Aging pets

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 19, 2023 12:33 PM

Our one remaining pooch has been dealing with a weird toe for a while now. We decided to have it amputated and sent it off for a biopsy. She has melanoma. Without any tests we won't know how aggressive or pervasive it is, and at her age the vet doesn't recommend doing them. 

This sucks.

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 123 reps Joined Feb 2010
Fri, May 19, 2023 12:46 PM
posted by justincredible

Our one remaining pooch has been dealing with a weird toe for a while now. We decided to have it amputated and sent it off for a biopsy. She has melanoma. Without any tests we won't know how aggressive or pervasive it is, and at her age the vet doesn't recommend doing them. 

This sucks.

Damn, that blows. One thing I've noticed with multiple pets, it seems like when it rains, it pours. We lost multiple cats during a 3-4 month stretch during COVID. Some were old, some were kind of shockers. It sucks.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 19, 2023 3:17 PM
posted by Automatik

I suggest "making the call" sooner than later.


My parents Jack Russell died last year at the age of SEVENTEEN!


He was partially blind and almost completely deaf. He would also just randomly pass out due to lack of blood flow to his heart. kept telling them they needed to get it done, no one listened. He had a heart attack in front of my mom at 6am one morning. I wasn't there, but it was rather tragic.. 

Agreed.


My one miniature schnauzer we had put down last year was 14.5 and was just getting bad, could walk around, but that's about it. Didn't want to eat much, vision was bad, hard time getting him to use the yard for the restroom other than the house, etc.


My other miniature schnauzer is now 13.5 and doing much better (other than bad teeth we had to get pulled). 


My parents miniature schnauzer is 14 and he is getting bad, I have asked my mom, she is almost ready. His back legs/hips are getting bad.



justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 247 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 19, 2023 3:25 PM

Our mini schnauzer is also 14 (and an half) and her back legs aren’t great. We fell for the social media ads for Wuffes (basically a supplement chew for joint health) based on customer comments and they made a big difference. 

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 19, 2023 4:20 PM
posted by justincredible

Our mini schnauzer is also 14 (and an half) and her back legs aren’t great. We fell for the social media ads for Wuffes (basically a supplement chew for joint health) based on customer comments and they made a big difference. 

I will suggest this to my mom.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Fri, May 19, 2023 10:13 PM
posted by justincredible

Our one remaining pooch has been dealing with a weird toe for a while now. We decided to have it amputated and sent it off for a biopsy. She has melanoma. Without any tests we won't know how aggressive or pervasive it is, and at her age the vet doesn't recommend doing them. 

This sucks.

Sorry to hear that.  At least she has a family that loves her around her during her decline.  It’s very hard.


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