Saturday, September 01, 2007

Doggie News

I know I keep bringing Sandy up, so sorry for the depressing nature of them lately. I just don't feel right. I took Sandy to the vet, yes, she needs a few tests, but nothing the vet thought was wrong was anything serious. The tests were to test for a thyroid problem, a few x-rays on her throat, she has a bit of arthritis, but the dog doesn't move anymore. I gave her a cookie today, and she loves those dog bone cookies, but she didn't get excited about it like she normally does. It just really bothers me that when I make an appointment we are going to be testing for things that will improve her quality of life more than anything. I recognize that she needs them, and I am willing to take her to the vet for them, but in the meantime what if there really is something wrong and I am not crazy. I just don't want my dog to suffer anymore than she has to. I know her arthritis is bothering her at this point, but quite seriously, I think she has got worse in everything since I took her to the vet.

So, the long and short of it is, I am going to go get some canned food and add it to her dry, see if maybe that will entice her to eat. I will watch her all weekend and if I still feel like I do now next week, I am going to take her to another vet for a second opinion. I know I am not a vet, but I still think what is wrong is her stomach, but the vet never even considered that an option. It didn't really help that my mother chose that day to put the cats down, the vet did not have a very good vibe after that.

Sandy is 12, I have had her for those 12 years, and I think I know her, and I say that there is something seriously wrong. Hearing the vet tell me that she thought she was mostly okay relieved me for a couple days, but I am back to worrying again. I am also worried that it was the vet that caused this. Think about it, dog and two cats go in the vet, but only the dog comes back out. I know there are differing opinions on animal intelligence, but I wonder if she is not worried that she is going to be next and has stopped trying... That's why I have been slow at taking her back, was trying to give her some adjustment time.

Anyways, thanks for listening. I really hope I am just over-reacting, but I have to know for sure.


  1. It could very well be that she's down about the cats. Not necessarily out of fear of being next, but just because they are gone. I've unfortunately had quite a few cats die over the years, and I did notice that the other pets were acting strange for a little bit after their disappearances.

  2. It could be that, we did go from having four cats two years ago to having none! I will just keep my eyes on her and hope that is all it is!

  3. So sorry you are going through this. We went through something similar when Razz had some sort of stroke or something just before we had to put him to sleep. We took him to the vet knowing what was going to happen and she insisted that we think about trying this medication as many dogs recover from these things. It gave us one more good day with him before it all went to hell again and we had to put him to sleep. I like knowing we did everything we could, and yet those days of should we or shouldn't we put him to sleep were miserable. It is no fun to see the animals we love get old and get sick. Following your heart may sound trite, but it is the best advice I can give during this difficult time. You're in my thoughts and prayers and I am sorry.

  4. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the canned dog food will help Sandy. The 2nd vet opinion sounds like a good idea.


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