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Old 11-04-2012, 06:49 AM
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Just keep an eye on Maggie. I take my dog to the vet for regular check-ups.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:57 AM
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I totally hear you. And after what happened to Bounce you better believe if anyone sleeps soundly here there will be poking!

I would take her to the vet if you are getting that vague worried feeling. You don't see (from what I have read on here) an OMG tiny issue must get to vet, ever time sort of person. I know if it was Dekka I would want the piece of mind.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:33 AM
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I would get blood work run. Trey was always thinner but when he got to be around 10 or 11 he started losing weight. It took a long time and other symptoms to figure out that he had Cushings. We really had a hell of a time putting any weight on him as an older dog.

I hate that they have to get older and I'm dreading the day Summer starts showing her age.

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:58 AM
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I thought I was the only one who poked her dog to see if he was alive, though it makes me kinda sad that I have to do it I thought mine was showing signs of deafness, but nope... He just doesn't care, he has selective hearing
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:39 AM
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Decision of least regret- are you going to regret taking her in early to have bloodwork run and find out that it's totally normal? Or are you going to regret waiting and possibly not catching something that's going on until later?

This whole thing with Luce getting older is making me crazy, so I understand where you're coming from!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:14 AM
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My Poochi has turned 15. She has lost a bit of weight and her haire has thinned. Her hearing though is as sensitive as ever.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:05 AM
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Because I work at a clinic, Buddy, who is almost 13, has has every test available run. Not needlessly, she has had a fair share of issues this year. She has full bloodwork done every 6 months. She has had multiple X-rays done this year (she tore her other CCL in the spring), and after a bout of HGE/pancreatitis, she had an abdominal ultrasound. Everything checked out clear!

But like you said OP, her life now revolves around eating. She is food obsessed! And she is thin, sway-backed and her spine shows. I take this as a sign that we are controlling her hypothyroid well and that it's helping her torn ligaments, her bicep tendonitis, and her arthritis.

She is my everything. She may be the only "pitbull" I ever own and because of this, I cherish her so much more. She's on a very high pedestal.

If you're worried, there's no harm in doing bloodwork a little earlier.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:59 AM
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:19 AM
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(((((((hugs back))))))

For those of you not on my facebook - Maddie's blood-work came back totally normal, and the vet reassured me that she is in grea shape (lol safe than sorry)

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