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debs
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Posted - 13 May 2016 :  10:37:05 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh what wonderful news :)

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garnet
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Posted - 14 May 2016 :  5:57:48 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add garnet to your friends list Send garnet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Brilliant! So pleased to hear good news!

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Ari
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Posted - 29 Jun 2016 :  9:18:52 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The terrific terrier scared me late Saturday evening not himself at all and very poorly by morning so off to vet who thankfully do 24/7 early Sunday morning my daughter carried him in with me thinking the worst given his kidney issues. Turns out he was running a temperature from chest infection and with antibiotics is back to his 15yr old quality of life enjoying a walk and bit of run down down his favourite field tonight. It's hard when they get old so I will just enjoy every day x
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Posted - 29 Jun 2016 :  9:43:18 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad he's getting back to normal again, they know how to worry us don,t they. Our cat Thomas is 15 yrs now so getting on a bit but hoping he will last for many more years to come. My poor Arab mare has started to go blind, she's only 18yrs so not old nowadays, got her on bute and back to vets in a month to see how she is doing, just wish we could keep them going forever .
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Ari
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Posted - 29 Jun 2016 :  10:06:09 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh yes the worry never gets any less. Cats go well past 15 my girl even with thyroid got to 18. If only we could keep them forever and we do in our hearts and happy memories. Then there are happy days when pup or kitten arrives to forever home.
I am so hoping for a good prognosis for your lady, 18 for and Arab is not old. We have a big coloured cob in the yard who has lost most sight in one eye and he copes very well without the Arab savvy X

Edited by - Ari on 29 Jun 2016 10:07:05 PM
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Goldenmane
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Posted - 30 Jun 2016 :  6:05:38 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Goldenmane to your friends list Send Goldenmane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Blimey, they certainly know how to worry us and cost us money!

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barbara.gregory
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Posted - 01 Jul 2016 :  08:40:55 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbara.gregory to your friends list Send barbara.gregory a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Their old age is certainly a roller coaster ride, all the ups and downs! So pleased he is doing well. We al know the time is fast approaching when we must say good bye but it is so hard. I had the same at the end with my rescue GSD as she had CDRM.

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garnet
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Posted - 05 Jul 2016 :  7:32:43 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add garnet to your friends list Send garnet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
He's doing really well - try to enjoy each day with him and not spoil your time together by brooding on the inevitable. Easier said than done, I know.

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garnet
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Posted - 05 Jul 2016 :  7:35:15 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add garnet to your friends list Send garnet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've just looked back through all this thread and seen that I said the same thing nearly 2 years ago - must be right then!

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Ari
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Posted - 05 Jul 2016 :  8:58:44 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Garnet my terrific terrier is back on top form for 15. Have to say excellent small practice vet do 24/7 so (very early Sunday morning) diagnosed chest infection. Oh yes the old boy is back barking at all that pass the yard.
Oh yes you were so right and more so now xx
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garnet
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Posted - 06 Jul 2016 :  5:34:32 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add garnet to your friends list Send garnet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
xx

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Ari
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Posted - 06 Jul 2016 :  6:59:43 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Terrier by genetics and nature, tuff is my little chap and he will enjoy life to the full on my watch x
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barbara.gregory
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Posted - 07 Jul 2016 :  08:23:43 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbara.gregory to your friends list Send barbara.gregory a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So pleased to read this Ari, it is always very emotional when they are getting on and have problems. I booked my vet several times to come out to do the deed and then cancelled as she seemed a bit better but eventually the day came when I knew it was "the time", dreadful to do but the last act we do for them.

Enjoy his noisy barks for a while longer!!!!

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Ari
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Posted - 07 Jul 2016 :  8:05:56 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Like Garnet said we live and enjoy today. Dexter doodle has killed many rats, done many miles of great walks , played with many doggie pals, always slept next to me. He has the gorgeous gentle Dolly Cockerpoo to keep him company what more can a terrier ask for in his golden years X

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barbara.gregory
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Posted - 08 Jul 2016 :  08:34:06 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbara.gregory to your friends list Send barbara.gregory a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Such a lucky boy to have you, Ari; so many poor animals are neglected or in bad homes.

