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sterkrazzy

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Don't let him/her be picky. Put something in front of them, they'll eat it, one day, two day, three days later. Don't worry about it going bad. They'll burry a piece of chicken in the yard and then eat it like 10 days later. Their stomachs are much different than ours.
That's just not possible anymore and it's not worth putting him through that. It's more important that I keep him eating and that he gets his pain pills twice a day. If he stops eating and I can't get him to eat his pills I just feel like he's going to spiral downward and it'll be over for him. Last week I didn't think he had more than a couple weeks left. About 5 months ago he pretty much stopped walking entirely until I got him to the vet and on some pills/therapy. It's amazing he's still going.
 

Daks

Autocross Champion
That's just not possible anymore and it's not worth putting him through that. It's more important that I keep him eating and that he gets his pain pills twice a day. If he stops eating and I can't get him to eat his pills I just feel like he's going to spiral downward and it'll be over for him. Last week I didn't think he had more than a couple weeks left. About 5 months ago he pretty much stopped walking entirely until I got him to the vet and on some pills/therapy. It's amazing he's still going.
Ok - I agree, I didn't know he was old. Give the guy the world. Steroids are awesome when they are near their end. Good luck man.
 

sterkrazzy

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Thanks. He's on tramadol, gabapentin, and novox. Then recently they got him on some chinese hindquarter weakness pills. He's gotten an adequan injection every week for almost 5 months now. Sometimes he gets cold laser therapy. We tried acupuncture last week, but that went terrible. He hated it and I can't believe the vet continued without a muzzle. Just been doing everything I can. I even buy socks for him and then grab a needle and thread and modify those socks in a way that helps him walk. It helps keep his foot pointed forward instead of down when he picks his foot up, so when he puts his foot back down he steps on the bottom of his foot like he's supposed to instead of walking on the tops of his feet and dragging his knuckles. It helps to a point, but without them he's all over the knuckles. At least with the socks he can be a little more independent.
 

sterkrazzy

Autocross Champion
I took this a couple days ago. He was having a pretty good day here. 5 minutes after the video he was dragging his feet though, but then another 5 minutes after that and he was walking around with a toy.

 

sterkrazzy

Autocross Champion
Almost every night after dinner he brings me this toy to put treats in it for him.

 

Daks

Autocross Champion
Hang in there man and just enjoy the time you have with him. I remember taking one video of my old pup days before he passed - I'm glad I did.
 

sterkrazzy

Autocross Champion
Here's an old video I remembered I had. There was a fire department just down the road so fire trucks and ambulances were always driving by with their sirens on. He started doing this on his own at some point, but I only caught it on camera this one time.

 

Charlotte.:R

Autocross Champion
Hang in there man and just enjoy the time you have with him. I remember taking one video of my old pup days before he passed - I'm glad I did.

I did the same, I really can't even watch it now. I went searching through old phones and memory cards for videos when he was a pup to preserve the memories. Sucks when they get old.


Bernie and Taylor.jpg
 

dtfd

Go Kart Champion
Let's bump this thread.

Here's my boy Dr. Henry Jones Jr. (Indy for short)

And here's what his sharp nails mixed with fatass did to my rear seat back when I was only using a blanket stolen from an airline over my seat.
 

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Dog Dad Wagon

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Dogsitting at my parents house for a week while they help my sister move into her first house over in LA.

we got him the summer I graduated high school, and I stayed home through college so he’s very much my little brother still. Miss this little chicken so much.
 

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