Our 13 y/o lab/sheppard mix has had a slight limp that comes & goes. Over the past few days, it's gotten worse, & yesterday I noticed a little swelling. Well today, she seems weaker & her back legs don't want to work right either. It's pitiful. I'm hoping to get her some relief to at least give her a few days to see if she improves, or at the very least, give us time to prepare for the inevidable. If we have to put her down, it seems fitting to do it before the 4th of July. She hates fireworks.
**Please send some positive energy my way - I think I'm gonna need it :(
Just back from the vet- We got some pain meds to keep her comfortable & give it a couple of days. Sadly, it seems her cancer and/or arthritis progressed. The swelling on her front paw is not soft tissue, but a hard mass (possibly bone cancer) and she is either weaker from the progression of her illness, or suffering nerve damage which is effecting her back end. Plus she's lost 7 lbs since last year. My poor baby. She's been such a good dog. I just wish the good Lord would take her in her sleep, instead of leaving that up to us. :(....
Prayers or positive thoughts of strength please
Awe, I hope she is OK. MY DH had an old German Shepard before we were married & he had very bad hip displasia. One night he could not walk so we put him in the jeep & took him to the emergency pet clinic. We feared the worst. When we arrived, my DH opened the back of the jeep to lift him out & the stinker jumped out on his own & acted fine! We brought him in anyway & they gave him a cortisone shot. He lived another 4-5 years. He was 16 when he passed. I hope this is the case for you too.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:43 AM on Jun. 27, 2013
HUGS mama, good luck
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