CKD can go on for a long time with careful management which I know Dex will get from you and he might well just go from a combination of age related failures eventually.

Keep going little man.

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Ari
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Posted - 01 Dec 2016 :  6:48:18 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Almost 5 months since my last update on Dexter the terrific terrier. No deterioration at all in kidney function, eating well, playing and enjoying walks at his own pace which is sometimes off and away. He is 15 and half now, only changes are in eyesight and just getting old and eccentric. Quality of life is 100% he plays with Dolly and enjoys treats, what more can I have wished for over 2 years ago. How's Percy?
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Posted - 02 Dec 2016 :  3:22:49 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Goldenmane to your friends list Send Goldenmane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So pleased, and he seems like me, changes in eyesight and getting old and eccentric..I'm sure I never owned a Percy but his owner will reply Every day is a joy with our furbabies!

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garnet
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Posted - 02 Dec 2016 :  7:55:10 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add garnet to your friends list Send garnet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Brilliant!

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sab2
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Posted - 02 Dec 2016 :  9:21:02 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So pleased he's doing well and fingers crossed for many more years to come. If you mean my Percy Ari he's doing well, running at about 240 a month on vets bills at min due to the drug company deciding all uk addisons dogs needed to go onto an injection and stopped making the florinef tablets anymore this should reduce as we get him stabilised on the new injections. My Arab mare has been a worry and e dry week I try to build myself up to having her pts then lose my bottle, she's back at vets next week to decide what we do Lots of sleepless nights worrying about her as she looks so well but I know she's in pain, on Danilon to help that but how do we know it's working, just do not want to say goodbye to her yet, see what vet says next week.
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Ari
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Posted - 03 Dec 2016 :  5:57:59 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's only one Percy, glad he is doing good and he has you on his side given the cost. Feel for you with your lady, thankfull my decisions with oldies have been acute Illness with no hope of recovery. She looks so well so go with vet advice and your heart, you will know cos you love her xx
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garnet
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Posted - 03 Dec 2016 :  7:18:40 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add garnet to your friends list Send garnet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sally, so sorry you are having such a worry with your mare. You will know when it has to be done; they have a way of telling us. xx

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debs
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Posted - 03 Dec 2016 :  7:21:53 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great news about the. Dogs :)
Sorry to hear about your mare....you will know when the time is right, so hard though. X
Spikey Mikey the Original Doglet of Doom is very agile but think he's going a bit senile, occasionally wees at night , stopped asking to go out, so he has little bells on collar which jungle when he gets up....so I can run downstairs, only thing is I sleep so badly I'm up even more!!! Certainly don't want him peeing upstairs on carpet.
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Edited by - debs on 03 Dec 2016 7:22:39 PM
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Ari
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Posted - 04 Dec 2016 :  5:45:59 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ari to your friends list Send Ari a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Debs I am same with Dex, he is enjoying life yet has adapted to his his own way as an oldie to reduced eyesight, hearing and is very different in nature, could be dementia or eccentric. I just go with what he is happy with, running in the fields at his pace. He does have the odd accident but always goes downstairs to surface easily sorted.
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debs
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Posted - 04 Dec 2016 :  6:10:47 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add debs to your friends list Send debs a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh I put a coat on him tonight when we went to do horses ....he was doing an eccentric kind of leg yield until I took coat off! He doesn't like at all :)

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sab2
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Posted - 13 Dec 2016 :  7:25:03 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sab2 to your friends list Send sab2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Debs that made me giggle, my pointers love their coats on bless them but. Our collie would hate to wear one. Well vet was out last Friday and we have upped her Danilon, she seems a lot happier on the extra dose but I have decided that once the extra dose stops helping her it will be time to call it a day. I don,t like the idea of keeping her going on high dose Danilon with all her problem and she needs to have quality of life as pain free as possible, dreading the day when it happens so let's hope it's a long way off. I had to have one of my old sheep pts yesterday, the vet gave her steroids and painkillers on Friday but they did not help her and she still wouldn't, eat anything,in hindsight I wish I had pts on Friday like I wanted to but vet said try the injection, feel awful for not going with my gut instinct now .
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