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Old 02-21-2013, 07:57 AM
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:59 AM
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"
run free my sweet, sweet loves, I will love you and miss you forever.
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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!
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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.
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Many prayers flying your way for Tiny. Give her some lovin' from our crew.
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