concerns about my Tiny - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
Preeminent Member
 
hotel4dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW of Chicago
Posts: 19,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Thanks: 24,137
Thanked 18,265 Times in 7,029 Posts
concerns about my Tiny

I could use some good thoughts for Tiny.
Over the past few weeks, I've noticed her appetite is changing. She has always been a ravenous eater.
She started by eating her breakfast more slowly. Then she progressed to leaving some of her breakfast, and now some days she walks away from it completely.
I'm giving her lots of canned food in her breakfast. Today I gave her only canned, and she only ate about half. So it's getting worse.
She still eats any and all treats, and she eats her dinner just fine.
But of course, it's a worry.
And at her age (she'll be 16 March 20), there's not much I really want to do, or can do, except try to keep her happy and comfortable.
She does seem to feel fine. Still playing, still mobile. Still begging for people food.
Of course, I know at her age it could be just about anything. Please just send some good thoughts our way if you have a spare moment.



CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)

waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"
hotel4dogs is offline  
The Following 18 Users Say Thank You to hotel4dogs For This Useful Post:
Bob Dylan (02-22-2013), Cathy's Gunner (02-21-2013), CITIgolden (04-16-2013), dborgers (03-13-2013), Dustybear (04-12-2014), GoldensGirl (02-21-2013), goodog (11-09-2013), Gwen_Dandridge (03-24-2013), Karen519 (02-21-2013), Lilliam (05-12-2013), Ljilly28 (02-27-2013), Madisonmeadows (03-13-2013), maizy's mom (03-13-2013), Max's Dad (02-22-2013), Mayve (02-21-2013), OutWest (02-22-2013), Santi (11-18-2013), TheZ's (02-21-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 07:59 AM
Mizzou 2017 Vet Student!!
 
Rainheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 5,533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 266
Thanked 2,893 Times in 1,808 Posts
Sending good thoughts your way for Tiny girl. Spoil her rotten as much as you can, but I am always amazed that she is almost 16 years old!

Crescent's Getting Lucky in the Burg CD RE NA NAJ NJP CGC
My heart dog <3 Born 3/27/2011

Mizzou Playing at Fenway Park RN CGC
Golden mix Born 3/25/2014


Rainheart is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Rainheart For This Useful Post:
hotel4dogs (02-21-2013)
post #3 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:01 AM
I miss my Buddy
 
Buddy's mom forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 10,812
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 11,493
Thanked 11,912 Times in 5,931 Posts
Good vibes, prayers and hugs for sweet Tiny.


9 & half short years in my life but forever in my heart http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...-my-buddy.html
"He took my heart and ran with it, and I hope he's running still, fast and strong, a piece of my heart bound up with his forever" - Patricia McConnell

Charlie could watch birds for hours and I could watch Charlie for hours too http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...n-morning.html
Buddy's mom forever is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Buddy's mom forever For This Useful Post:
hotel4dogs (02-21-2013)
post #4 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:05 AM
Kate
 
Megora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 17,842
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Thanks: 8,198
Thanked 12,569 Times in 6,508 Posts
All my best prayers and thoughts, Barb. I think when you have a dog this old - you give them extra hugs and kisses because every day is a gift.

One thought I'll throw out there - have her teeth checked out. I know you are feeding her canned food so this is probably not it, but it's worth checking out just in case it's something that simple. The other thing - does she lay down to eat? Or do you have accomodations in case she's waking up with aches and pains? Could be she feels better later in the day.

It's a good sign that she's eating her supper just fine and still eating treats like normal.

Megora is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Megora For This Useful Post:
Artnlibsmom (05-31-2013), hotel4dogs (02-21-2013), Jaxmom (01-09-2014)
post #5 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:12 AM
Supreme Member
 
coppers-mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 9,613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 827
Thanked 3,669 Times in 2,238 Posts
I always have tim for lovely Tiny!
I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers because I know how worried you are.
I'm glad she is eating treats and dinner. I'm sending you both lots of love and hugs.


Copper's Mom (always)
Gotcha 10/2004 - lost ya 10/2010
coppers-mom is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to coppers-mom For This Useful Post:
hotel4dogs (02-21-2013)
post #6 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:32 AM
Supreme Member
 
GoldenCamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 5,763
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,985
Thanked 6,768 Times in 3,003 Posts
Good thoughts sent for your Tiny girl and you.


GoldenCamper is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to GoldenCamper For This Useful Post:
hotel4dogs (02-21-2013)
post #7 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
Preeminent Member
 
hotel4dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW of Chicago
Posts: 19,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Thanks: 24,137
Thanked 18,265 Times in 7,029 Posts
Thanks for the good thoughts.
While I don't think it's her teeth (she seems to prefer dry kibble to canned food these days!!), I did have her mouth checked last time she was at the acupuncture vet. They didn't see anything obvious.
She doesn't lie down to eat, believe it or not she is still much too mobile for that!
She gets 1/2 a rimadyl and 1 tramadol every morning, for her arthritis.
It's just a worry when anything changes at this age. But I am very thankful that, at least for now, she still wants lots of treats, and all of her dinner.
I really appreciate the kind words and good thoughts. I REALLY need to get a video of her trying to get Tito to play with her!



CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)

waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"
hotel4dogs is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to hotel4dogs For This Useful Post:
Dallas Gold (03-18-2013)
post #8 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Senior Member
 
GoldenMum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 4,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,494
Thanked 6,330 Times in 2,652 Posts
Hugs, belly rubs, thoughts, and prayers for you and Tiny. It gets tough as they age, 15 years is wonderful!

The belly rubs are just for Tiny!


Bonnie Boo 11/16/2000-10/12/2013
Clyde Kadiddle Hopper 9/12/2000-1/6/2014

Forever in my heart!
GoldenMum is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to GoldenMum For This Useful Post:
hotel4dogs (02-21-2013)
post #9 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:37 AM
Member
 
sadiegold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 444
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 29
Thanked 226 Times in 140 Posts
When Savannah started loosing her desire to eat a friend recommended Bil Jac (in the freezer section of our grocery store).It did the job for a week or so (well worth it to see her eat), not sure about the nutritional value but it made me happy she ate it and must have given her a little more fuel in her gas tank.
sadiegold is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to sadiegold For This Useful Post:
hotel4dogs (02-21-2013)
post #10 of 3401 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:38 AM
In the Moment
 
Penny & Maggie's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Heath, TX
Posts: 20,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Images: 128
Thanks: 1,663
Thanked 3,542 Times in 2,430 Posts
Many prayers flying your way for Tiny. Give her some lovin' from our crew.



Betty and the Dallas crew


“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” A. France
Penny & Maggie's Mom is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Penny & Maggie's Mom For This Useful Post:
hotel4dogs (02-21-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome