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10-09-2014 11:59 AM
T U N D R A OK I'm over 50 years old here and reading these posts actually made me cry.
Especially the one about Misty! WHO DOES THAT..??
My Tundra is only 5 and ~such~ a good girl.. but I remember before I got her we adopted a GSD from the local animal control shelter.. and she was gone within days. Warblers disease and the vet said the lethal part/end just happened to strike when I adopted her.. I remember not believing how much it HURT losing a dog I had only bonded with for 5 days, but it did. I remember when I first got her how she just laid down right away, but her eyes followed me all over the place, those beautiful, soulful eyes.. she was the grey/silver GSD and I had looked for one for so loong.. then within days, she was gone. A very, very ~sweet~ dog.. and yes even though our time together was so brief, I loved her.. my daughter was still in elementary school, and it was hard on us both.. how these creatures seep into your heart so easily! I can't imagine losing my Tundie.. my thoughts are with you.
06-20-2014 05:58 AM
Sabis mom
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Originally Posted by wolfstraum View Post
It takes a very long time for Rimadyl to affect the dog's kidneys.....realistically, much longer than Heidi will need it...don't be afraid to use it....

Are you sure this is HD and not DM ???? Many people assume that when a dog has rear end issues as a senior it is dysplasia when it is actually DM....I found that Metacam helped my old girl Alice....she lost alot of strength in teh rear and I helped her get about with a sling at the end....

Enjoy every moment you have, dogs don't perceive their own passing, so keep your spirits up and keep her happy too

Lee
Sabi used Metacam as well and it helped until the DM had progressed to far. The Metacam is safer then Rimydal and we used it on an as needed basis.

I to became obsessed with the ending, and came to the same conclusion. I was making my dog miserable worrying about me. In the end we just carried on as if nothing was wrong, just a bit slower.

Treasure every second.
06-20-2014 05:09 AM
Wicked Seraphim I am going through something similar and this wonderful group of caring, generous, kind hearted people gave me wonderful advice and support in this thread you might find wonderful to have too: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-eve-now.html

Novox, Tramadol, Dasuquin /w MSM (nutramax laboratories), Purina Veterinary Diet JM (joint mobility) Canine Formula. Adequan injections are going to start in August so she's all set for fall and winter. All good things to take a look into for Heidi.
06-17-2014 01:00 PM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom
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I think the Rimadyl helps her to feel better, which is paramount. Her rear end is getting weaker and weaker and now gives out frequently. I had a revelation though. I have been making Heidi into a burden, worrying about her all the time until it had become almost an obsession, which Heidi doesn't want. Not going to do it anymore. We are enjoying the late winter of Heidi's life every day and will face what's ahead when it comes.

That is a wonderful way to look at it.Stiil in my thoughts and prayers.
06-17-2014 12:48 PM
wolfstraum It takes a very long time for Rimadyl to affect the dog's kidneys.....realistically, much longer than Heidi will need it...don't be afraid to use it....

Are you sure this is HD and not DM ???? Many people assume that when a dog has rear end issues as a senior it is dysplasia when it is actually DM....I found that Metacam helped my old girl Alice....she lost alot of strength in teh rear and I helped her get about with a sling at the end....

Enjoy every moment you have, dogs don't perceive their own passing, so keep your spirits up and keep her happy too

Lee
06-17-2014 12:43 PM
Bridget Great quotes, thanks!
06-17-2014 11:15 AM
pyratemom I'm so glad your baby is getting some relief from the Rimadyl. I used it for Pyrate and it did seem to help him.
06-17-2014 10:44 AM
Shade I'm glad the Rimadyl is helping and she's feeling better

Here are some of my favourite quotes regarding worry. The first is a personal favourite:

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ~ Bill Keane

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ~ Mother Teresa
06-17-2014 10:39 AM
Bridget I think the Rimadyl helps her to feel better, which is paramount. Her rear end is getting weaker and weaker and now gives out frequently. I had a revelation though. I have been making Heidi into a burden, worrying about her all the time until it had become almost an obsession, which Heidi doesn't want. Not going to do it anymore. We are enjoying the late winter of Heidi's life every day and will face what's ahead when it comes.
06-11-2014 11:43 AM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom So happy to hear that Heidi's feeling bettter.
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