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Dog Health > Worried about my girl - vet can't find anything wrong
Mr. Jake the- Beagle

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Barked: Sun May 10, '15 10:22am PST 
your situation sounds similar to mine. Or at least what Jake and I are going through now even though he's a boy. I would recommend a second opinion. Call a few vets offices and ask for one with a high quality image ultrasound machine. My first vets office only used their ultrasound to look and couldn't tell me anything good. The second vet I consulted with yesterday broke bad news to me because his machine has better images and he was able to see what was going on.

The office took into consideration my finances when dealing with Jake and I and i really appreciated it. Though we're going back for another $300 procedure to find out if the masses are cancer or not at least now I have some answers for jake's sudden and worsening urination issues.

I would really ask you to seek a second opinion. Sometimes just like people doctors the first vets miss something. Good luck. hug
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Dog Health > It appears to be cancer (Prostate Cancer) - How to keep weight on and eating up?
Mr. Jake the- Beagle

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Barked: Sat May 9, '15 11:11pm PST 
Hello Everyone,

I'm afraid Mr. B might have cancer. I've been to three vets and all three feel his increased urination is being caused by an enlarged prostate. Originally the first two thought he had a UTI and so we have been doing antibiotics but he appears to be loosing weight.

The third doctor (had a good ultrasound machine_ and was able to see that his prostate was oddly shaped indicating potential tumor growth. Since Jake is insured we are going a head with an aspirate to see if it's malignant or not. But either way the doctor says Jake's prognosis isn't good unless the test comes back negative and its just a bad infection that will take a long time to treat but may still come to nothing. frown

So I have a question. What can I feed jake that he will eat?

Currently I'm mixing his Wellness Senior food with wet cat food to get him to eat but its still not making him eat a lot. Is it okay to feed him cat food? or is there another type of dog food that will really make him eat? the vet stressed his weight loss isn't good and is a bit troubling.
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Dog Health > Enlarged Prostate (how likely is it cancer?)

Mr. Jake the- Beagle

I am Murphy's- Law Embodied! <3- Me!
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 11, '15 6:41pm PST 
Hello,

I'm sure many of you are aware of my struggles with Jake and his recent urinating and definating in the house. In a last ditch effort to avoid a rehoming and to prove that Jake wasn't a horrible dog I took him to the vet.

What I thought might have been a UTI came back with an x-ray as an enlarged prostate. The vet told me it's probably not cancer but we're waiting for blood work to come back. Until then the vet feels the enlarged prostate is what's triggering the constant urination (just like with men with enlarged prostates).

What is the likely hood you guys think Mr. B has cancer or what are other causes of an enlarged prostate?

The vet sent me home with antibiotics, pain medicine and told me to put him on glucosamine (for a herniated disk in his back).

From,

Mr. B's Mom.
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Dog Health > Will my dog George ever walk again after surgery?

Mr. Jake the- Beagle

I am Murphy's- Law Embodied! <3- Me!
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 11, '15 6:37pm PST 
It's hard to say from what you've put here if he will walk again. But I can say from my past experience with Jake that he walked again and is still walking after having a hurney and spinal infection. It depends on the pronosis from the vet and how much therapy your dog has to go through.

Jake and I were lucky in 2011 when his back went out .Bu that problem continues to haunt us.

Sending positive vibes for your pup.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > How to Prepare to Rehome a dog?

Mr. Jake the- Beagle

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Barked: Mon Mar 16, '15 5:58pm PST 
It is with a heavy heart that I have to ask this question. How do you prepare to rehome a dog? I prefer surrendering Jake to a no kill rather then a kill shelter but my options are limited and my time is apparently short.

Due to our living situation and Jake's apparent inability to cope with our move about a month and a half ago it's getting to the point where He's going to have to go or all of us (myself, sweet Caroline, Jax (my kitten) and Jake included). I cannot put my other two animals at Risk because of Jake's radical and totally dumbfounding behavior. If I had the resources to move out on my own again I would and just deal with it then but that is not an option right now.

I never had an issue with peeing in the house (with both an open door and a dog door available. , peeing on carpet, peeing on concrete, barking for no reason or overall just unruly behavior before I moved in with relatives to avoid being out on the street after a bad break up.

I was lucky my grandparents took me and my animals in, everyone else I asked it was just Me. But now that Jake has started to fall apart at the seams (so it seems) I have to make this decision if things don't turn around quickly.

I'm literally at my witts end and that's why I need to know how to rehome a dog.

