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So Hard

Thursday, February 28, 2013

It is so hard to watch our animals get old and start losing their control. My dog is going to be 14. We don't think she can hear anymore. She is having problems going up the stairs, but she insists on it even if she falls.

Lately, she has started pooping in the house every so often. It is like she doesn't even know she is doing it. She is just walking along and it happens. So, we are off to the vet this afternoon to see if there isn't something with her back end that she can't feel it.

She has always been perfectly housebroken and it is not like she is ever alone. We let her out numerous times a day. The other day, we were eating lunch and she just walked in the kitchen pooping not even knowing it was happening. She wasn't even in the position. I am really hoping it is something that the vet can help with. I don't want to feel like I have to watch her every second. I certainly don't want to keep her in a crate all day. That is not fair to her.

So it goes. If it isn't one thing, it is always another...

Update: The vet said that it is neurological. She could have a pinched nerve, a disc problem or even a tumor, but we are going to just start out by giving her some Steroids. She took them for her itching and it did a world of good for her. Hoping this will work for her back end too. She still has a great quality of life and thinks she is still a puppy.
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    AWWW. Ihope she gets beyyer soon. They give us so much love and enjoyment. emoticon
    1938 days ago
    Awww, poor baby. I hope the steroids help her. emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • CELESTE_B sorry. Hope the steroids work for her.
    1939 days ago
    I hope everything works out and your dog gets better!
    1939 days ago
    Oh the poor thing, I sure hope she gets better. emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • _RAEVEN_
    I hope you get the poor babys problems fixed. Its so hard watching our pets get older.
    1939 days ago
    So sorry to hear this! Hope that the steroids help, if even for a little while. Glad that she still feels good and is able to get around. I was worried when you said she was 14~~~ That is getting so old for a dog............. emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I really hope the steroids help her.
    1939 days ago
    emoticon I hope the vet can help
    1939 days ago
  • NANNER2121
    Oh, it is so hard when a member of the family begins to have challenges. I wish you the very best outcome. Hugs.
    1939 days ago
    So sad to hear of this situation. I hope there is something that can be done to help her. My Mom always used to tell me the trouble with animals is that they don't live as long as we do, so we have to keep saying goodbye.
    1939 days ago
    we had a little pug back in the 80's - Franny - she was the dearest little thing and the runt of the litter. when we got her she had a broken leg and was malnourished as her mom could not take care of her.
    that little cutie lived for 17 yrs - she lost her teeth, was disoriented, we had to make a pen for her in the hallway so she would not tumble down stairs. her eye sight was failing - but that little heart of her was so strong - we actually had to take her to the vet. she quietly went to sleep in my arms and now is at rainbow bridge waiting for me and the kids . all of our little guys are here to enjoy and love us - and they faithfully wait to be re united with us again.
    i know how you are feeling - if your little one can see your hand signals try that to make it a little easier.
    i agree that keeping her confined in a crate is not the way to go - but if you make a large enough space (half the kitchen or laundry area) and put a barrier up while you are not there - then she will still feel ok and not 'all over' the house.
    if she is really suffering and there is not a good quality of life - allow her to go to rainbow bridge - you have done well and she knows you love her.
    God Bless you for caring for our little creatures. BB emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • TERESA159
    I hope he's got the magic pill she needs. It's hard to make that decision you're facing. You'll know what to do once you hear what the vet has to say because you are good with your animals. Am hoping for the best!
    1939 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    emoticon hope the vet can help
    1939 days ago
    augh. I have had that happen too, they are just clueless they are pooping... good luck
    1939 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    It is hard watching a beloved one get older and have problems. 14 years is a long time of companionship and love. I hope it's something easily solved. **HUGS**
    1939 days ago
    It's tough to watch our friends get old. I'm hoping for the best. emoticon
    1939 days ago
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