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Pets are a worry
« on: September 04, 2016, 02:26:14 pm »





He looks adorable doesn't he, well we spent a couple of worrying hours at the vets, took him for a walk this morning and he picked up a stick (as he usually does) then it broke and he started choking and frothing at the mouth, I tried to get it out but he kept biting me, I found rubbing him on the throat seemed to soothe it so my missus phoned the emergency vet and took him in, he was so distressed I was upset my missus was upset, they tried to get it out but he wouldn't let them in the end they had to put him out, he's home now and it's so funny it's like he's drunk wobbling about all over the place, it was a scare though, I know he's not ours but we love him like he is although he did cost us nearly 300 quid today I consider it money well spent. 

He's our frankie our other grandchild.
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 05:33:43 pm »

Scary when this sort of thing happens

My dad rescued a collie several years ago when the owner threw a ball which was a little too small and it got stuck in the dog's throat. The poor owner was in hysterics watching her dog slowly slipping away, dad reacted quickly by grabbing the dog's throat and reached in to scoop the ball out. As soon as the ball was out the collie jumped up and was back to his usual self!

My poor lad was accidentally poisoned by my mum when she dropped a bottle of Ibruphen on the floor and he licked some of it up. I didn't know and my mum didn't either that's its toxic to dogs.
He spent a couple of worrying nights in the vets being pumped clean. What's was even worse for me was being stuck in Cyprus at the time.
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 05:37:17 pm »

That is sad Nick. Sorry to hear that medications like these do not come with animal effect warnings as well as ones for children. Chocolate, though not a medicine (technically:O), is poisonous to Dogs as well, maybe this needs a warning?

Good to hear that your 'Grandson' is doing fine Ken.
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 06:42:50 pm »

Currants and raisins  are more dangerous than chocolate
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 06:53:39 pm »

PET PLAN, wouldn't be without it. our amy (staffy) "xxxxx" her knee, 1500 worth of surgery with an implant to hold her patella straight cost me 75.
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 07:14:30 pm »

Yep my daughter has him insured but we didn't know who they were and she's a cabin manager with easy jet and we couldn't contact her so we paid, not that I mind if he had cost a 1000 pound that would have been fine, he's family.
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2016, 11:22:18 pm »

14 years ago.
Our youngest daughter knocked on the door with a tiny ball of fur.
"Mia's had her kittens but this one died".
Gentle heart massage and blowing in its mouth revived her.
We named her ELLie.  "Eight Lives Left".
She finally used up the rest of them earlier this year.  <:(
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 01:25:38 pm »

Oh that's so sad, what a touching story.
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 04:05:14 pm »

Two weeks ago we lost our Ten year old Airedale Terrier
to a Brain Tumour.
Swimbo cannot live without a dog in the house, so tomorrow
we go to Derby to 'look at' a lakeland terrier pup so the worry
will start all over again.


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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 04:14:20 pm »

You'll have fun with a Lakeland terrier pup! Lovely dog and very caring but intelligent with it too!
My little 'sod' sorry lovely little lad is four and it's amazing how he still acts like a pup  :-))
And butter wouldn't melt in his mouth either I've been told- I know better! :D
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2016, 06:43:54 pm »

Yep my daughter has him insured but we didn't know who they were and she's a cabin manager with easy jet and we couldn't contact her so we paid, not that I mind if he had cost a 1000 pound that would have been fine, he's family.
you may be able to claim it back, certainly worth asking.
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 07:24:07 pm »

we are down to just 5 cats now, having lost 2 of the older ones in the last few months, yet our 23 year old cat is still going strong
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2016, 08:29:34 pm »

what breed is the grandson?
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2016, 08:35:47 pm »

23 years old! And I thought our cat was getting on a bit at 19/20 (we're not 100% sure how old she was when we got her). She's given us some scares over the years and racked up the vet's bills. She costs us about 1K a year in meds and vet's bills, but what else can you do, she's part of the family, even if she is getting a bit cantankerous in her old age!  :-)
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2016, 04:16:07 am »

