Daisy is declining

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GaryThomlinson
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Daisy is declining

Post by GaryThomlinson » 09 May 2018, 07:06

So poor Daisy’s health is starting to decline. She struggles to walk as her back legs are so weak, she’s also routinely defacating in the house first thing which may be related to the weakness in her back end. Walks around the streets or parks are now very slow and she sleeps large parts of the day. We’ve had to restrict her to her cage at night as her sleep patterns are all over the place and she will otherwise be scratching on the bedroom door or trying to get onto our bed several times a night.

When she came to us it was evident there was some sort of back end issue, whether spinal trauma or poor joints etc we never probed too far as she was coping ok.

She still attends hydrotherapy and is on meta cam as well as yumove supplements. Without them I think we’d have hit this issue long ago.

We think she’s possibly older than the original estimate, her teeth are falling out when she eats, she’s generally unsteady with poor hearing and eyesight now bless her.

It’s heartbreaking to see and we’re not sure what we’ll face next but she still has our full support and love.
Gary

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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 09 May 2018, 08:30

Poor girl. It's the part of owning a dog I hate. Seeing them go downhill is very upsetting. Is Penny reacting at all to the situation?

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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by GaryThomlinson » 09 May 2018, 09:50

Yes Penny grows increasingly intolerant of Daisy unfortunately.
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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by zeta1454 » 09 May 2018, 13:54

So sorry to hear about Daisy. It is always heartbreaking when one of the family starts to go downhill with old age and ill health. It is so hard having to try and objectively judge their quality of life - one of the toughest decisions anyone has to face who loves their dogs.
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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Riesen16 » 09 May 2018, 14:04

I am very sorry to hear about Daisy. It is heartbreaking to see a beloved companion in such a state.

Wishing you well, whatever.

Kind regards
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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Dawnspell » 10 May 2018, 08:59

Sorry to hear about Daisy :ymhug: . Shes had some good years with you. I'm sure she'll let you know when shes had enough
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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Robin black mini » 10 May 2018, 11:44

Sorry to hear your news..you sound like you are doing everything you can for her.
stay strong..we love them so much.

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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by jacdales » 10 May 2018, 18:15

Sorry to hear about Daisy. She knows you love her and have given her some special time as part of your family I'm sure she will let you know when she had had enough and just wants a long peaceful sleep.

Hugs Jackie

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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Dinkum » 10 May 2018, 20:21

Sorry to hear that Daisy is not well. Never a good time when our best friend is in decline. Our two send schnauzery kisses.
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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Bodee » 10 May 2018, 22:28

Milla and me are sending positive thoughts.

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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Oscar 12345 » 11 May 2018, 20:19

Gary, so sorry to hear of Daisy's decline. Thinking of you and Daisy...

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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Wookie Woo » 12 May 2018, 14:10

So sorry to read your post about dear Daisy, a couple of dogs I know have aches and pains and on various medication but the cockapoo got a Bioflow Dog Collar before Christmas and it has made a huge difference to him and his movement is greatly improved.
And our neighbour has a lovely large docile staffie who is now 13, I told our neighbours about Milo the cockapoo and what an improvement the collar made to him without pills and they ordered one for Bailey and he is walking so much better now and not limping.
Worth having a look they are £24.95 with free delivery, if you google Bioflow Dog Collar it should take you to the Bioflow website
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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by redalert » 15 May 2018, 08:32

I've just read your post and I'm so sorry to hear about Daisys' decline, sometimes you have to make the hardest but kindest decision for your very best friend, it is tough, but I truly do think that a week too soon is better than a week to late. We all know you will do your very best for Daisy and we are sending you and Daisy lots of snuggles.

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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by GaryThomlinson » 17 May 2018, 18:50

Thanks for all the kind notes.

During her short walk around the streets today her back legs went entirely, it was awful, she just fell from side to side, dragging her legs out behind her.

I quickly whipped her into my arms and walked home, with Penny going mental at a cat under a car, just to top it off.

Daisy is back on the sofa now with a large sigh and is snoozing. It looks like that dog pram thing is going to happen after all.
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Re: Daisy is declining

Post by Cam2 » 20 May 2018, 08:27

So sorry to hear about Daisy.....very difficult time for you all I'm sure. Sending hugs
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