Dog wont eat

posted 6 months ago in Pets
Post # 46
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872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

mel2 :  Poop. I was hoping for better news.

At this point, let her eat whatever she wants just for calories. Hoping she turns a corner!

Post # 47
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184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m not sure if Lucy is still having trouble with weak back legs, but if they get worse, you should look into getting one of these. We used this for our lab as she got weaker and it was great. Before I found it, we were really struggling to get her outside to use the bathroom. 

Post # 48
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

bearinabeecostume :  

At this point, I could write a book about fucking hemangio.  I hate it.  I hate it with the white hot hot hate of a thousand suns.

German Shepherds are hemangio magnets. I have lost count of how many wonderful, beautiful, loving dogs that beast has stolen from me.

The only thing about hemangio that isn’t monstrous is that it doesn’t not cause a painful death.

Post # 49
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Busy bee

sassy411 :  Yes! I have goldens, and 3 have had hemangio. Two started in the spleen—successful spleen removals. One’s cancer went into remission after chemo—came back in the shoulder a few mos later, and it was non-treatable. One had it in the liver only. Another, who was the most heartbreaking, had it in the spleen, and it was non-cancerous. He lived another 10 mos., and it came back in the liver—non cancerous, but there’s nothing you can do. They die peacefully on their own, and aren’t in pain, at least. A friend of mine lost her golden recently to hemangio of the heart. She didn’t even know he had it. He was playing with her in the backyard, and he collapsed. I’m sorry about the loss of your babies. It’s devastating. 

 

Post # 50
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

bearinabeecostume :  

Yup.  Hemangio loves to attach to the spleen; the spleen is a blood rich organ.  Hemangio goes where the blood is. Hemangio is evil.  Pure evil.

My first go with it was waaayyy back in the early 1990s.  My wonderful, big, loveable goofball of a German Shepherd who had just awakened one day a magnificent, well trained young man was stolen by hemangio.  My beloved Cassius, my Cash, my Cashie. The love of my life. I still think of him often.  I pulled him from a shelter at 11 months. To say we had bonded did not begin to cover it.

He had just turned four when I found a weird spot on his hind leg on Friday. By the time Memorial Day weekend was over, it was the size of a golf ball. That’s how fast this monster can be.

One vet told me that he was removing a large tumor on a Lab once and by the time he closed, more tumors had sprouted.

I have been through this hell so many times that my official Hemangio Policy is to do nothing but love my dog and keep him or her as active and comfy as I can. Trying to fix it is pointless.  I’m not putting a dog with a firm diagnosis of hemangio through surgery.

I am so sorry about your Golden babies.  Such a wonderful breed; it’s so unfair.  How awful for your friend, too.  How old was her dog?  It’s not uncommon for hemangio to operate that way.  I hate it.

 

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

mel2 :  I am so so sorry to hear this update, but happy to know she is now at peace. You and your family are amazing for giving this sweet girl her second chance at life, and I know she had such a happy time with you all. She knew she was loved when she took her last breath, and in the end, there is nothing more precious in the world one can ask for. May your hearts heal and your lips smile as you think of sweet Lucy.

Post # 53
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Busy bee

mel2 :  I’m so sad to read this, but so happy she was lucky enough to have you as her family. 

Post # 54
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

mel2 :  

Oh, Bee.  I am so very, deeply, truly sorry. Losing a beloved family companion is a pain like no other. How telling that your dear Lucy reached out to comfort her precious children in her final moments on this plane.

Lucy knew she was dearly loved. And thank you for taking in this sweet soul.

Lucy was very special.

Post # 55
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Bee Keeper

mel2 :  I’m so sorry, Bee. Thank you for rescuing and taking such loving care of an older dog. 

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

mel2 :  I’m so sorry for your loss. I have tears in my eyes imaginging what your family is going through. Dogs are amazing, loving creatures. Big hugs to you.

Post # 57
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Busy bee

So sorry to hear this. One of our dogs passed away suddenly in September and it was horrible. It gets easier but only after time. Hopefully you can be comforted with knowing that Lucy was surrounded by love in her last moments. 

Post # 58
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Bumble bee

So sorry for your loss, Bee.  You did the kindest thing you could for her: You loved her until it was time to let her go, and you helped her go peacefully, surrounded by her family.  She must have loved you so much, to be the one trying to comfort all of you.

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

mel2 :  Oh, your update made me cry.  I have an 11 year old lady, and I dread this day. 

What beautiful owners you were, to allow this girl to enjoy her golden years.  I’m sure her final thoughts were of the love she had for her beautiful family and I think that’s all any of us could ask for. 

 

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