Post by Rope Post by Donegal Paul
Our 12 year old Golden Retriever that is.
Shat all over the hall when we got up this morning which is not
like him at all, we had noticed that he's not as active this last
month or so, and i noticed he looked decidedly thin (but no loss of
appetite) this last week.
Bummer, you have my sympathies- similar thing happened Ben, to one
of our Old English - he had already survived a cancerous growth in
his jaw at 7 years, but had similar symptoms to your dog at around 12
Post by Donegal Paul
So, there you go, not long back from 't vitenery after having him
put down. Suprisingly quick........and emotional :-(
Yup - a few tears were shed for Ben as we held his head as he was put
to sleep. Then a year later his mate Emma started loosing weight, no
obvious illness symptoms, but every time she ate she puked. We put
her in to the vets for a check up, and they phoned to say they had
found a massive tumour - she was still under general, and they
recommended we allow them to put her to sleep before she came out -
so we didn't even get the chance to say goodbye.
And for us emotional peeps that appreciate our pets, that makes it all
the more difficult.
Not long after I started work (mid 80's) our Daxie started to lose
weight and wasn't at all well. It turned out to be a trapped nerve
that worked the stomach. Due to the (particular) nerve being trapped
although he was eating he wasn't able to digest the food, so he
basically starved to death.
Whilst my parents were away I was taking him to the vets regularly,
given the fact that he had difficulty walking and couldn't keep his
food down. Being 17 I was fleeced better than an old sheep the welsh
want to pretend is lamb. For sure.
The vets 'tested' him for various things that might be wrong, such as
poisoning, but to no avail.
When my parents came back off their hols, the first morning back at
work my dog lay under the table and I could see the lack of life in his
eyes. When my parents took him to the vets they were told 'you do know
he is dying, don't you. Would you like to go home and think about it?'
Think about it? I'd spent a small fortune on a dog with a supposed
illness that turned out to be a back problem, that the then vet was
unable to diagnose and had subsequently squeezed a large amount of
money from us *because they knew know better* and at that point in time
was beyond saving. The bloody vet had allowed the dog to starve to
Anyway, we lost a dog last year (after 19 years), not all vets are bad.
In actual fact, that Daxie shouldn't have lasted over 7 except the vet
we went to recognised the problem that he had with his back.
SBS#11 (with oak-leaf cluster)
Real burds don't take hormones, they rage naturally