Just Adopted A Very Old Dog ...

Talk about diets, exercise, and disease.
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Postby Beowulf » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:42 pm

Thank you so much for taking in that pretty Princess! It comforts me to know that someone like you who will see her through to the end.

Best of luck to you. :thumbsup:

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Postby porchcricket13 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:48 pm

Benadryl will relax her making it easier to breathe and make her cough less...but I don't believe it has any bronchial dilating properties

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Postby Gypsy » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:51 pm

:peace: :peace: I so enjoyed reading that story...I dont really know about seniors, but you are definitely her angel, she definitely deserves better and looks like she's found it. :headbang:

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Postby Emily » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:00 pm

Hey Dingo! Glad to see you're back and it looks like you're getting some pretty good advice for your new old dog. Princess Thylacine is a gem and she's unbelievably lucky to have found her way to you.

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Postby tiva » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:04 pm

Can you tell us more about the wonderful new bronchial dilators? My elderly dog is panting more now that it's warmer, and the vets can't find anything wrong with her. One vet suggested a tracheo-scope to see if a bronchial dilater would be useful.

That's so sweet of you to adopt an old girl. We have two very old ladies (14 yo husky mix, 13 yo pit bull), and we let them decide how much they want to run around. On cooler days, they do a lot more, I must say. The heat really seems to hit them hard at this age.

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Postby suzi » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:55 pm

Whoops!!!..... :oops: Princess.... :)

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Postby Nickdawg » Fri May 01, 2009 1:10 am

awwww I love her :inlove: how wonderful she is with you now :)
as far as care etc. my dog had significant arthritis and some of my thoughts... cartropen injections can help with the arthritis - definitely an anti-inflamatory, pain med as well... either regular or after a busier day, these dogs often don't show pain even when it hurts... lifting and helping her up - not letting her overdo play, shorter more frequent walks than longer ones... making sure she can make it back the distance you decide to go...

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Postby FBODGRL » Fri May 01, 2009 11:25 pm

I have no advice, but wanted to say congrats on your new addition.

She is lucky to have you!

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Postby MaGeeDog » Fri May 01, 2009 11:34 pm

From an ex-rescuer who watched old dogs wait and wait, let me say THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!

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Postby bethh » Sat May 02, 2009 8:45 pm

I think you're terrific! What a great thing to rescue a senior. My experience with seniors is different with each one. One of my pooches was arthritic - we exercised her slowly at her own pace. She got body rubs from the family every night till she fell asleep. My other dog didn't care to be touched and you'd never know he was a senior except for his muzzle turning white.

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Postby EmmasMom » Sat May 02, 2009 9:45 pm

Thank you Thank you Thank you for adopting her! She's gorgeous!!! I love her gooshy, lovey eyes!

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Postby suzi » Wed May 13, 2009 1:41 pm

Update?

How is Princess? Settled in?

Hope all is going well!

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Postby Angela Adams » Wed May 13, 2009 6:08 pm

suzi wrote:Update?

How is Princess? Settled in?

Hope all is going well!


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Postby FBODGRL » Wed May 13, 2009 6:24 pm

Angela Adams wrote:
suzi wrote:Update?

How is Princess? Settled in?

Hope all is going well!


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Postby titan » Wed May 13, 2009 7:01 pm

I love when people adopt a senior. They should have a home, they still have a lot of love to give. Listen I am not trying to be a salesman but if she has arthritis and/ or joint pain I own a company that has come out with a holistic supplement and would set up an account so you get a large discount. I have a senior dog and love him dearly so I would do this for someone who rescued a senior. Just PM me and I will send you the site so you can look it over.

Got to love the grey face!!


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