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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:40 AM

I met a 15 year old yellow lab last night in New England

Leaving hotel heading over terminal to drag a trailer back to Pennsylvania. The lab she was deaf and blind in one eye. But she was doing ok and she is loved. I reached down to pet her and I got love licks. Here is to the boog who is eight and our golden retriever who is ten. And all other Du community pet lovers may our pups have longevity I love dogs.

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Reply I met a 15 year old yellow lab last night in New England (Original post)
TEB Jul 2018 OP
irisblue Jul 2018 #1
Polly Hennessey Jul 2018 #2
get the red out Jul 2018 #3
chillfactor Jul 2018 #4
Stonepounder Jul 2018 #5
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #6
StarryNite Jul 2018 #8
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #10
StarryNite Jul 2018 #13
shenmue Jul 2018 #7
Tall Poppy Jul 2018 #9
Bayard Jul 2018 #11
StarryNite Jul 2018 #14
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #12

Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:43 AM

1. 💜🐶

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:12 AM

2. Ten year old Corgi

and nine year old Golden Retriever. If perfection is possible, it comes in the form of a dog. 💚💛💕🐕

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:31 AM

3. Dogs are love

And I totally love dogs, and meeting them, and the beloved old ones make me smile. My BC Mix is 8 and my BC is 2. I worry all the time about my girl, Layla, getting older, she is a huge part of my world.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:32 AM

4. 12 year old Chihuahua....

my precious little girl!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:34 AM

5. Our English Toy Spaniel (aka King Charles Spaniel, aka 'Charlie')

Will be turning 15 on 8/12. This isn't exact since he's a rescue and we had to estimate his age. He's not as spry as he used to be when we got him 11 years ago (of course neither am I) and he's been diabetic for the last 7 years, but he's still going strong.

So God Made a Dog:

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:48 AM

6. My deaf and blind American Eskimo turns 16 on July 31. He

is totally befuddled after having a vestibular syndrome attack last January. He can't get out of a corner nor find his water dishes. I carry him up and down 19 stairs so he can still sleep with me.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:42 PM

8. One of mine had a vestibular syndrome attack.

It was last May. It was horrible because we didn't know what it was having never experienced anything like that before. The urgent care vet said it was arthritis! We brought her home and I told my husband no way was her staggering and falling on her side caused by her arthritis, which I know she has. I researched on the internet and came across vestibular syndrome. Sure enough she was doing pretty good about a week later. It took a couple of weeks for her to be back to almost normal. I gave her Cocculus indicus to help with dizziness. After about a week I started giving her CBD oil to get her appetite back.

As for her arthritis I give her several different natural things and I am just starting her on gelatin. One teaspoon twice a day. Some dogs and people have remarkable results with it.

Her cognitive function is good but I want to keep it that way. So I started giving her and our other dog, who is 11, Cholodin.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 02:02 PM

10. Hank had a complete personality change. He doesn't have a head

tilt and walks in big loopy circles when in the yard. Hank was in the hospital 5 days and didn't eat for 8 days. He doesn't remember any of his people friends, his toys, nor the layout of the house. He no longer 'smiles', nor barks, and sleeps in a different spot on my bed than he did for 15 years.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 02:31 AM

13. I would try Cholodin on Hank.

Check out the reviews. I'm hoping it might prevent cognitive issues in my girls.

[link:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000MF99XM/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=6792399748220218888&pd_rd_wg=IGGwk&pf_rd_r=JDARGNBVTP4ZKHTX8GJ5&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B000MF99XM&pd_rd_w=mvGOE&pf_rd_i=cholodin&pd_rd_r=750f3811-68f3-4fbc-8153-f33300bef3d2&ie=UTF8&qid=1532762931&sr=1|

I had to use a sling on my girl for a few days until she started getting her balance back. But she is fully recovered from the event.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:32 PM

7. Squee

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:48 PM

9. Seniors have so much love to give!

My 18 yo Westie is hobbled with arthritis, deaf in one ear and sleeps a lot, but he still gives the love and doesn't let me out of his sight.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 02:35 PM

11. Rocket

Must be closing in on 15 now. Adopted from ASPCA when he was one. He's been with me now thru thick and thin, a very healthy and energetic little squirt. He is so loving, and very well loved--including by his 3 big white furry siblings.



A small portion of his toy stash.... "I really hate this thing..."

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Response to Bayard (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 02:32 AM

14. What a cutie pie!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 03:04 PM

12. I just came from a doctor's visit and he asked me,

"Oh my gosh, what's wrong?!?". He thought my little girl had died. I told him she was getting a hair cut and he was very relieved. I usually bring her to the doctor's with me. I also informed him that when she dies I will have to walk around with a bucket under my chin to catch all the tears. It has been 15 years since my first girlie died and I am still grieving.

Dogs are better than most people I have known. Pure love!

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