Oh that's so sad, what a touching story.
No not sad!
We had 14 years of happy memories (perhaps not the headless rabbits she used to leave as presents for us but she meant well)
Her mum still rules our daughters home of 3 dogs, a hairless cat which the eldest dog still thinks is a puppy, 50 odd Axelottles (anybody want some?) the chooks and the 2 legged inhabitants.
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Re: Pets are a worry
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2016, 10:51:25 am »

so your daughter lives in a zoo.  {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2016, 09:54:51 pm »

No not sad!
We had 14 years of happy memories (perhaps not the headless rabbits she used to leave as presents for us but she meant well)
Her mum still rules our daughters home of 3 dogs, a hairless cat which the eldest dog still thinks is a puppy, 50 odd Axelottles (anybody want some?) the chooks and the 2 legged inhabitants.

So, does your eldest dog try to suckle, lick and pick said cat up by the neck?  Much to its chagrin no doubt!
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2016, 11:36:11 pm »

It certainly feels like a zoo when they go on holiday and we have to look after them all.
He certainly licks the cat.   Our daughter has some video on Facebook of the two of them together.   The cat "Sly" has got used (or resigned) to it.
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2016, 01:02:27 pm »

23 years old! And I thought our cat was getting on a bit at 19/20 (we're not 100% sure how old she was when we got her). She's given us some scares over the years and racked up the vet's bills. She costs us about 1K a year in meds and vet's bills, but what else can you do, she's part of the family, even if she is getting a bit cantankerous in her old age!  :-)
And yesterday - just to worry us the 23 year old decided he wasnt going to eat, this morning I found him bedded down in one of the cat litter trays, I think the old boy is getting senile.
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2016, 01:26:08 pm »

Funny you should say that.  Our cat had her 6 monthly check-up last week and our 'favourite' vet (who's a highly qualified feline expert by speciality) was talking about some new research that shows that old animals can suffer from dementia, just like humans.


A good example of one of the 'new' text abbreviations for seniors using mobiles - FWIW = Forgot Where I Was!


Hope he's OK and found his way back to the bed/chair/cushion or whatever!
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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2016, 10:47:56 pm »

After our 7year old GSD died from kidney cancer we 'rescued' a 12 yr old GSD x Bernese mountain dog. Now 14. He has health issues with his larynx and arthritis in his back legs. We could get insurance 40 per WEEK!!! and not covering existing problems. We were offered an op to help his breathing ,called a 'Tie back' it ties back his vocal chords. 4000 and a less than 50% chance of survival. We just keep paying for the vet visits and medication. But they are a worry. One day he was 'hawking' to clear his throat, then I noticed a piece of grass sticking out of his nostril, when I pulled it out it was a foot long and he stopped hawking. 
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2016, 11:21:00 pm »

what breed is the grandson?
Did you see this - looks like chiwawowa stop doing that.

Hairless cat - syphix - the boss had one well his girlfriend actually - along with 13 others assorted normal cats, they excrete an oil from the skin and coats everything it touches, knuckles as they 'BOX' rather than scratch, apparently its quite a powerful punch.
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2016, 05:31:07 am »

And yesterday - just to worry us the 23 year old decided he wasnt going to eat, this morning I found him bedded down in one of the cat litter trays, I think the old boy is getting senile.
well it must have been age degeneration, our 23 year old boy passed on last weekend, I went down on the saturday morning and there he was. ah well he had a good run.
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2016, 07:25:27 am »

Sorry for the long wait he was supposed to be a pedigree daxie bought from a kennel club registered breeder but turns out he's a daxie chiwawowa cross, she did get most of her money back, but apparently there are six otheres now fighting for their money back.
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2016, 09:42:14 am »

well it must have been age degeneration, our 23 year old boy passed on last weekend, I went down on the saturday morning and there he was. ah well he had a good run.
Sorry to hear that, but as you said, he had a good run. After the initial shock and upset, it's good to think back at the many years of good times you've shared.
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