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 Post subject: Re: The "My Pet is Old and I'm Sad" Thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:58 pm 
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My rabbit, Martin Brodeur, is maybe about 10 years old and his back legs have started to go. He has been on meds for a couple of weeks but it's not really helping any more. Most days, he is dragging himself around, no more hopping, jumping or even walking. It is so sad and pitiful. But he is still eating and drinking great so I am reluctant to make that final decision. He is the last of a mother and her 4 babies that I rescued long ago. I feel sad for him that he is the last one left but happy for him that he will likely be reunited with his family soon. I just feel awful when I am with him knowing that in a few days, he won't be with me anymore.


I don't know about rabbits, but I know that in rats hind end degeneration isn't unusual or painful and most live quite happily with some changes made to their habitats. As long as their owners take out ramps, make sure bedding is soft and help the animals clean themselves, things can be fine for many more months (keeping in mind rats have such short lifespans, months are like years).

Big hugs to you and Martin.

Big hugs to zero and Gabriel, too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:10 pm 
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thank you both for your kind words - Gabe passed thursday morning. She is sorely missed.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:53 am 
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Awww...so sorry to hear, zero. 26 is a long life for a kitty and I'm sure it was wonderful for her so long as she was cared for by you.

Hoodwinked, it's so rough to see our precious boos declining.

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So sorry zero33. <3

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:57 pm 
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i noticed yesterday that ophelia's face seemed swollen on the right side. i finally managed to get a look in her mouth today while she was sleeping, and there's pus and blood, so this is a really bad scene. i called the vet right away, but they said they can't get me in until wednesday morning. she's eating (even dry food) and drinking with no coercion, and it's hard to tell how bad she feels, but i'm really afraid that this will be the end. she's 21, and her age and her kidney disease make sedation dangerous, but i can't risk letting the infection worsen or spread, and i know that she's probably in a lot of pain, even if she's acting like she doesn't care. she's always been tiny, but now she's so skinny that if she even thinks about going off her food she'll be finished. i am filled with panic, and i can't believe we have to wait another day and a half! i already feel like the worst cat mom in the world for letting it get this bad. :( 21 years is so many years, and i've been so lucky to have her all that time, and my rational brain knew we were getting close, but man do i hate facing this. i asked them to let me know right away if a spot opens up. i don't know how i'm going to do anything in the meantime.

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 Post subject: Re: The "My Pet is Old and I'm Sad" Thread
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acr - is there an emergency clinic where you live?

seitanicverses & blondiefk, thank you... it's been hard :(

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Ughhhh, Sadie just got diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

She's around 17, which I know is old for a dog, but it just feels like too soon. I'm hopeful that she'll have at least a little longer with us.


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Big hugs to everyone. Wishing good thoughts for Sadie and Ophelia. zero33 I'm sorry for your loss...

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Cuddles is 11ish - we got him 7 years ago, and no one knows anything about his life before he was rescued by Pets for Life. I am completely in denial about how much he has slowed down because I am not ready to lose him, but last night he didn't sleep well and pretty much didn't bother getting up for food or to pee or anything. He perked up on his walk, but basically for the last few months, he goes for a short walk and then comes home and sleeps all day on the couch.

I've asked our vet if there is anything we can do, and he says that Cuddles is very healthy for a senior pup, but that age gets us all in the end.

I am dreading the inevitable. I love him so much. I really feel like a piece of my heart opened when I first fell in love with him. And Leela loves him so much. He is the best dog I could imagine, and I can't imagine another dog who will let a toddler dress him up at will.

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My dog is old (18 in 2 weeks!) and I'm sad.

We went back to the vet today and he has been put on stronger antibiotics and anti-inflammatory meds for infections in his mouth and right eye. If he isn't better in one week we'll probably have to make the decision to have him euthanised :(

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Sadie is 17 and we're taking her on her final trip to the vet in an hour and a half. I just wish she could spend this last hour or so happy and hungry instead of in pain and hardly able to sit still.

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Pastabake, I'm sorry. That sucks so hard.

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<3 <3 <3 and hugs to y'all.

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