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Old 03-11-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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Thanks, but I need to be because this is the second time. The first was my cat that died from renal failure caused by that stinking chinese crap in walmart animal food a few years ago (one of the billion reasons I hate china and walmart). He got sick and I was too lazy to take him, so I said I would on Monday. He ended up dying on Friday and I'm sure it was pretty painful. At least I got a little better this time, but I still got too wrapped up in my own issues and let my dog down. I wish they would call to give me an update.

 
Old 03-11-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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RD....how old is your dog? We have friends who's dog also has diabetes. They felt the same as you do.....but they give their dog little insulin shots daily and she's doing very well....and she's 10 1/2 years old. I hope the same for your little pup.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Too lazy to take your sick animal to the vet? Eek.

I'm sorry if this comes across as judgmental and speech-like, but I'm tired of pet owners not keeping better tabs on their animals. I have two dogs and a cat. If any of them are not acting themselves, not eating, losing weight, etc, I would have them at the vet pronto. Pets (especially cats) can sometimes just pull away, go downhill health-wise quickly and die before you know something was wrong.

I hope this all turns out well for your dog. I really do. I also hope that if you have children, you're not 'too lazy' to take them to the doctor when they get sick.



BN
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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My kids are 21 and 23, so they survived my laziness, which isn't exactly that bad, but I do accept the bashing since it was my fault. In my defense, though, this case with the dog was more ignorance than laziness. She has been sick ever since we rescued her (over 3 years ago) and the medicine (prednisone) made her gain weight. We spent huge money trying to figure out what was wrong with her and it ended up being a medical mystery. However, we found that prednisone was the only thing that kept her comfortable, even though it also made her eat too much. It is a pretty dangerous drug and probably played a big roll in her getting diabetes, but it is also a powerful drug that probably was the only thing that kept her alive this long.
So hopefully at least one person can learn at least one lesson from me. Do go to the vet if something changes and don't let your animals eat human food. That is a huge weakness of ours and it is completely stopping today. They're not going to like it, but I now know too much about how much it can hurt them and it is definitely not worth seeing a little satisfaction on their faces when they enjoy that leftover lasagna on the plate.

She is probably somewhere around 3.5 years old, so way too young to be this sick. Her and her sister are the second youngest dogs we have. We have actually been preparing for when this day comes for our chow, who is somewhere around 13 years old. I did not see this one coming at all.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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RD

I hope things turn out well for your dog. We had one we rescued in Belgium go through the same thing, it was very expensive but money was no object. Unfortunately, she didn't pull through and had to be put down...

Cheers! M2
 
Old 03-11-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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In TXNick last post, is that Mase? It looks like he's looking for his career.
Beats me. I just post stuff that cracks me up. That sneezing panda one takes the cake so far.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 04:51 PM
 
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Beats me. I just post stuff that cracks me up. That sneezing panda one takes the cake so far.
oh please....I missed the sneezing Panda....is it worth a repeat? Please?
 
Old 03-11-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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oh please....I missed the sneezing Panda....is it worth a repeat? Please?

YouTube - Baby Panda Sneezing

Sneezes like some people I know.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 06:07 PM
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This one is so sweet it'll make your teeth hurt.

YouTube - Baby bunny eats a tiny flower, washes its face
 
Old 03-11-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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Hehe nice.
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