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Old July 28th, 2008, 09:28 AM
sguest sguest is offline
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Hello,
I am new to this forum and found it only by having a mini breakdown this weekend. Why do things always happen on weekends?
Anyway, my dog, Rascal is 12 years old and recently began coughing and hacking. Then his appetite went way down, urination up and drinking a lot!
Took him to our vet (2 weeks ago) and he thinks it congestive heart failure. Gave us dialating pills????
He is getting thinner and eating less, no energy. Just not the same dog. Do I accept that he is getting old and dying?
I just feel we might be missing something. So I made an appt. with a new vet for today and hopefully they will do some more tests to try and determine what is going on and how to make him more comfortable.
Wondering if there are any tips or websites for taking care of an elderly dog, do's and don't. Up until now, he has been energetic, happy and sociable. Now he is so lethargic
Sue
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