I'm concerned about Wesley.
Since coming home from the kennel, he hasn't been the same. It's like all the stuffins was knocked out of him.
He's on two heart meds. And he's starting to refuse one of them. Cheese. Peanut butter. NOTHING will get that boy to take his meds.
His eating is slowing down in general. He'll just padder away from the bowl looking..... dejected.
He's still got pep and vigor; the prep for walkies has him jumping around like a hop-toad.
But this morning, in his excitement, he fell down the friggin stairs!!!!! THUNDERCRASH!! He was sprawled at the bottom in a black blur. HOLY HELL!!!!!
He's okay. I think. No limping etc.
He's 9.5 years old.
That's not THAT old.........
Kelrobin Cleveland Street Denizen, CGC, RN [Parker]
"Dear George: Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings. Love, Clarence" -- IAWL Screenplay (1946)
Oh no poor Wes boy. I hope he gets to feeling better. NO he is not old!
How long was he at the kennel?
Aw, Dan. That's a little disturbing. The slowing down for food part is probably fairly normal and it's probably going to become just an occasional "I'm just not hungry right now" event. The stairs episode scares me, though.
Seamus and Flynn
Wes, try to contain that excitement until you're down the stairs! No need to get your Dad's heart in trouble too!
Have you tried Pill Pockets Dan? My Mom has had good luck with them for her senior (13 years old this October) who recently started to refuse his thyroid medication. Pill Pockets
Hope Wesley perks back up and it's just a post-kennel "hangover" slowing him down.
Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. - Cree prophecy
Poor Wes. How scary the fall must have been for you both.
Clancey started to slow down eating, walking, retrieves around that age. Has your man been checked for Cataracts ?
Sending good thoughts for Wes.
Oooo, I hope he is okay.
Have you tried Liverwurst? We wrap Windsor's meds in it and he never refuses them! In fact, he always asks for them! That may not be a good sign in some respects but as the vet expected him to be in doggy heaven by now it is a great sign!
I just drop Fanny's pain meds into her food and she laps them up!
They break our hearts, don't they? I spend so much time wishing they had words..
kelli, tucker and koda
Prayers and good thoughts for Wes, and hugs for you, Dan. Hope he's just mad at you for leaving him, and the fall down the stairs did not result in any problems.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
Has his eyes been formally checked by an ophthalmologist? A few years ago you mentioned he was having problems going to dark places, going up the stairs at night, etc. Those are all symptoms of PRA. Problems with stairs is one of them.
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