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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-11-2013, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Lazy sleeping dog!

All my girl does is lay around the house. She does not want to do anything but sleep. She gets up to go potty and back to the carpet she goes. She sleeps the whole day and whole night. Does anyone's senior do this. This is nothing new, she's been like this for a long time. And if my other dog bothers her, she snaps at him. She is quit bitchy these days. She is like sleeping beauty. Lazy lazy girl.


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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-11-2013, 05:34 PM
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How was her last check-up?

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She has had other medical issues. Cancerous tumor, which was removed, arthritis. But overall, she is just old. She has about 10% muscle left in her backend. Been trying for long time to gain muscle there, but no luck. She is just almost bone on her backend. She is on Rimadyl. She will be 13 this month.


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Have you had her since she was a pup? 13 is doing pretty good. My malamute use to like laying on cement all day in his old age.
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We got her when she was 1yr. The other family didn't have time for her with a new baby.


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I hate calling a senior "lazy" when there's a good chance that a medical problem/s may be involved. What does her vet say ... does he have her taking any medications to help with her arthritis pain or did her dr find something else besides the arthritis that may be causing her not to be active?

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My parents have a 12 year old lab, she's old and slow and has lumps and bumps. Personally, I think they've earned their rest and can sleep as much as they want. A comfy bed, food, water, love, and just enough exercise to keep them happy is all they ask for.

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All my girl does is lay around the house. She does not want to do anything but sleep. She gets up to go potty and back to the carpet she goes. She sleeps the whole day and whole night. Does anyone's senior do this. This is nothing new, she's been like this for a long time. And if my other dog bothers her, she snaps at him. She is quit bitchy these days. She is like sleeping beauty. Lazy lazy girl.


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Buddy is 11 and has arthritis and he is very much like this. I can coax him around the yard twice a day and occasionally to cuddle or to play with one of the other dogs but most of the time he just wants to sleep.
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I like what Shade said. I think your dog isn't lazy; she is just old and doesn't feel good.
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I like what Shade said. I think your dog isn't lazy; she is just old and doesn't feel good.
Exactly. When Banshee started sleeping a lot 6 months ago, we blew it off as old age. Then last week she was diagnosed with a brain tumor after a grand mal seizure and sleeping a lot is one of the symptoms. ugavet2012 made a comment on Banshee's thread about old age not being a disease.




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