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Re: Man's Best Friend

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Lucky little dumbass
Undoubtedly lured to the edge by some evil squirrel.

What a dummy.
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Leeeeeeeeeeroy Jenkins!

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by tennbengal » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:13 pm

Dog 1 Human 0

Went to let the pup out last Thursday evening late - total darkness. Stepped out back door to call her to come out and piss before sleep. Step down, didn't turn on light, and my right foot landed on a larger very round stick that dog had left perpendicular to the door. My foot rolled over on it immediately and without any warning. I heard a pop. The pain was exquisite and immediate. The stick was intact, so that wasn't the pop.

Weekend came and went, swelling stayed. Went to get it checked out yesterday, and...yup, broken ankle. At least it isn't a displaced fracture, so I got that going for me.

Dogs.
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You got beat by a stick.
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Nice and organized...saving it for later.
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David seems like a good guy! Just tryin' to get us cabrio-laid.
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Only read this twitter thread if you feel like crying. (space included after http:// so it doesn't autolink)

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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Brontoburglar » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:45 pm

Toast one for my bud tonight please. We're getting close.

Fuck, typing that made me start to cry.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Giff » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:50 pm

Sorry, man. Hate to hear that.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Brontoburglar » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:01 pm

it's been weird over the last 48-60 hours. He was doing about as normal as he has been -- an aging 11-year-old dog with a mass in his neck -- until Tuesday evening or so when he was acting very restless at my house and then got kinda gimpy at my parents that night. I had a freakout moment of "I think something's immediately wrong" that night and then L talked me off the ledge when we were out at a brewery.

Wednesday morning I took Pen for a walk (who is doing great! happy news) and my dad says T had a really bad morning and ... yeah, he was slow. Really slow. The walk down to my house was interminable. But he did perk up as the day went on and things got better.

(to clear up any confusion, since I was still at home when we got T post-college he timeshares between my house and my parents where my dad dotes on him)

However, something happened that night. The thing, which was there when you felt and looked sort of close, had basically dropped. There's no real other way to describe it. It suddenly looked like he had a softball in there. When I looked at him from an angle yesterday afternoon I went "oh shit dude, what the hell happened?"

I called the vet and they said that's a big sign that things are getting inevitable. And soon. He's been his food demanding self this afternoon complete with wagging tail and running outside with Pen when the door opens to the back yard after a better but not great morning today. But he has a really hard time getting comfy because things are way different in that area. So it's not gonna be too much longer.

It's balancing waiting too long with enjoying what we have left because I refuse to let him suffer. I'm basically under instructions that I should bring him in on the first bad day (yesterday was classified as an OK day) because after there's a bad day at this point there probably won't be another good one. And there's a risk that the fucking thing could break through the skin! I don't think that'll happen because dogs have excess skin there, but ... fuck. We can't let that happen.

If there's a bad morning tomorrow, we go from there. If it's not, then we see what Saturday brings and hope we can make it to Monday if he's doing decently. I want to go to my vet because they've been great to us over the last 5 months and not have to worry about an emergency trip this weekend or any weekend for that matter.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by rass » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:04 pm

Aw man Toby. I’m sorry.
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:37 pm

Damn, Bronto. Sorry to hear the sad news. It hits me in a particularly understanding way because my own dog is 11, now, and I'd hate to lose her.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:55 pm

Dammit man. I'm so sorry.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by Pruitt » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:40 pm

Typing with tears in my eye.

So sorry.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

Post by mister d » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:27 pm

Sorry, Bronto.
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Post by The Sybian » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:41 pm

Sorry, Bronto. Fucking dogs, why can't they live forever?
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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:41 am

thanks y'all. it's a good morning. so onwards today. my dad is convinced it's gonna be early next week. we'll see if he's onto something.
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Re: Man's Best Friend

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Sorry, Bronto. Fucking dogs, why can't they live forever?
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Post by BSF21 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:32 am

Sorry Bronto, hope it works out whatever way is best for Toby. Good pup, that one.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:57 pm

the thing dropped downwards more this weekend. but he's being himself more or less. he ate like a garbage disposal for a few days and is being picky again this weekend. but fuck it. as long as he's beating me up the steps and wanting to get out of the crate in the morning, it's a good day.

I know we don't have a lot of weeks. but I hope there are a lot of days.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:25 pm

Poor pup. And poor you...
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:07 am

So last night Izzy - almost 4 - started panting and shaking. Over the course of a half hour, she settled down and the shaking stopped and the panting became less pronounced.

Half hour later, she was snoozing, but when it came time to go to bed (she either sleeps on a couch in my office or on my daughter's bed) she ckulked down the hall, tail between her legs.

She woke at five, and went under my desk (to hide?) Light panting that stopped.

Now obviously I'm taking her to the vet today, but the problem could be that if this is some kind of anxiety issue (no vomit or poop since it started) - it could have been triggered by her trip to the vet yesterday. Just a follow up, nothing invasive, no needles, but her last few trips to the vet have seen her shaking and panting like crazy. She used to not seem to care, but out of the blue, she's become petrified.

So when I take her to the vet, the situation could be exacerbated.

