Tess is having some troubles - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
Preeminent Member
 
OutWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Dorado County, CA
Posts: 10,663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Thanks: 14,872
Thanked 10,631 Times in 5,451 Posts
Tess is having some troubles

As many of you know already, my little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a bad heart which recently kicked into congestive heart disease. She's been taking heart medicines and responding to them well it seems--the occasional coughing fit maybe every three-four days. But the other day she developed some incontinence--peed on both DD's bed and mine. And then in her crate the next night.

So the vet called today and she's going to put her on estrogen therapy for a couple weeks to see if she responds. Poor little girl--she's taking so many pills! I hope it works. The saddest part of this is I don't think she'll be able to sleep in our beds now. She will be fine with that--she has always preferred to sleep in her crate!--but I think it will make my DD sad. Tess has slept with her since she came home as a puppy.

I really hate watching these wonderful creatures get old.
OutWest is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to OutWest For This Useful Post:
Karen519 (01-24-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 12:18 AM
Jen
 
Brave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,996
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,863
Thanked 9,112 Times in 4,075 Posts
Tess is having some troubles

Oh! Im so sorry!!!! I hope the estrogen works. Accidents are always embarrassing, even for a dog.


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App

Hecate's Hellhound, Bearer of Mischief, CGC - "Bear"
Hecate's Hellhound, Gypsy Magic - "Gypsy"
http://pdgf.pitapata.com/4soam7.png
http://pdgf.pitapata.com/bfSCm7.png
Brave is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Brave For This Useful Post:
OutWest (01-22-2013)
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 AM
Senior Member
 
Claudia M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 5,915
Thanked 4,019 Times in 2,331 Posts
So so sorry OutWest. I sure hope the estrogen will help.
How about protective bed sheets, they are soft on the upper side but have a protective rubber on the side facing the mattress. They are machine washable. If I remember correctly I got them at bed bath and beyond.


Rose Bud - Golden Retriever (June 2012)
Darcy Bud - Flat Coated Retriever (June 2009)
Belle Bud - Golden Retriever (December 2014)
Claudia M is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Claudia M For This Useful Post:
OutWest (01-22-2013)
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 03:35 AM
New Mommy
 
Claire's Friend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: California
Posts: 6,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Images: 9
Thanks: 7,214
Thanked 6,155 Times in 2,401 Posts
Is it PPA or DES they are putting her on? Erin was on PPA for years and it worked great, but in the last year we had to add DES to keep her dry. I believe PPA is safer for long term use, hopefully some of the vets here will chime in. Hope it all works out.



Love is patient, love is kind.
Love never gives up or loses faith.
Love is always hopeful and endures through every trial.


http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...?imageid=15981
Claire's Friend is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Claire's Friend For This Useful Post:
OutWest (01-22-2013)
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 09:56 AM
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NC Coast
Posts: 31,336
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Thanks: 35,650
Thanked 25,653 Times in 15,299 Posts
I'm so sorry to hear about little Tess, I hope the medication helps.
CAROLINA MOM is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to CAROLINA MOM For This Useful Post:
OutWest (01-22-2013)
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
Preeminent Member
 
OutWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Dorado County, CA
Posts: 10,663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Thanks: 14,872
Thanked 10,631 Times in 5,451 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire's Friend View Post
Is it PPA or DES they are putting her on? Erin was on PPA for years and it worked great, but in the last year we had to add DES to keep her dry. I believe PPA is safer for long term use, hopefully some of the vets here will chime in. Hope it all works out.
I don't know--I will check that out when I pick up the meds. The nurses at the office are breaking up capsules and re-filling them with the proper amount. They don't carry the right size for Tess--she's only 20 lbs. So I'm going to pick it up later. Vet was very sweet. She said I could do the recanting at home, but she didn't want me to be handling the estrogen and the nurses are trained to do it.
OutWest is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 02:23 PM
Supreme Member
 
HolDaisy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Midlands UK
Posts: 5,331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 6,322
Thanked 6,594 Times in 4,009 Posts
Sorry to hear this, hope it helps her!






HolDaisy is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to HolDaisy For This Useful Post:
OutWest (01-22-2013)
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 12:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Claudia M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 5,915
Thanked 4,019 Times in 2,331 Posts
Any news on Tess? Has she started her estrogen therapy yet?


Rose Bud - Golden Retriever (June 2012)
Darcy Bud - Flat Coated Retriever (June 2009)
Belle Bud - Golden Retriever (December 2014)
Claudia M is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Preeminent Member
 
OutWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Dorado County, CA
Posts: 10,663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Thanks: 14,872
Thanked 10,631 Times in 5,451 Posts
I just got back from picking it up, so will start her on it shortly. The doctor prescribed the DES--is t here anything I should be looking for in the area of side effects? Do you know why the other is safer long-term? I didn't get a chance to talk to the doc--just picked it up.
OutWest is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 12:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Claudia M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 5,915
Thanked 4,019 Times in 2,331 Posts
Bumping up - hoping for some more experienced to chime in PPA vs DES.


Rose Bud - Golden Retriever (June 2012)
Darcy Bud - Flat Coated Retriever (June 2009)
Belle Bud - Golden Retriever (December 2014)
Claudia M is offline  
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