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5/31/09 7:32 P

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LOL to all us poodle lovers!

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Yes Mary, and also my son-in-law calls his poodle Zsa Zsa (sister to my Angel Baby)BOO! lol.
Hugs to all the Puppy Baby dolls and Boos.


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HAHAHAHA Nana, I call April Puppy Doll and Angel Baby. Her Daddy calls her his little BooBoo (I know BooBoo!!!)

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Thanks Nana for your advise...apprciate it. Mine are all young, but they won't always be!

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5/28/09 2:30 P

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Thank you for all your sweet comments. I sure love seeing the "Baby Doll" pictures on my spark page and thank you for that. One day one of my grooming clients noticed that I called all the poodles "baby doll" that and they thought it was only for their poodle. Because of this I had to name our newest poodle Barbi, hence Barbi Doll! I had to distinguish a bit. I will share more pics after I get the special cable needed to transfer from old computer.
I did want to share a product I used for the dogs suffering from arthritis. The brand name is Natures's Specialties called Medi-Boost. It is an additive you can mix with the shampoo or after bath rinse. It is a solution of Salicyclic acid (aspirin), eucalyptus and aloe formula. I use it myself as a rinse after I shower! It is soothing such as Aspercreme would do for us humans. It also relieves itching from flea bites. Ask your groomer about it or if you groom your own dog I am sure petedge.com would carry it. Just following the reccomended dose and be very careful of the eyes. In fact it is available in spray form to treat affected areas only. It is a bit oily though, that is why I prefer to add it to the shampoo.

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Thanks for all your loving advice. The vet had told me that he did not think that anything more than aspirin was needed, but I told him I did & asked if it was ok if I put Boo on Glucosamine D.S. With Chondroitin.
I also have a walker with a padded seat & if Boo's leg starts shaking, I let him ride. He loves that.

Nana, you are so sweet, wanting the elder dogs to to be handled with love & respect. what a beautiful person you are!

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Oh Nana bless your heart for loving our senior dogs enough to be known around town as the go to person for the seniors! I guess our beloved pups can get a little grumpy and opinionated as they age! This is my first ever poodle or dog for that matter so I don't really know what to expect. As my kids grew up they had a couple of dogs, but if they didn't take care of them, I found a home for them because I was widowed and totally responsible for every little thing in the house and I just wasn't willing to take care of them and be totally responsible for another life.

But as my children had children and I suppose menopause (yuck) set in, I had the craving for something to take care of. I certainly was not going to bring child into the world at 48 with a husband who had never had children! so I got my tiny poodle. She is my baby!!!!

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5/28/09 11:29 A

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Sue, what a fabulous idea taking her in a doggie stroller! My heart goes out to all the aging poodles, I know their struggles. In the town I had my grooming shop all the senior dogs found their way to me. Although difficult I was glad to have them so they would be treated tenderly with respect and loved.

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Deb...have you taken BooBoo to the vet for a little check-up? That could really ease your mind! Awwww, that's so hard when our babies get up there in years. Mine are so young, but it breaks my heart when one of them gets sick! When I lost my Bonnie I was inconsolable. Poodles are not only prone to arthritis, but also prone to hip displagia, and it can present itself at any time in life, so just get your little one checked out, k? *hugs*
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3/30/09 7:41 A

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As both my Shilo and Ginny got older they would do the same thing. I would let them walk until they showed distress, then I would carry them. I think Shilo was like that a year or so before she passed. She loved going out but some days it was hard for her. Ginny would just plop herself down and refuse to go. :-)

It does sound like BooBoo has arthritis, prob muscle fatigue, and maybe some accompanying neurological issues related to his age.

When Maggie was just over a year old and her knees were bad from a congenital prob, we got a doggie stroller for her as she waited for surgery. That way I could get my walk in and she could be out in the air. I'd let her walk as much as she could and then she could ride. I wish I would have had that when my other girls were older and having probs walking.

Maggie is on glucosomine daily. She uses the ones that come in treats and she expects it as part of her supper - she eats her meal and then gobbles her 'dessert'.

Praying for BooBoo.

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Well, my little guy is 14 now, and both the vet and his breeder said that he is a little bit arthritic in the back legs. But that's what happens when they get older, those little legs start showing signs of wear.

Sounds like glucosamine makes sense, but yeah, most of those pills are horse chokers! Grind it up good, and put it in BooBoo's food.

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Mary--

So sorry to hear about BooBoo's leg. A couple of years ago, Cleo started limping a little into walks and I took her to the vet. He thought she was getting a little arthritis there and recommended trying glucosamine, saying it helped about half the time. It did help her, though finding caplets instead of capsules, and a small enough size for her was tough. Later, Trader Joe's, then Target and Wal-Mart started carrying dog treats with 100mg glucasamine in them. I didn't give them to her every day afterward, but several times a week, and the problem didn't recur.

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This one hardly walks fast Mary. In fact,when walking @ a slow pace for me,I all but have to pull him. However, if I give him the full length of his flexi leash, sure, he will lead me. but even @ a slow pace I more than keep up.



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Maybe if you message your leg and hip area really good before you go for a walk that would loosen him up. kind of like I have to stretch before I exercise or it will be bad for me. and I know that little poodle! it walks FAST!@!!!

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Have you had his back checked? Speaking from myself - when my back is out pinching a nerve, I start limping - could be related.


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My standard poodle that is 9 yrs old does the same thing. I have no idea what or why. I hope you can get some answers.

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My baby is 15 1/2 years old. I know I need to take him out every 2-3 hours. Even if I just walk a little under my normal my pace for not even 1/2 a city block to some grass at point B & back to point A where we began, then walk about 3/4 of a city block, @ a VERY leasurely pace, by the time we turn around @ the corner, his left hind leg is shaking! Am I asking him to walk to vigarously for his age,to far. to long ----- ?


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