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Thread: Bugger, I think 'that day' has come for my dog...

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    Unhappy Bugger, I think 'that day' has come for my dog...

    Our 11 year old border collie is a loving family pet. Great family dog, but point her at a hare, take her to shift sheep and she's useless. We have had her 10 years. She had epilepsy but that hasn't reared its head in the past 4.5-5 years since just after moving onto our small farm. She got a ripper of a belt from the electric fence and had a Hua of a seizure and none since.

    She's just an awesome family pet... last night we went out for a couple of hours, she seems fine with the kids in the arvo, and then at 8.30, she was 'dragging' her back left quarter. Happy as, not pain, but semi paralysed in that quarter. She was still weight bearing on the right rear leg. We probed and felt but there was no pain or tenderness.

    Doing a bit of research, seems a lot points to a brain tumour, which could be linked to her earlier epilepsy, but why the rapid decline? Unless its burst and bled out. Otherwise maybe some form of stroke or heart attack.

    I'll be taking her to the vets first thing this morning.

    If anyone has any suggestions or alternatives?

    John
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    Shit not good to hear just been through it with our dog it had a swollen knee and arthritis in its rear hip its on tablets and gets an injection once a week at the moment and seems to be OK they can Handel a lot of pain before they show it

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    Ears still up, eyes alert etc. Booked for 9.20 this morning.

    Pretty tough seeing my kids going off to school this morning. 2 of the 3 puffy eyed fearing the worst. Th oldest is the closest to her, and I offered her to come with me to hte vets, but she said that if they can't help her and need to put her down, she'd rather remember her as her playful mate, not at the vets making decisions.

    Man this sucks!

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    It not easy mate. I'm glad your showing respect to your mate tho its sad and difficult. Stay strong.
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    Hmmm, I dunno mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako 243 View Post
    Ears still up, eyes alert etc. Booked for 9.20 this morning.

    Pretty tough seeing my kids going off to school this morning. 2 of the 3 puffy eyed fearing the worst. Th oldest is the closest to her, and I offered her to come with me to hte vets, but she said that if they can't help her and need to put her down, she'd rather remember her as her playful mate, not at the vets making decisions.

    Man this sucks!
    That's one smart grown up kid

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    Booked for x-rays to eliminate spinal lesion that might be able to be treated with anti-inflammatory and a full set of blood work. Then comes the hard decision, if nothing in either of those, then it's time to say good bye or spend mega bucks getting Massey to do a heap of brain/CT/? scans to see if there's a clot, or a tumor or her epilepsy returned after 5 years.

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    Thinking of you guys and her. Hoping for best.


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    11 isnt that old for a border, i've seen them still herding at 15 !

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    sad to hear mate i hope things well with the vet i'll be thinking of your dog and family

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    tough times,
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    Oh man, that's a tough one. Esp with a collie being as smart as some people.
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Hope things works for the Best mate, whichever way they go.
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    Not good mate. All the best.
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