Question: Have your dogs ever had an anxiety issue like this? And what did you do?
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:24 am

No joke here, I am seeing CBD oil aimed at dogs for sale. I have no idea if it is effective, but one of the things on the label I think was for anxiety.

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Post by rass » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:37 am

My dog can be pretty high strung in general, but never an episode like that. Good luck!
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:39 am

Took her outside at 6 and her tail immediately went up.

Went to the park with her at 7:00 and she's her old self. Squirrel chasing, brawling with her friends in the off leash area. Full of energy - even her poop was normal.

She's on the couch falling asleep normally - maybe I'll avoid the vet's as that seems to have been what caused the upset in the first place.

Will keep a close eye on her, but all seems good!


And am going to look into CBD for dogs. Guy at the park told me that it worked on his pup.
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Post by sancarlos » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:19 am

My dog gets really anxious when there is thunder, or (especially) if fireworks go off.

Also, if my wife or I are gone overnight, she'll spend half the night waiting by the front door, panting a little bit. (She really wants the pack to all be together - herding dog instinct.)
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Post by Brontoburglar » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:12 pm

Penny has gotten really, really anxious during storms this past year. To the point where she gets scared and wants to hide even if she just hears rain. And garden variety storms when she's at my parents' house sends her into a corner of their living room behind a chair.

It happened fairly quickly. She went from being "these aren't my favorite thing" to "oh my gosh the world is ending" and shaking and panting and trying to get as close to me as possible -- especially during overnight rains.

And T's still hanging around BTW. Slowing down but, we're here.
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Post by Pruitt » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:57 pm

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Penny has gotten really, really anxious during storms this past year. To the point where she gets scared and wants to hide even if she just hears rain. And garden variety storms when she's at my parents' house sends her into a corner of their living room behind a chair.

It happened fairly quickly. She went from being "these aren't my favorite thing" to "oh my gosh the world is ending" and shaking and panting and trying to get as close to me as possible -- especially during overnight rains.

And T's still hanging around BTW. Slowing down but, we're here.
That's good news.

So I guess it's not surprising that Izzy's become anxious at the age of 4.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:15 pm

Pen turns 6 in November, so yeah, she was around that age when this switch flipped

T's new thing over the last 24-36 hours is hunger striking kibble. he's done that before but went back to kibble a couple days after I switched him over to wet food thinking it'd be easier for him to eat and digest.

we've done greek yogurt on the kibbles and he first would eat all the greek yogurt and the kibs together. then he stopped with the kibs and only wanted the greek yogurt. and for the past 7-10 days I've been getting a rotisserie chicken and mixing that with the kibs. and he's been devouring that.

but now chicken and kibs has failed. he just wants chicken. so he got a chicken breast all sliced up off a costco chicken tonight because he hadn't eaten much since midday yesterday and is enjoying doggie jerky in the kong

if chicken stops working ... I don't know what's next. beef I guess. dude is milking it!
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Post by GoodKarma » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:47 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
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Pen turns 6 in November, so yeah, she was around that age when this switch flipped

T's new thing over the last 24-36 hours is hunger striking kibble. he's done that before but went back to kibble a couple days after I switched him over to wet food thinking it'd be easier for him to eat and digest.

we've done greek yogurt on the kibbles and he first would eat all the greek yogurt and the kibs together. then he stopped with the kibs and only wanted the greek yogurt. and for the past 7-10 days I've been getting a rotisserie chicken and mixing that with the kibs. and he's been devouring that.

but now chicken and kibs has failed. he just wants chicken. so he got a chicken breast all sliced up off a costco chicken tonight because he hadn't eaten much since midday yesterday and is enjoying doggie jerky in the kong

if chicken stops working ... I don't know what's next. beef I guess. dude is milking it!
My dog Buck has been doing something similar. One suggestion: try soaking the kibble in heated chicken stock for about 5-10 minutes. That seems to do the trick for mine.
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Post by A_B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:38 am

Wait...you're COOKING your dog's food?

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Post by Brontoburglar » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:13 pm

I wouldn't consider cutting up chicken or spooning out greek yogurt cooking?
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Post by A_B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:14 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
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I wouldn't consider cutting up chicken or spooning out greek yogurt cooking?
Soaking it in broth is what I was referring to.
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Post by rass » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:22 am

A_B wrote:
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I wouldn't consider cutting up chicken or spooning out greek yogurt cooking?
Soaking it in broth is what I was referring to.
Damn AB, turtle much?

Not sure why deboning and cutting up a chicken and mixing in yogurt is considered any less laborious than heating up a little bit of broth, or why anyone would be at all defensive about making sure their best buddy eats.

Gus has always been an odd eater, which we always chalked up to his food aggression. When he had his episodes last year I started making a concerted effort to ensure he ate more, and more regularly. So the dry kibble (we switched to senior years ago) got mixed with warm water, and I started buying some wet food as another mix-in. He's been doing pretty good with that. Broth is a definite goto when he's being really picky.
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Post by A_B » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:52 am

My bad, dudes. I'll just stay out of this thread as this is the second time this has happened. They're all good dogs.
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Post by mister d » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:01 am

I don't understand why you guys take your dogs to the vet.
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I don't understand why you guys take your dogs to the vet.
Considering how much ours costs I have the same question.
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