(Closed) Older doggy question

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

That’s a poor show on her owners behalf to abandon her instead of doing the honourable thing and being there while she’s PTS.  

I so understand why you want to show her some love but you have to think about her quality of life. Even if she wasn’t incontinent 10-12 hours in a strange place on her own may well be distressing for her.  

Is there a foster home that could take her for a few days to make a sure fuss of her and show her love and care and then be there with her when she’s pts?

maybe someone knows a good thing to do for incontinent dogs, but i think at this stage in her life quality is more important, so company and some fuss is required I think. 

Post # 6
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Newbee

Maybe consider a dog-sitter or walker that can stop by in the middle of the day. That would at least give her a nice 20-30 minute break, or however much you decide. She will probably spend the mornings and afternoons sleeping, but a mid-day break would be good.

ETA: It’s so nice of you to consider fostering. Seniors have a hard time.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
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Mrs. Meowerson:  Is she completely incontinent, or does she just…leak? Our toy poodle has had some incontinence for the past few years (she’s 14) and we’ve had a lot of luck with Proin supplements. She used to leak urine while she was sleeping and we’d have to bathe her a few times a day. Now that she’s been on Proin, she’s pretty much back to normal. 

We do make a point of taking her outside as often as possible. She seems to have lost a little bit of her ability to sense that her bladder is full and still has (very) infrequent accidents if she forgets to go outside.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Are either of you able to work from home? The reality is at her age, it probably won’t be for too long a time, and would enable you to make her final days/weeks/months on earth so wonderful. 

Bless your heart for wanting to take her in, and shame on her owners for surrendering her at this stage in the game. =/

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

How much vacation time do you have saved up? LOL

Seriously though, hopefully someone else at the rescue can take her in, or find her a home. Maybe she can become the rescue’s Dog at large? Like how sometimes the vet has a cat they adopt and everyone takes care of?!

I wish I could take her in, I work from home, but idk how my two dogs would take to another. And, I have no idea where you’re located. Are you in the SF Bay Area by chance??

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

🙁

waaaahhhh.

Sending good karmic vibes to the sweet doggy, (and you, awesome soul!) something has got to pan out for her.  Keep us posted. 

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