Jake is CGC trained, Graduated from Petsmart's training program, and Petco's training program.

He gets walked for 30 minutes a day in the afternoons when I'm home (I work from 5am until 5pm and when I get home i walk him).

He has another dog which canceled out the seperation distress he suffered from for the first year and a half that I had him.

I have tried toys, kennels, music, stuffed kongs, stuffed balls.

I think i've done everything but contact an exorcist to try and help this dog. And it breaks my heart that I don't know what else to do.

So any advise on how to rehome a dog would be greatly appreciated since I don't think his behavior is going to get any better anytime soon.

From,

Jake's Mom.

PS- All these things only happen when I'm not home. When I'm home he pees on the grass, doesn't pee inside and otherwise acts like his normal well behaved self.
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Behavior & Training > Barking Issues & improper Eliminations inside.
Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Wed Mar 11, '15 5:20pm PST 
Hello Dogster Mom needs your help,

Times are rather hard for us here. We recently had to move very far away from where Mom works and moved in with her grandparents because money's tight. Good news is now we're saving money for a new home and we like Grandpa's dog. Bad news, Sweet Caroline and I have taken to barking a lot and I (Mr. Beagle) have taken to peeing on the concrete patio right next to the grass and peeing on the hardwood floor inside. I never peed on the hardwood at our old house. Mom is baffled by this.

Unforunately because Mom has to work we're left at home all day and Grandpa snitched on us that we bark all day long so Mom had to buy us these nasty beeping bark collars It solved the problem so mom says for a minute but now we're barking even despite the collars.

Mom isn't sure what she can do since Grandpa is getting tired of hearing us apparently and we currently don't have the money to move. Any assistance would be great otherwise Caroline and I are going to be looking for a new home, probably apart and far away from mom.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Saying Good Bye to Jackie O, the first dog i helped cross the bridge

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Mon Dec 22, '14 7:59pm PST 
I want to thank everyone for their kind words. I brought Jackie O's ashes home on Saturday and cried for a while. I really do miss her a lot. Just this past Wednesday, Jake and Caroline stopped looking for her. Everytime my mom came home they got super excited, i think they thought that Jackie was coming back until I showed them the box today. I let them sniff the hair sample they left me in a bag and I think they understood. They seemed to be sad for a while but now they're back to themselves.

My mom isn't quite ready to deal with Jackie's box yet so for now she's resting on top of my bookshelf between a Winnie the Pooh storybook and a Cinderella snow glob with a picture of her on top the box just chilling.

I'm just happy everyone is back home together again.

Thank you again everyone for all your kind words. I really needed them. Thank you to everyone. hug
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Saying Good Bye to Jackie O, the first dog i helped cross the bridge

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Fri Dec 5, '14 10:46pm PST 
Jackie was an interesting and Unique dog. Because she was not my personal dog she never found her way to dogster I'm afraid. My mother isn't one for computer blogs or any of that stuff. But jackie was very special to me and to her non the less. My mother treated Jackie like the third child she never had even though we only had for for a year and two months. She was 8 with behavioral problems and an attitude.

She was the type of dog they make those movies about... she was Smart (all poodles are I think), she was a head case (chased cats, barked at other dogs, listened only when she wanted to) and most of all she was fast she was a bolter and would go the second she saw a door open (needless to say we never left doors open)

Today has been a rather horrible day for various reasons... my banking account was compromised, I returned home to retrieve something I left before going to work to find my dogs had all escaped the yard. Thankfully Jake and Caroline simply walked their walk route and returned to the house but Jackie had all but disappeared. I drove all over, asked random strangers for assistance and plead with God to return her to us even if it meant me finding her in the street. After several calls to various animal control stations I finally got a hit back, they had found her crumpled up on someone's front lawn under a bush.

I beat the patrol truck back and after identifying her and getting her stable enough to move we made our way to our vet, the vet she's known for the last 6 months after we moved. He is a fair and honest man and I wanted it to be him who told me if something wasn't going to be okay. After paying for xrays and getting phone calls and making phone calls (my boss is very understanding about my fur kids) I waited around at the vets office all day for her to go into surgery for a mass that had ruptured. It turns out she had some form of malignant cancer and regardless of running away she would have died from it. It had spread all over her insides.

it turns out the mass was the size of my fist or a large orange and she had been suffering. Neither my mother or I took her change in behavior as a sign she was hurting. My mother has been away at a work conference for a few days already and I was the one who had to tell her first Jackie was missing, then she had been hit by a car(assumed no one saw or reported the accident), then we were at a vet awaiting surgery and finally tell her after it was all done that Jackie wasn't in pain anymore. cry

I had to make a very hard call but the vet told me and I saw for myself the prognosis was not good. I'm just happy they let me be with her. I got to pet her and tell her I was sorry for not noticing sooner something was wrong. I got to tell her Jake and Caroline were going to miss her and I wasn't sure what we were going to do. I even told her the cats that she often chased would miss her harassment. And i told her most of all I was sorry my mom couldn't be here with her.

