Preparing for the End
My 14 year old girl Ozzy was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and given pills. During her next check up she hadn't gained any weight and was still having diahreah. Ozzy's vet gave her an ultrasound and found a lesion on her colon. Without surgery he cannot tell if it is malignant. He seems adverse to doing the surgery given her age and thyroid diagnosis.
I asked how long she may live with the lesion and he couldn't say. It could be months. It could be longer (or shorter).
Ozzy is very energetic. Her eyes are bright and she is still "good old Oz" inside. Looking at her you would never know that the end is near. Which makes this really hard.
I'm trying to appreciate the time I have left with her, and am treating her like a queen. How can I prepare her and myself for what I know is coming? My heart is already breaking.
Tips to Train Your Dog at Home
Home dog training allows you the advantage of watching your puppy or dog transform from a mischievous menace into a well-behaved and obedient pet; and this happens in the privacy of your home. However, if you decide to call the dog trainer, here are 5 tips for in-home dog training.
What breed do you think my dog is?
I'm trying to figure out what breed my dog is. When I got him I was told he was a lab/pit mix. But I'm not convinced. He kinda has the face of a pit, but he is not stocky at all, he is actually very skinny (not unhealthy-the trainer said he won't gain weight cause of his high energy) and he's very tall.
my gysmo died suddenly... and ideas why?
My baby boy gysmo was only 4 years old. Perfect health we take him to the vet regular to check him over. Anyway I let him out side yesterdayas we always do. I thought something was wrong when he did not come back when I called him at 2:30 just 2 hours after been let out. At 7pm when he hadent come back I decided it was time to go looking.... half hour later I found him in the field behind my house in the bushes close to my garden. He looked like he had been attacked at first look but I brought him home and realised all the blood had come from inside his ear..... no cut at all like I first thought.... autopsy is out of the question I don't have those kind of funds.... but i just want to know what happened to my baby gysmo..., any help or ideas. I miss him so much
Are Puppy Hiccups a Call for Concern?
In general puppies and dogs do not experience hiccups, but what about those rare occasions when they do? What can you do to help your pet through a spasmodic episode of hiccups?
Sadly my 6yr old English Setter has been diognosed with rectal casinoma, he has had a CT scan which shows it has not spread anywhere else but the tumor is 12cm so they cannot operate.Apart from straining, you would think nothing was wrong, at the moment no other outward signs.The vet has given him Previcox as it is said in some dogs it slows down the tumor, also to give him lactolose twice a day. It's been suggested a high fibre diet, to bulk up his stools but still keep them soft and easy to pass.Can you suggest anything else I could do to help him, eg. anything to try and slow down the growth.
Standard American Bulldog or Dogo Argentino?
What is the common health Issues concerned with Dog and How to Prevent Them?
Every one love their Dog and undoubtedly want him to live a
long and healthy life. What are the common health issue that should be taken
care of and suggest the ways to prevent them.
When a veterinary pharmacist is prescribing medication for your pet, What are the questions you usually ask?
Whether your pet is suffering from a short term or chronic
illness, it is important to understand the medication and monitor the pet’s
intake and response. So, what should be the prescribed questions to be asked
for proper medication?
I have an elderly cat that for the last 14 1/2 years was silent at night. For the last six months or so, he has begun vocalizing in the middle of the night (up to 3 different times during the night). Each "song" is exactly 8 meows long and they are sort on long drawn out meows ending with a sound like a question. I snuck up on him one time as he was doing this and he was laying (with his head up) in his recliner and his eyes were closed as he carefully enunciated each meow. I softly spoke his name and his head spun around and his eyes were like huge pools of black ink (it was pretty funny). He does this every night and my husband and I count the meows (always 8) and it almost sounds like he is practicing, trying to shape his little kitty lips to the perfect "O" to create the exact sound he is looking for. He is very agile and loving and he has a lot of little rituals that he plays out every day and this seems like a new one. We like to say he suffers from COCD (cat obsessive compulsive disorder). Has anybody else seen this behavior and more importantly, have any idea WHAT and WHY he is doing this?
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