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Post by Lucy14 on Wed Mar 07 2018, 20:22

Hi I have a 14 year old staffie Lucy and i am so worried about her she just stands and stares and does not seem to recognise me this lasts for a few hours she only wants to sleep upstairs but has bad legs so i carry her up stairs to sleep is there anything else i can do for her she is on remidyl from the vets and i know she is 14 but need help from people who have experienced . Thank youthis
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Post by stella on Wed Mar 07 2018, 20:40



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Post by stella on Wed Mar 07 2018, 20:44

Hia Lucy from me and Sasha Smile my girl is 14 this year and she also stares in to space at times and seems to be in a different world at times,she suffers with arthritis in her back legs too and is on metacam for it,its horrible seeing them getting old but just making sure they are comfortable is the main thing,is she still enjoying her walks?


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Post by Lucy14 on Thu Mar 08 2018, 09:50

Thanks for the reply Stella yes she still loves her walks thanks this has helped Straight Face soooooo much x
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Post by stella on Thu Mar 08 2018, 10:17

ohh they such a worry when they get older,and we love them so much,its good she's still enjoying her walks,i give Sasha a green lipped muscle supplement too,seems to help with her stiffness as well x


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Post by stella on Thu Mar 08 2018, 10:29

Lucy is gorgeous by the way Love Struck i think they get more beautiful the older they get Tongues x


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Post by Mistys Mum on Thu Mar 08 2018, 10:42

Welcome from me and Misty. What a little stunner Lucy is!


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Re: my 14 year old staffie anddementia

Post by LizP on Thu Mar 08 2018, 14:48

I don't know if it'll help but we think we've seen a different in our 11 yr old lab X using a supplement called Aktivait . She's not long started going quiet and odd and it's not too bad but enough for us to do something about it. I'm my mobile and useless at links with it, but go into the health section and find my thread on shaking episodes. I hope that's useful.


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Post by Nifty staffy on Thu Mar 08 2018, 16:59

Hello and welcome from us.
What a lovely lady Lucy is Smile


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Post by Lucy14 on Thu Mar 08 2018, 18:20

Thanks to everyone on here i am not very good on computers so sorry if i don't reply the only button i have found is the thank you one I have replied to stella but not sure how i did that your staffies are so gorgeous xxxx
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Post by Lucy14 on Thu Mar 08 2018, 18:25

Thank you everyone for the replies i am not very good on computers not sure what i am doing what gorgeous staffies you all have they are so lovely yes i will look at the suggestions thanks so much xxxx Love Struck
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Post by stella on Thu Mar 08 2018, 19:11

just keep posting and you'll soon get the hang of it,we'd love to hear more about the gorgeous Lucy x


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Post by -Ian- on Thu Mar 08 2018, 22:28

Hi & Welcome to the Forum from Flo and me Big Grin

Sorry I can't offer any advice on this really but Lucy looks fab.


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Post by gillybrent on Sat Mar 10 2018, 18:57

If medication can't help, then sympathetic and gentle handling can!

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Post by Lucy14 on Sat Mar 10 2018, 22:56

aaaaah thanks yes i think that is the best way i am very patientwithmy gorgeous girl Thanks xxxxx
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Post by lexii on Sun Mar 11 2018, 22:10

"spacing out" can be a sign of pain in many dogs (and other animals) so i would be reviewing with the vet about the medication. My 13yo had a greater "life" in her after previcox even with it being a low dose. At this age you don't need to worry too much about long term effects as harsh as that sounds...quality over quantity. Hope you get it sorted x
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Post by Lucy14 on Mon Mar 12 2018, 08:52

Thanks for the reply it is so amazing to see all the different staffies on here i do love them lucy is on
What is Rimadyl? Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation due to arthritis and other joint diseases, including hip dysplasia. It's also used to reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures, as well as to reduce fever. but it gets expensive and is always a struggle to afford the meds especially now that the PDSA is closing in July.Best wishes
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Post by lexii on Thu Mar 15 2018, 00:56

Pev was not too expensive to me, but i dunno how much rimadyl was for you. I think they are all in the same category, and im sure you know nothing is a cure. At this point its about making sure you know when "that point" has came.
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Post by gillybrent on Thu Mar 15 2018, 09:43

I mentioned on another post an Adaptor spray which you can use on bedding g, carpets etc. I wonder if it may calm her when she has her 'spells' and help shorten them a little?

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Post by Mia05 on Sat Mar 17 2018, 10:40

Its awful when they get old id just stick to routines and get her checked every 2 months at the vets heres my mia
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