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Sun Mar 4, 2018, 07:31 AM

Our ten year old Golden retriever

I well we all love him dearly as we love all our dogs the Newfie and the chocolate land shark as well. But the golden has been having a hard time getting into bed of late. Even with his arthritis medicine , so I built him steps and last night was the first time he used them. And he came up on the bed tail wagging a smile on his face so excited. And laid down between my wife and the man. This boy since he has been a pup slept with us. We used to carry him to bed as a puppy. And this morning he is so happy I slept next to my mommy all night and we snuggled. He truly is my wife’s significant other he loves us all but he has it bad for my wife always has. I guess my point is the things we do for our dogs.

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Reply Our ten year old Golden retriever (Original post)
TEB Mar 2018 OP
samplegirl Mar 2018 #1
TEB Mar 2018 #3
samplegirl Mar 2018 #5
sweetroxie Mar 2018 #2
samplegirl Mar 2018 #6
SWBTATTReg Mar 2018 #4
samplegirl Mar 2018 #7
w100jmi Mar 2018 #8
TEB Mar 2018 #9
samnsara Mar 2018 #12
samnsara Mar 2018 #10
TEB Mar 2018 #11
samnsara Mar 2018 #13
Rorey Mar 2018 #14
Ohiogal Mar 2018 #15
robbob Mar 2018 #16

Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 07:46 AM

1. Just did this for my 16 year old cat. He can get down off the bed but not up

Built steps he is affraid of those. So I just pick him up every night! Twice to go to the bathroom. He is the sweetest boy ever and has been in the bed since he was a kitten.
https://imgur.com/gallery/WDA2d

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 07:57 AM

3. He is a handsome boy

Our cat is 15 he was free as kitten he is not sure. He looks like a Maine coon but he always sleeps on my wife’s pillows. He is a pacifist years ago I saw him watching a mouse eat his dry food. He never harmed it he was sitting in the mud room like watching him it’s ok little friend I’ll share.

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Response to TEB (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 08:10 AM

5. He certainly has

been the greatest pet. Very smart and gentle. I hate seeing him get so helpless. But I do whatever to have another day with him! I would have another main coon again. We have had him since a kitten.
I can’t imagine my bed without him.






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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 07:50 AM

2. I built a ramp for my dog to get on the bed. It looks like an extension of the

bed itself. Several years ago when she had cruciate ligament surgery. I'm glad I did because she is now 16 and needs it to get up and down off the bed.

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Response to sweetroxie (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 08:11 AM

6. Yes a ramp would of been better than steps.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 07:59 AM

4. Nothing like our babies, eh? The things we do and don't mind...

Build steps, a new bed, or something else, such as a new toy or treats. They deserve it all! Thanks for the cheerful status and best of all to all of you.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 08:13 AM

7. They are better than

people most days.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 08:41 AM

8. Tried Fish Oil?

He won't jump all over place but fish oil does wonders for dog with arthritis. It helps keeping them getting too stiff and sore. Check with the vet if he agrees. It helps my dog and me.

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Response to w100jmi (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 09:04 AM

9. We do that

Fish oil along with arthritis medicine

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Response to w100jmi (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 09:09 AM

12. i tried that for my dogs but they dont like it in the gel caps and I find

..them spit out all over the house. Even puppy Sylvia (who eats anything not nailed down) wont touch them. I poked a hole in the cap to squeeze the oil out and had the cap turned toward me.. so you know what happened.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 09:06 AM

10. i need to do that for Cooper....now almost 13....

...he used to get on the bed up until a year ago. I have some dog steps I bought so he can get into the car.. big heavy metal things. I may have to drag them upstairs.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 09:07 AM

11. How is mr coopers eyes

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Response to TEB (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 09:10 AM

13. the Horners cleared up!!!

.. I can look at him in both eyes now. Before, he looked pretty scary!.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 09:53 AM

14. Thank you for doing this for your Golden

When our last guy started getting lilke that we, we took the mattress and box spring off of the frame so it would be lower. My husband made ramps for our vehicles so he wouldn't have to jump in and out. At one point, for about a year, I was taking him for laser treatments on his back (where is arthritis was) three times a week. Cost a lot of money, but he loved it. He's been gone for just shy of three years. My husband always thought he was "his" dog, but I think he loved me just a tad more, especially the last two years.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 10:34 AM

15. Awwwwwwwww

You are such good doggy parents! What a heartwarming post!

I know how hard it is when our fur babies get to be old. It breaks your heart to see them struggle but they still wag their tails at the sight of their humans. I wish all of you the best!

"chocolate land shark ' -- LOL

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 10:42 AM

16. Daisy used to love car rides!

Most exiting time of the day. Front or back seat: she refused to sit and look out the window, always had to stand. Even when the muscles in her back legs started weakening, she would be sliding around in the back seat. It would drive me nuts, and of course she ignored my commands to sit.

Finally she lost the use of her back legs altogether, and I got her a doggy wheelchair. We still had great rides and walks, but then her front end started to weaken and she couldn’t sit up. She got depressed and car rides lost their magic.

I should have probably put her down at that point, but she wasn’t in pain and her mind was so sharp and active. One day a light bulb went on: I folded down the back seat and put an old child proof stair gate on some empty water jugs. That plus her beds stacked on top brought her right up to window level. Every day for the next 7 months we would go for a long car ride, and she loved it. I would lift her out of the car on her bed and we’d lunch in the park or go for kayak rides in the St. Laurence river. With a doggie life jacket on, of course. I wish I’d gotten that jacket years earlier, I actually got Daisy swimming and we’d go for “walks” in the water on a hot day.

God, I miss that dog.

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