Sad day in the Shivvy house

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Shivvy, May 8, 2013.

  1. Shivvy

    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    My dog that my wife and I got together nearly 14 years ago isnt doing well. He wont eat anything. All he wants to do is drink and he throws it up not too long after. :(
     
  2. 1Vegasgirl

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    Ohhh, so sorry Shiv. Have you tried nutrical? It kind of kept our old dog going for a while and gave her a little appetite back.
     
  3. Shivvy

    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    never heard of it. what is it and can i get it at a pet store?
     
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    Sorry to hear this man. :tears2:
     
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    Bummer. :sad:
     
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    Sorry Shiv. :sad:

    We are dealing with two dogs in their ending stages now. It sucks but it's part of taking care of them.
     
  7. Shivvy

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    i thought he was going 6 months ago. then he got this huge bounce back. he was playing, eating, and being normal again. but now it was like a huge decline in behavior
     
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    that sucks
     
  9. Chief2Kick

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    Don't fuck around, his kidneys are failing. Get him to a vet.
     
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    sorry to hear. those buggers really do become a family member and its tough, real tough when times up. Put down our lab last spring and it was brutal. the whole fam sitting around the ole girl balling our eyes out. hahaa but we got a new one and life goes on
     
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    What's the plan? Are you going to take him to the vet? I can't handle this stuff...so sad. I hope your pup is ok.
     
  12. Shivvy

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    is it worth it. hes almost 18 years old
     
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    im actually chatting with my wife on gmail right now about what we're gonna do.
     
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    He might be suffering. Please, if need be, let the vet end his suffering.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. I hope he can bounce back again.

    At least take him to a vet so you know what's happening and if he can recover. 18 is a good long life for a dog.
     
  16. Chief2Kick

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    This, my dog Sadie had the same symptoms, Sadly there was't anything that could be done in her case.
     
  17. geo

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    what flathead said, shiv
    Signs of Kidney Failure

    One of the first things you may notice is that your dog drinks and urinates more than usual and indicates her need to go outside to eliminate several times a day. If not allowed to do so, the dog may begin to have housetraining accidents in the house. These signs are due to the failure of the kidneys to concentrate the urine. This results in a large urine output over which the dog has no control, with subsequent dehydration and thirst.

    As kidney function declines, the dog retains ammonia, nitrogen, acids, and other chemical wastes in her blood and tissues. This is called uremia. The degree of uremia is determined by measuring serum blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, and electrolytes.

    Signs of uremia are apathy and depression, loss of appetite and weight, a dry haircoat, a brownish discoloration to the surface of the tongue, and an ammonialike odor to the breath. Dogs at this stage may urinate less than normal. Ulcers may arise in the mouth. With the nephrotic syndrome the dog develops ascites and edema. Vomiting, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal bleeding may occur. At the end stages of kidney failure, the dog falls into a coma.

    Symptoms and Types
    Symptoms often occur gradually over an extended petriod of time. In addition, symptoms may vary and not all of those listed below will be seen in every dog:

    Vomiting
    Lethargy
    Diarrhea
    Constipation
    Depression
    Weight loss
    Increased thirst
    Lack of appetite (anorexia)
    Acute blindness
    Seizures and comas
    Blood in the urine (hematuria)
    An increase in the frequency and amount of urination
     
  18. 1Vegasgirl

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    Yes, any pet store should have. It is a High Calorie Nutritional Supplement and stimulates appetite.
     
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    Best suggestion.
     
  20. Shivvy

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    damn. that sums it up