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Post by James_Kita on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:12 am

So our 14 year old King Charles Spaniel seems to have taken quite a bad turn Sad

His back legs have been quite weak and unstable for a little while now, But over the weekend he seems to be yelping and crying for what appears to be no reason, Like you'll stand near him and he'll yelp, sometimes if he gets up fairly quickly he'll yelp and cry, then if he has to move suddenly same results.

we suspected he had Artheritus, but we were never sure, It does really seem to be though, His legs are obviously in a fair bit of pain.

and to top it off he's caught Kita's Kennel Cough Sad.

Kita is trying to look after him, Bless her! Smile

Mum is taking him to the vet tomorrow, Not sure how much they'll be able to do though as he is very old and over 2 years above average life expectancy for the breed Sad

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Re: Guss has tekn a bad turn :(

Post by Sid_Wolf on Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:21 am

awww poor guss Sad I know of someone who's 17 year old greyhound survived kennel cough though so dont worry too much about that (it took 2 lots of antibiotics but he was fine after that.

As for the arthritis there are things that can be done, pain meds and stuff, if he still has a good quality of life other than his legs then there are things which can be done

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Post by James_Kita on Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:48 am

thats good to hear! Smile

Yeah I'm sure he'll be fine Very Happy Thanks Sid

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Post by Florence24 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:25 pm

Poor lad, he sounds like the kind of boy who could really do without kennel cough!! Hope he gets on OK at the vets, metacam is popular for arthritis I think.

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Post by James_Kita on Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:28 pm

Hopefully it will do the trick! Smile

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Post by bracken on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:06 am

Before you take him to vet let them know he has kennel cough as they wont want him in the waiting room with the other animals if he has it. Hope he gets on ok xx
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Post by James_Kita on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:15 am

Yeah I know, My mum should be aware of this as When I took Kita we had to wait in the Car.

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Post by James_Kita on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:38 pm

mum took Guss to the vets today, turns out he doesn't have KC or artheritus! Neutral, he has bad muscle deteriation in his back legs, the vet wasn't sure why he is in pain and doesn't think its related to his legs which is suprising.

His cough is related to his heart, he has a level 3 heart murmur, which is actually quite good for the breed.

Today it sounded like he was almost screaming in pain, i heard him from upstairs while in the shower! it was gut wrenching Sad.


almost his full body was shaking today / like vibrating almost poor boy.

we know frm a while bk he has some sort of testicular tumor, but cldnt really be operated on due to his heart murmur and age.

he is going up to the animal hospital on wednesday for a scan and probably some blood work. i hope he'll be ok! My mum is in bits with worrey atm! Sad

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Post by Sid_Wolf on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:40 pm

awww poor guss Sad Got my fingers crossed for you guys, hope they can do something for him

Hugs to you and your mum

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Post by James_Kita on Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:20 pm

Thanks Sid Smile

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Post by Florence24 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:53 am

Oh bless him, poor pooch!! Hope they can find him some treatment which helps x

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Post by James_Kita on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:54 am

me to! Very Happy

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Post by James_Kita on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:48 pm

He's off to the animal hospital today!

Wish him luck! Razz

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Post by Sid_Wolf on Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:31 pm

awwww good luck Guss

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Post by Florence24 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:06 am

Any new on how little Gus got on? Smile

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Post by Tan J P on Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:38 pm

how did Gus get on?

bless him,it breaks my heart when they are so poorly.
hope things aren't now as bleak as you 1st thought Smile
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Post by James_Kita on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:10 pm

He has a very inflamed heart Sad.

They're not sure if thats whats causing him so much pain though.

He's got lots of meds bless him, The Vet said he could survive up to 2 years with the condition, But who knows.

The vet said his quality of life should be good once the meds begin to work.

I mean he got really excited when he thought he was going out for a walk this morning.

He has to go on very short walks now which is a shame as he loves the walks! Sad

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Post by Florence24 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:09 pm

Oh bless him, hopefully he can go for more short walks though? Poor doggy, he sounds very resilient Smile

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Post by James_Kita on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:30 pm

He is bless him.

I don't know whether we can do short walks often as basically we need to not puff him out / get his heart rate to high for to long, also It'll take him a fair while to recover from a walk.

Thing is he loves the park, sniffing round there and exploring etc, But I don't think we can be out for that long, the vet literally said just take hime out long enough to do his business and thats it, so I'm thinking no more than 10 mins per walk Neutral

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Post by Florence24 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:34 pm

Bless him Sad

He could probably have that at least three times a day though couldn't he? Poor chap x

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Post by James_Kita on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:36 pm

not sure tbh, basically we've been told exercise is bad for him now, I may just litterally carry him over to the park, let him have a sniff around there for 10 mins and then carry him bk ^_^

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Post by Florence24 on Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:17 am

Sounds a good idea, he'd get his sniffs in without getting too hyped up hopefully! Smile

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Post by James_Kita on Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:27 am

indeed Very Happy

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Post by Florence24 on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:28 am

You'll have to let us know how he goes Smile x

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Post by James_Kita on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:59 am

still bad tonight, still screaming in pain randomly Sad

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