I feel Jackie came to us to help my mother through her divorce and through very rough emotional times but sensing things were getting better she decided now was her time to go.

She was the first dog I ever had to personally make the call to euthanize because there was no other way. It's funny because I used to talk so much game about euthanasia and how I would know when the time was right and I would understand there was nothing more that could be done for the pet in question. But today sitting in the vets office having him tell me there was nothing that could be done. It was hard to have to give the order.

Sitting with her during and after it was over and knowing she wasn't suffering anymore was so hard. I was happy for her and told her waiting and the bridge wouldn't be so bad if she didn't mind this bad a$$ cat we once had named Sunday who adored my mother.

I guess I'm rambling here because I know you guys will understand on some level how much it hurts. Its a type of pain I had never felt before.

Every time I go to do something or go to name off something I still include her. Jake, Jackie and Caroline this, or its time to eat guys Jackie come on... but knowing she's never going to run through the door again hurts.

Does it ever get better? I mean its only been a few hours but I feel like I messed up. Even though the vet assured me and I know there was nothing that could have been done for Jackie. I just feel like i let her down. Is this a normal feeling after you have to assist a dog in crossing the bridge?
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Dog Health > Crying at Night

Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Fri Dec 5, '14 12:13am PST 
Hi All,

Mom thinks its a health problem too. Caroline will be going to the vet soon for a full check up. Her last one was a few months ago and other then the heart murmur she checked out okay. But Mom says we can never be too careful with her. I think she just wants lots of attention... thinking

Mom has gotten rather creative with the room situation since the reason we couldn't sleep in the room was because of the cats. My mom managed to rescue this little black apparently not edible ball of fur (don't ask me why not. I got in trouble for trying to eat him naughtynaughty ) While he sleeps in my old dog crate the older cat who's 10 is a free roamer in the room and I may or may not have tried to eat him on more then one occation... and caroline may or may not have treed him on the cat tree... We both plead the 5th and gave cute puppy dog eyes to get out of serious trouble... But as a result we were banned from the room since we stressed the older cat out and tried to eat him a few times even when supervised. (okay that was just me but Caroline was the one who treed him) and since one of Mom's house mates is allergic to cats they have to stay in the bedroom. But mom being as inventive as she is found a solution after some deep consideration and one of the roommates attempting to make us sleep outside in the garage when it was raining!! Mom wouldn't stand for that they got into an argument about it.

Mom dug one of our old door gates out of the garage and put it up in her closet. She now calls her walk in Closet the dog den at night and since there Caroline hasn't been making so much as a peep unless I step on her anyway... and now we all get to be in the "Same" room. Mom even leaves the closet door open so we can see her.

So I will update everyone if there's an under line health problem other then seperation issues with Caroline but for now this problem is solved. hopefully it will stay that way.

From,

Mr Jake the Beagle

Mom would like everyone to know she never planned on giving away Caroline. But is thankful to everyone who responded.
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Dog Health > Crying at Night
Jake & Sweet- Caroline

Tricolored- Hounds for life!
 
 
Barked: Mon Dec 1, '14 2:36pm PST 
Hello,

So Mom's not sure if this is a senior issue or a health issue but she's putting it here just in case.

So, Sweet Caroline is 11 years old this past March). Things have been going great until recently. Our living situation has changed and for reasons beyond our mother's control we cannot sleep in the room with her anymore. For a week this was fine, Caroline would cry for a few minutes but then stop and go to sleep. But now she cries for hours at night and non of us can get to sleep.

Anyway I overheard the other humans in the house talking about his being a very serious problem since the other humans aren't able to sleep either and she's starting to grate on their nerves.

So mom would like to know if there's a health reason for Caroline to be like this. She never did this before but from the way the humans are talking she won't be allowed to do it much longer and mom doesn't want to have to give her away.

Any help in this matter would be appreciative.

From,

Jake the Beagle
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