This morning he had some transient new onset confusion and it was like a cloud lifted from around me, and I knew for sure we were doing right by him today. It’s the most at peace I’ve felt in weeks.
So sorry for your loss.
it's an awful feeling but it's the most loving thing you can do for your pup at any point in his life.
It's also the most difficult thing, and so many people do hang on too long and do the wrong thing, but you did what you knew was right.
That's the only peace you can take from the situation.
RIP to your good boy.
Today has been bad.
Our 8 year old girl, Gracie, had what we thought was a papilloma on her lip for the last couple of months, but it kind of shifted recently. We brought her to the vet Friday and they said they expected cytology results in 2-3 weeks. We got them today. It appears to be a high-grade Mast Cell tumor. We set the next available appointment at a local veterinary oncologist. Hoping for some good news or a path out of this.
Gracie looks like she has a lot left in her. Her phone number is showing on the dog tag though.
I’m sorry for your loss. Tough as it is, you did the right thing.
I hope everything turns out fine, this is a nightmare of mine
Holy shit how old is that remote ?
It's at least 13 years old and non-backlit.
My receiver broke so I had to pull out my backup Yamaha receiver and he got hold of the remote.
Had to order a used one off of Ebay.
We are picking up this little guy today through an adoption agency. 2yo pug that was recently given up by an older lady. His name is Max. He's a bit overweight based on his previous feeding habits and exercise so hope to knock him down several pounds. I hear pugs are a special kind of dog so any tips are appreciated. This will be our second pup, rescued a mixed pit (50lbs) about 12 years ago. Hope my old lady (current dog) is cool with him, I am sure she will be.
Jelly, want another pug so bad... Congrats man.
So like all short snout breeds, don't let them get overheated, short walks and limit time outside.
Clean their folds all the time so they don't get dirty and smelly and infected and cause skin problems.
Keep an eye on their ears as well, they can get dirty and infected easily.
Be careful of things they could hit their eyes on since they protrude.
Enjoy all the snores and farts and cuddles.
Just out of curiosity, where in the US are you located and was it a breed specific rescue?
I'm always curious about pugs in rescue, usually they are older or have major medical issues due to older owners, finding a young and relatively good health pure pug is rare
I'm in Cincinnati. I'll get the specific paperwork today when we pick him up and I can PM you details if you want.
no worries, I appreciate it but its all good, semi-professional curiosity is all.
Congrats again man!
wasn’t sure if I should post this here or the hangover thread. Happy Saturday to all the good dogs out there
Leelou got returned today :(
ugh, I'm sorry dude, i hate that these people don't even give them a chance to succeed
It's probably for the best. They put her in a kennel all day and when they let her out she's too excited. That's why she got returned.
Good news. Oncologist said it hasn’t metastasized, only going to the localized lymph node. Surgery November 9th, with chemo and she should be back barking at Amazon in no time.
lol'd looking at this photo and then your profile pic
my boxer hasn't really showed a penchant for destroying stuff until she found a bunch of my wife's hats and gnawed at like 5 of the bills.
I know that shameful look back well.
Spoiler: Don’t care still cute tho
Getting the boy neutered Friday. Small dog just under a year old. Never had a dog neutered myself. Any tips/what I should expect recovery wise?
It's best if you help him clear the pipes a couple times a day
Our foster Chi is going for a meet and greet right now, seems like the lady will want him.
Going to miss that little yapper, he's our longest term foster yet, 10 months
Not that anyone here needs a reminder of how things are in the world.
Dog found outside a pawn shop in Georgia