|04-29-2014 11:56 AM|
Super quickly while I have a second -- tried the Q-tip trick at 4 AM and today on our long easy walk -- did not work at 4 AM (she just walked around with her back arched for the rest of the walk) and took 45 mins to produce a BM on our big easy walk. She didn't eat a single bite before the big long walk (despite being offered beef, chicken, & cheese - her 3 favorite foods and she hardly ever gets beef or cheese), figured maybe it was b/c she had to poo, but I finally got her to poop at 11 and she's still not eating...she licked a couple of pieces of beef....
I know there are a bunch of replies here and I have read and appreciate them all! But I've got to call the vet and maybe run an errand while she naps and then I'm sure I'll be heading out with her again
|04-29-2014 09:10 AM|
|SusiQ||I'm so very sorry that you're going through this. You are doing the most selfless thing you can do for your baby - letting her go peacefully until you meet again at the Bridge.|
|04-29-2014 12:33 AM|
|readaboutdogs||Yes the pics of them showing the personality their loved ones only get to see are the best! I agree with SuperG, all the special things you do with her and for her will make a difference for you!|
|04-28-2014 11:37 PM|
Where is the cancer?
Chemopreventive effect of the non-psychotro... [J Mol Med (Berl). 2012] - PubMed - NCBI
Colon cancer affects millions of individuals in Western countries. Cannabidiol, a safe and non-psychotropic ingredient of Cannabis sativa, exerts pharmacological actions (antioxidant and intestinal antinflammatory) and mechanisms (inhibition of endocannabinoid enzymatic degradation) potentially beneficial for colon carcinogenesis. Thus, we investigated its possible chemopreventive effect in the model of colon cancer induced by azoxymethane (AOM) in mice. AOM treatment was associated with aberrant crypt foci (ACF, preneoplastic lesions), polyps, and tumour formation, up-regulation of phospho-Akt, iNOS and COX-2 and down-regulation of caspase-3. Cannabidiol-reduced ACF, polyps and tumours and counteracted AOM-induced phospho-Akt and caspase-3 changes. In colorectal carcinoma cell lines, cannabidiol protected DNA from oxidative damage, increased endocannabinoid levels and reduced cell proliferation in a CB(1)-, TRPV1- and PPARγ-antagonists sensitive manner. It is concluded that cannabidiol exerts chemopreventive effect in vivo and reduces cell proliferation through multiple mechanisms.
|04-28-2014 10:43 PM|
It is very obvious that you love your dog....and I am sure your pup knows it too. Your situation is so very hard to be in. I had to make the decision for one of my dogs several years ago. Never had to before, like your experience, mine all passed on their own until then. It was so very very difficult but it is also hard to watch them suffer.
Love your picture....
|04-28-2014 10:23 PM|
If not framed in a conventional method...it will be framed in your mind forever...
Such a nice person to cater to your loyal Evoo...it makes more of a difference than you might imagine..It might be hard to imagine....but your actions, the love and care that has been there all along...even in the hardest of times, will make for two winners at the end of the day.
Hang in there and cherish every minute,
|04-28-2014 10:07 PM|
I have been off work since Friday and converted one of our sofas into Dog Paradise There is a ramp so she can get up and down when her hips are sore, nice soft blanket, supposedly the couch material is now water- and stain-proofed... she has been enjoying this new corner of her kingdom -- check out this picture I caught of her mid-stretch. I love pics like these that capture her goofy personality... this one will be framed for sure
|04-28-2014 08:11 PM|
This sucks so much more than I could have ever imagined.... never had to make the decision before. Every other animal I've ever owned has passed away in its sleep of old age
|04-28-2014 08:04 PM|
|Springbrz||So sorry to hear your sad news. Evoo knows you love her and that you are there for her. As heartbreaking it is, you are giving her a the greatest gift, selfless love. You are giving her freedom from her pain. Take solace in knowing Evoo will always be with you! Prayers of strength to you both.|
|04-28-2014 07:29 PM|
|readaboutdogs||So sorry you're going thru this. I'm glad too you are able to take off to spend time with her. You might consider helping her with bm, I did this with clipper as he couldn't stand or squat long enough. I found this on handicapped pets web site on their community pages with help and advice. You can click on my name and look at thread I started " I found a way". It gave him much comfort and would help you avoid some of the stressful walks. Peace to you and your girl.|
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