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Old 01-11-2005, 06:38 PM
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Eli....I know your Mommy will do the very best to keep you with her as long as possible , with the love and care you've had for 12 years and will never let you suffer..God bless... Bubbatd
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:39 PM
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To Serena: I feel this post was to help EliNHunter get through a difficult time and get an in-put and support from those who have gone through what he/she is going through, and maybe some helpful information. The Topic is Health......not let's see who or what Serena can put down today. I would call you a "female dog" , but I don't want to put down a wonderful, loving species of animals. Please chill and let those who want knowledge recieve it without going through your hateful posts.
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:02 PM
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Hi, everyone. I can't tell you how much it means to me to hear from you. I picked up my fuzzy red-headed one today from his day of being biopsied and lung xrayed. His lungs looked pretty clear, so that is good as it hasn't spread there. Next steps are to see what the biopsy says from the pathologist. Not until first of next week, I guess. I already know I don't want to do anything heroic... Just want the next months as pain-free and happy for him as possible. He's still so happy and playing, etc. I'll keep you posted...
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:09 PM
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Aww. I feel bad for you having to go throught that. That's rough.
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:11 PM
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To Serena: I feel this post was to help EliNHunter get through a difficult time and get an in-put and support from those who have gone through what he/she is going through, and maybe some helpful information. The Topic is Health......not let's see who or what Serena can put down today. I would call you a "female dog" , but I don't want to put down a wonderful, loving species of animals. Please chill and let those who want knowledge recieve it without going through your hateful posts.
Amen. Thanks Bubbatd..
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:29 PM
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Sorry about your dog. You have tried your best to care for this dog and living up to 12 years is not easy. I don't blame you and I don't think it is from the food you feed. It is probably aging and getting more illness just like us when we grow older. Let's start to respect each other. I've been to other forums and you get 3-4 people that will attack you because their so know it all. I choose to stick to this forum because we got so many people here that respect others opinion so let's keep it this way.
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:44 PM
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I am truly sorry for what you're going through with your dog. It is so hard. I, myself am going through something similar. My almost 14 yr. old Lab has liver failure and has had several seizures as a result. It's terribly upsetting to watch. When her quality of life is bad enough, that it outweighs her enjoyment of life, I too will have to make that heart wrenching decision to spare her further suffering.

I often wonder if the anti-inflamatory I gave her for her arthritis contributed to her liver problem. The vet doesn't think so, because she didn't have much, but it's just a feeling I have and with that feeling comes guilt.

I don't think it was the food that caused anything in your dog. I had dogs live to be 18 and 16 who were raised on Purina Dog Chow. All this about premium food has come up more recently. I do feed a better food now, but honestly, I doubt that has anything to do with your dog's problem.

I have four dogs and one is a Dobmerman Pinscher. They have more than their fair share of health issues. One of those is cancer. It is in their lines, in all the lines. So in most cases, this can be genetics and nothing else. They also are prone to cardiomyopathy. Do you think that everyone whose dog gets these things blames themselves? Of course not. And you shouldn't let anyone's cruel, wicked remarks influence you.

Give your dog the best love and fun you can and when and if your dog gets too unhappy or sick, kiss him good bye and you'll see him in your memories. We all have to go through this. My thoughts are with you.

I think it's atrocious what was said to you and I am suprised that the forum owner would allow this kind of treatment to anyone. But that's not my business. I can choose whether or not I want to visit such a forum.


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Old 01-11-2005, 11:05 PM
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EliNHunter, I just want to say you & your furpal are in my thoughts & prayers!
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:42 PM
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I am truly sorry for what you're going through with your dog. It is so hard. I, myself am going through something similar. My almost 14 yr. old Lab has liver failure and has had several seizures as a result. It's terribly upsetting to watch. When her quality of life is bad enough, that it outweighs her enjoyment of life, I too will have to make that heart wrenching decision to spare her further suffering.

I often wonder if the anti-inflamatory I gave her for her arthritis contributed to her liver problem. The vet doesn't think so, because she didn't have much, but it's just a feeling I have and with that feeling comes guilt.

I don't think it was the food that caused anything in your dog. I had dogs live to be 18 and 16 who were raised on Purina Dog Chow. All this about premium food has come up more recently. I do feed a better food now, but honestly, I doubt that has anything to do with your dog's problem.

I have four dogs and one is a Dobmerman Pinscher. They have more than their fair share of health issues. One of those is cancer. It is in their lines, in all the lines. So in most cases, this can be genetics and nothing else. They also are prone to cardiomyopathy. Do you think that everyone whose dog gets these things blames themselves? Of course not. And you shouldn't let anyone's cruel, wicked remarks influence you.

Give your dog the best love and fun you can and when and if your dog gets too unhappy or sick, kiss him good bye and you'll see him in your memories. We all have to go through this. My thoughts are with you.

I think it's atrocious what was said to you and I am suprised that the forum owner would allow this kind of treatment to anyone. But that's not my business. I can choose whether or not I want to visit such a forum.


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Hi, Carrie: My heart goes out to you as well. It seems if the retrievers don't go from cancer, it's usually liver or kidneys. Don't beat yourself up. My Eli has been on phemobarbitol for seizures since he was about 2 years old. It does liver damage, but his liver -- although enzymes are a bit high and expected to be, has been fine through his next 12 years. What kind of arthritus meds is he on? Eli's also been on that -- Deramaxx. Been on it for about a year now.

Keep you chin up, as I'm sure we're giving our babies the best life they could have while on this earth and we will see them again at Rainbow Bridge!

Thanks to all on this board who offer such nice support...
Amy and Eli
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:51 PM
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Bonnie, my Lab was on Rimadyl which was later discovered to be very hard on the liver. She, however only had about 1 or two bottles. Her arthritis isn't too bad. In fact, lately it seems a lot better...not as gimpy.

Actually, the vet said it could be a lot of things that caused the liver problem. We'd have to go through a mirad of tests to find out for sure, MRI's, biopsies, scopes....could be a tumor that is small and of course, didn't show up on the x-rays. But my feeling is at almost 14 years of age, it's not worth putting her through all that.

Thank you for your kind words. I just don't want her to suffer and I want her to have a rip roarin good time for the time she has left. Today she did outside in the snow. She was really tearin' things up. So she does feel good most of the time....for now.

Phenobarbitol can really be nasty stuff to the liver, but it does seem to control seizures pretty well. That is good that your dog did fine on it all this time.

I'll keep your dog in my thoughts and prayers too. This must be hard on you. Cancer is terrible. My brother has a brain tumor and is going down hill very fast also. I hate this...my brother and my dog. Well....(sigh) such is life.
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