My terrier mix will be 16 in November. She has been having issues off and on with her hips. On bad days I have to help her up from a sitting position. We have started some new anti inflammatory and pain meds that seem to be helping some what. But the newest thing we have noticed is that she eats and drinks more!! I mean she eats like she hasn't eaten in days!! Also she seems confused and roams around the house and sometimes just walks in circles around the coffee table. She is also having more and more accidents inside as well. She will go outside for 5-10 min and then as soon as she comes inside she will go #2!! I know she is old and I don't want her to suffer but I am having a difficult time making that decision myself! I feel like there is something else we can try but the vet doesn't seem to think so! She has been a part of our family since she was 8 weeks old and just because she is old and more difficult to take care of I don't want to just give up!!! Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you
Boxer with prostate cancer
Our Boxer will be 8 years old this month and was dx. last week with prostate cancer. The specialist informed us that it had not spread, and was caught very early, however, she indicated that it could not be surgically removed due to the location. The tx. options she gave were to have him on antibiotics for the infection caused by the tumor, and the use of Metacam, a non steriod anti inflamatory drug to help with pain, inflamation, and can often shrink the tumor. The other option was IV chemo. ev. 3 wks. for 5 treatments. The worse part of the news is that she said on ave. he would live about 3 to 4 months. without chemo., and maybe 4-6 months with chemo. Not only is chemo very expensive, and requires him to go thru the treatments, but it doesn't buy us much time. She did say that dogs usually don't have the same bad side effects with chemo. that humans have, but didn't push it either. We love our Rocky so much, and we are all devistated and don't want to lose him. Does anyone know of a similar case and if the 3-6 month survival sounds accurate, or if they know of a dog having success with surgery. Since he's been on the extended antibiotic and Metacam, he is acting like his self. Eating fine, urinating well, playing etc. Any advise would be welcomed.
Large dog needs large healthy chews
Hello everyone, I have been in the market researching about healthy chews for large and x-large dogs but haven't really found a good product. So, I decided to come up with a product that is healthy and strong enough for large dogs to enjoy. What are you doing to keep your dogs busy, content and occupied so that they're not chewing on furnitures, sofas, shoes and other items around the house? I look forward to hearing back. Regards,Neil
MUGZY the PUUGZY
READY FOR STUDDING 1 1/2 YR OLD MALE PUG DARK FAWN IN COLOR, "we are in the Sacramento CA. area.CONTACT: email@example.com, Darryl Kent@facebook.com (916)910-4146.
Looking to stud my male pug Muzy, he has a dark color fawn coat, which by the way is an unusual color. a very spunky personality, a real character.1 1/2 yrs of age. first post has a typo in the age, sorry!
Looking to stud my male pug Mugzy. He is a dark color fawn, people say he has a unusual color. 11/2 yrs of age. quite a personalty he has.
My beloved ginger girl Tomita passed away
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MY beautiful Mexican deer head chihuahua ! I am his 3rd owner and he is a dear !
Cat experiences shared
I was reading through the blogs how people were hurt from the passing of theirsweet pets. It is hard to lose your friend. We lost our angel also. We were so hit with grief It hurt meaning literally hurt. I took our angel and prepared her. I was hoping she had a seizure and will awaken, stupid when I know better. No she passed on. We had her cremated. It was evil how people try to take advantage of you. I called 5 places to arrange for her cremation. Each place had a different price with different rules set by themselves to profit not take care of the grieving person. I am very educated but pain and loss had no difference to the pain. I kept my head level while checking around. I finally went to Bideawee in NY. They were respectful, kind and fair in price. I called for the appointment in the morning and she was done by 4 pm. This was prefect, we could grieve her at a showing private and knew whose cremations we were getting. That was my worry, many places mix and do not give you the pet you had. By keeping my head just clear enough ensured I got my cat back and done properly. MY cat hissed and hissed when she woke up as though she did not know where she was. She had a generic problems for breathing, she was dump by her mother for snoring and IBS. She could not eat any beef, and it had to be her way or the highway. She was a true alpha ruler with a sweet kindness to her pet parents. She would tap you when she wanted extra fresh water or more food. She would examine the food for her pet sisters and brothers before the food could be distributed. She was a character who was part dog and part bat. We will miss her always. We knew we would loss her first but she was with us for a short time. We gave her a good clean, healthy, satisfying life. She was my driving buddy when I went out. She went everywhere with me and loved it. This is my darling angel. I express all comfort and healing to you all. It does get better with time. I know I can never never never replace her nor do I wish to. It would be a true hard class to fulfill. She was a Pixie-Bob American Curl with unique characteristics, but I loved her for her sweet personality. I raised her from 2wks old when she was dumped. It was the fact she was a true fighter for life that I made me love her. She enjoyed life. I will try to take this on as a human. This will be a hard act to follow. People do not take to people losing cats. So stay away from them. Go to people who have cats, go to places with cats, only there will you get understanding. You had a lose so go where people understand cats. I wish you all peace and it get better with time. Keep the spirit of your little one in your heart where it will continue on regardless. That is what these special angels leave for us.
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