Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Introduce yourself here - Say hello

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 7th, 2005, 11:26 AM
ssteward ssteward is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 9
Geriatric Terrier Cross Rescue Dog- health issue

We have three rescue dogs- all terrier crosses- mystery breed. Our most recent addition to our family is a 10 year old female larger sized dog named Ashes. She looks to be a blue heeler or cattle dog terrier cross. We adopted her from the humane society 7 weeks ago after she was surrendered by her owner.
Ashes came to us as a previously unvaccinated dog without any previous owner health records. At the Humane Society,she had geriatric blood work prior to teeth cleaning and hind dewclaw removal. She is on Rimadyl 100 for Arthritis- 1/2 tab 2Xday. All appeared well.
Here is the story... note we have visited our vet and have advice we have been following along with another vet visit in two to three weeks for another x-ray followup.
In the last week Ashes has been yelping upon getting up from a lying down position- when it has been for a long period of time...yelping lasts for only a few seconds and once she walks it out she is fine- we have also noticed some panting/restlessness- mainly in the middle of the night- and she has a had a slight temp- 38.4 which we are monitoring. She has had xrays and the only indicator is that there may be some fuzziness around the top -shoulder bone of the left front leg. We have been uanble to repeat her pain upon manipulation at the vet clinic. Any info /suggestions would be appreciated. THX SO MUCH!

Last edited by ssteward; May 8th, 2005 at 07:25 PM. Reason: move to Pet Health
Reply With Quote
Old May 7th, 2005, 11:53 AM
glasslass's Avatar
glasslass glasslass is offline
Senior Contributor
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Calif.
Posts: 4,684
I don't have much to offer, but thanks so much for taking in this older dog and trying to help her pain. You're an
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel, theology professor (1907-1972)
Reply With Quote
Old May 7th, 2005, 07:12 PM
ssteward ssteward is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 9
Smile glasslass

Thanks for the note... I am really looking forward to learning alot from other dog devotees!
Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Safyre Safyre is offline
banned user
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 989
might want to move this one over to the Pet Health Topic lower on the website here, you might get some more responses!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.