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  1. #26
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    Not sure how similar a cat is to a dog with regards to the circulatory system. We had two birmans, brother/sister twins. One a little over a year ago started having weakness in his hand legs. Started falling, etc. One cause of this is a clot in the artery that goes to the hind legs. The artery splits when it gets to the hips and of course becomes smaller, causing the clot to lodge in that area, leading to weakness of the rear legs and eventually worse.

    He ended up dying May of last year.

    His sister started exhibiting the same symptoms a couple months later and soon after died. Sucked. What're the odds of the same cause being the cause of death of two cats within a couple months?
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  2. #27
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    This was our buddy Jakey. He was a 100lb Lab/Mastiff and he was almost 12. A vet told my wife he would have hip issues his whole life and not make it past 8 with his health issues. On his 8th birthday we had a party for him, and had a birthday for him every year after. Seriously. We got cake and party hats.
    But then he started losing weight and his back end went out on him. He could still walk a little, but he had no control over his legs. I had to “wheelbarrow” him around with a towel under his waist. I had to carry him up and down stairs, and normally he wouldn’t let me hug him, but he was ok with this. We knew it was the end, and he did too. He was ok with it.

    My wife took that picture of him when she told him he was getting a bacon wrapped filet for dinner. He loved bacon.


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  3. #28
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    Good looking pup, CA; looks like my Loki. Love the sugar-face lab mixes.

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  4. #29
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    This is Bailey. I birthed her and she lived a very very active life. She even has a doggie first decent. But now, her hips are understandably shot, but her brain is in fuck you mode.

    The best. I've had a ton of dogs over the years starting with my parents as breeders. This is the pinnacle. I fully look forward to putting that cartridge in her head. She deserves it. Her mom deserves a ton of credit too. They kept each other alive. Through some very tough times.


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    Interested to hear how the OP's pooch is doing now that he has VET/Drug intervention

    You never know

    Hoping for some good news
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  6. #31
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    He’s doing well. Still struggles but not nearly as bad.

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    seedeeppow, best to you and your bud

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    NSAIDs can be magic
    Very true. My bud Ted's dog Phoebe, a veteran ski touring dog -- some mags have run into Pheobe on tours -- has really perked up since she started a course of doggie NSAIDs.

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    Just a word of warning on meloxicam, dose very carefully. It is nasty stuff, good at the proper dose, but can cook kidneys very easily.
    Yup. Applies to humans too. I am currently on a post-TKR surgery meloxicam course. My dosing stops early next week, 2 weeks after surgery. I will likely then switch to naproxen sodium.

  8. #33
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    he is back to struggling again. Can barley get up and his back legs are just super weak.
    He has taken a couple dumps in the house because he can not get up.
    Going to vet in couple hours, maybe do some pt to get him comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skideeppow View Post
    he is back to struggling again. Can barley get up and his back legs are just super weak.
    He has taken a couple dumps in the house because he can not get up.
    Going to vet in couple hours, maybe do some pt to get him comfortable.
    I’m not far behind you. My Aussie is wobly. I make sure to walk him and even rub his lower back. In a yr, I doubt I’ll be able to watch it anymore. He’ll be 14, so it is what it is.

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    Sorry man, doesn't sound good at all.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Who's cutting onions?
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  12. #37
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    Between this thread and "It's just a dog" it's like a constant onion cutting fest.

  13. #38
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    This thread makes me very sad. Lily is 13 and still in good shape but time is marching on. Hook is 11 and he seemed pretty done at about 7 but the Rimadyl and glycoflex saved him, he acts like a puppy pretty much but he's a Bernese mix and we know the clock is ticking. I've put down a lot of dogs over the years and it has gotten harder, not easier. I really dread these next steps. I admire the people who can shoot them but I'm just not a gun guy, I just hug them while they get the shots until I know they're gone and then a little bit longer.

    Fuckin dusty in here, shit.

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