The onset of senior citizenship varies greatly among dogs. The general rule is: the bigger the dog, the shorter her lifespan. For large breeds, the senior stage can start as early as age six. Toy breeds may not reach this phase until close to the teen years.
I m writing to ask for info on home remedies for older dogs.I am an avid animal lover and have been fortunate to have animals all my life.To the point of my query My older dog is having the common problems that older dogs will have Her problem or I should say OUR is that I can t afford large vet bills everytime she has an accident or won t eat or tooth ache .What are some home remedies for older dogs common issues? Specifcally treatment for tooth ache and infection related to tooth aches? home remedies?THANK YOU for your HELP.
6 months ago by Buzz Meyers
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I TOO LOST MY BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH STAFFY AGED 11y, AFTER ENDLESS VISITS TO SPECIALISTS FOR CANCER OF LIVER ADRENAL GLAND, HAD TO DRAIN HIS POOR TUMMY EVERY WEEK HE KNEW WE WERE DOING EVERYTHING TO HELP HIM, EVEN TO THE EXTENT OF AN OPERATION TO SHRINK TUMORS BEFORE HIS OPERATION HE KNEW WE WOULD NOT SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN WE ONLY HAD TO HUG HIM AND LOOKM INTO HIS BEAUTIFUL EYES,... HE WAS SAYING GOODBYE TO ALL OF US ONE BY ONE... IT HAS NOW BEEN 6 MONTH SINCE DEEGAN PASSED, MY HEART IS BROKEN I STILL CANNOT SPEAK ABOUT HIM WITHOUT CRYING... I HAVE NEVER GREIVED FOR ANYTHING OR ANYONE LIKE MY DEEGAN,... NOT EVEN MYU FATHER OR MOTHER. DEEGAN WAS BHY MY SIDE EVERYDAY ALL DAY, WALKING PLAYING, JUST CHILLING OUT I AM 58Y AND HE WAS MY REPLACEMENT CHILD WHEN MY CHILDREN GREW UP WE ALL MISS HIM SO MUCH, I WILL ALWAYS GREIVE THEIR IS NO TIME FRAME FOR A PET THAT HAS BEEN SUCH A BIG PART OF YOUR LIFE... I HAVEN'T EVEN CONSIDERED GETTING ANOTHER STAFFY YET, ALTHOUGH I LOOK UP STAFFY U TUBE AND STAFFY RESCUE ALL THE TIME... I AM NOW TRYING TO THINK NOT OF HIS DEATH AFTER THE OPERATION, BUT ALL THE GOOD FUN WE HAD TOGETHER REMEMBER HIS PASSING WAS QUICK WITH NO MORE PAIN, I JUST THINK OF HIM IN RAINBOW HEAVEN FOR ANIMALS, SLEEPING AND HAVING A GREAT TIME PLSYING WITH ALL THE OTHER BEAUTIFUL PETS.. WE WILL SEE THEM ALL SOON.. HE IS THE FIRST THING I WANT TO GREET ME WHEN A PASS... IT WILL MAKE MY PASSINGS MUCH EASIER THINKING HE WILL BE THEIR... THEIR IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN A CHILD OR PET
im reading these heartbreaking posts as I hold my 18.5 yo chihuahua, peaches. I love her more than anyone. She is my whole life! I can't imagine never seeing her beauty, smelling her paws, kissing her whiskers, feeling her fur with my fingers, listening to her breathing, or watching her sleep. But, come tomorrow I will put an end to her misery. She is miserable, I keep thinking she will get better, but she won't. This is the most difficult decision I ever had to make. (I'm 51 and lost my parents over 30 yrs ago and I have a good husband and a full life) but this is the most devastating life choice I ever had to make. But enough of ME right? The thought of peaches suffering is way worse. She has been blind, deaf, toothless for 4 yrs.. I hand feed her and keep her bed water furniture etc in the same place. She has been doing well until about 7 months ago. Gagging, gums and tongue turning blue, not walking much. The vet said she had congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema. She was put on a heart pill and a water pill. She responded well. Every month I went back for a refill, I could tell everyone in the vets office was surprised..I never have allowed any blood draws or invasive procedures. She was 4.5lbs her whole life, and was afraid of anesthesia and other meds. So modern medicine allowed me tto have extra quality time. Until 3 days ago she quit eating, drinking and making the worst sounding screaming, wailing noises. Her stomach is distended and hard. I'm not one to go running to the vet. (I feel the stress of taking her there further compromises her health nd happiness. I lived my life dedicated to making her happy and comfortable) but I thought in this case the dr would tell me it was gas or constipation.. Something fixable. Wrong. I was told her kidneys and liver were bad, and she could not excrete the toxins and this was causing her pain. Also her heart was worse and would give out soon. All age related..I should be thankful I had so many wonderful years, and I am, but somehow I know I will never find a perfect time to say good bye, because I don't want to. I know a bad choice would be to wit too long. Giving her a graceful departure will be my last gift, my last act of showing her that I love her..my sister and husband will be here when the vet comes tomorrow. My prayers for everyone facing this devastating life altering event. I know I will cry daily and always have a void in my heart that my little angel used to fill.
It has been almost 6 month (January 21st) that I lost my precious Chloe. She was only 5 years old and was the best pug EVER! I still can't go a day without crying. Sometimes I don't know how I can live in a world where no Chloe exists. This upsets my husband so much because he says I should still love being with him. I try explaining that the love I have for Chloe is so different than the love I have for him. He loves her very much as well, but seems to have made progress with grieving. I miss her so much. Is it normal to miss a dog this much?
I'm sitting here reading these stories knowing I have to take my Margarita in and say good-bye. She's 17 and suffering. My own selfishness has kept her around longer than i should have. I think of her playing at RAINBOW BRIDGE! I find thinking that there is such a place comforting because I really think she, and other pets passed will all be there waiting for me!
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