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Post by monkeyboy04 on Sun Apr 23 2017, 18:24

Hi looking for a bit of info my little boys not well and I'm worried it's the end
He's a 11 year old staffy pedigree he's been a bit stiff lately and been put on carpreive on Friday 50mg per day however today he's been drinking a lot and weeing like it's going out of fashion and just weed in his sleep poor lad
Any body else had this problem
He's going blind he snores like a tank
And now this I'm dreading the day anyone got any advice please

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Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 23 2017, 19:00

Hi there, welcome to the forum albeit in not the best of circumstances.

Having just looked up carpreive it doesn't say anywhere that excessive pee is a side effect or that it causes dehydration, that's not to say it hasn't aggregated something else though. I would get the earliest appointment you can with your vet and have them review things.

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Post by monkeyboy04 on Sun Apr 23 2017, 19:08

Yeh the vet is a good old school friend of mine so I've text him and he's told me to stop tablets amediatley he's at Wembley at the minute so got to ring him in the morning  
Really worried everything has happened to my boy in the last month boo hoo 

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Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 23 2017, 19:17

That's a great picture.

I know how you feel, my girl isn't doing too good at the moment and is also about 11, it does make you ask what's best for them.

She's on Rimadyl which is also an anti inflammatory for a spinal cord compression, not sure if it does exactly the same thing that your lad needs meds for but might be worth mentioning to your vet as a possible alternative?


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Post by monkeyboy04 on Sun Apr 23 2017, 19:24

Yeh mate it's his bad neck and shoulders it was prescribed for it's horrible seeing them getting old and not being the dog your used too
Hope she's ok and is feeling better
I'll let you know how we go on tomorrow 

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Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 23 2017, 19:44

We have a vets review on Thursday and are hoping the meds kick in before then, the scary thing is how quickly things change as I'm sure you're well aware.

I hope your lad feels better and your mate can get him sorted and comfortable Smile


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Post by monkeyboy04 on Sun Apr 23 2017, 19:51

Ian hope it goes well please let me know how you get on on Thursday fingers crossed

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Post by -Ian- on Mon Apr 24 2017, 20:22

Any update on your little fella ?


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Post by monkeyboy04 on Mon Apr 24 2017, 21:55

Yeh Ian he's calmed down with his drinking and weeing now only a small lake not an ocean 
The vet has told me to hold off on the tablets till Wednesday and monitor and record the amount he's drinking it looks like his kidneys are a little weak and the steroid injection he had may have agrivated his weakness once we get his weeing and drinking back to normal then we can start his pills 
Fingers x he seams a lot better today 
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I'll be thinking of you and your baby girl on Thursday please let me know how you go on it's heart breaking

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Post by -Ian- on Mon Apr 24 2017, 22:56

Ah great news, pleased to read he's feeling better today Big Grin

We've had a good day today, she's been resting like she's supposed to but was eager to play this evening. I'd like to think she's feeling a bit better in herself, though the wobbly back legs haven't improved, still, we aren't at Thursday yet so there's time to see if anything improves and thanks for your thoughts.

I will let you know.


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Post by LizP on Tue Apr 25 2017, 08:15

I'm glad the drinking has reduced and it sounds like your vet buddy is good and on the case.

Watching our dogs getting older is the worst thing ever. It's so hard sometimes.


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Post by monkeyboy04 on Tue Apr 25 2017, 09:15

Yeh Liz p I really don't like seeing my boy getting older

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Post by Mia05 on Tue Apr 25 2017, 14:43

Its horrible when our dogs get old , horrible process but with the right meds hopefully your friend makes him comfortable. Best of luck with oor flo flo ian for thursday.
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Post by monkeyboy04 on Sun Apr 30 2017, 14:22

Ian how did you go on with your girl on Thursday not heard from you Crying or Very sadCrying or Very sadnail bitingfrustrated

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Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 30 2017, 16:50

Ah, I did say I'd let you know opps

Well the meds had no effect on Flo, if anything she got a little worse. Made the early morning trek on Thursday and the vet has reviewed the MRI and come up with a less drastic solution which is to bore thru the disc and collapse the bit causing the pressure. Hopefully that will be all that's needed, however, he has urged caution as they won't know exactly until they are in and looking at it, so there is a possibility that they will remove a part of the vertebrae too. Downside to that is that she'll need plates etc to its fingers crossed that the first option works ok.

As an aside, I lifted Flo's rear end when she was standing awkwardly yesterday and she felt so light, it's only now dawned on me that this is because she's transferred all her weight to her front end. I'm amazed at how adaptable they are.


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Post by monkeyboy04 on Sun Apr 30 2017, 19:43

Omg my heart is with you and flow I hope it all goes well for your little girl and you please please keep me informed 
Hate this old age in our kindest loveliest companions it's heart breaking my thought are with you both 
And Loui sends a big lick

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Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 30 2017, 19:50

Thanks for the thoughts. How's Loui getting on... all settled down now ?


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Post by monkeyboy04 on Sun Apr 30 2017, 22:05

Not to bad he's a bit stiff today on his legs so we have had. An easy day with loads of loves and snuggles thanks for asking

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Post by -Ian- on Wed May 03 2017, 20:28

Thought I'd give you a brief update, Flo's op went well and the vet is pleased with how things are so hopefully she'll be home in a few days time.

Hope Loui continues to do well.


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Post by monkeyboy04 on Wed May 03 2017, 21:11

Oh so pleased fingers x hope she's home with you soon feels strange when they are not there
Loui is ok still a bit stiff but back to his old ways being a pest ha ha it's great decided at 3.30 am he wanted to play ball ha ha

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Post by -Ian- on Wed May 03 2017, 23:27

Brilliant, so pleased he's feeling more like his old self Smile


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