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Scrip worries me...

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by cheekyscrip, Nov 14, 2020.


  1. cheekyscrip

    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    It has been ages since I was posting here...
    Scrip must be now a total stranger to you...
    He is now nearly 12 and of late started drinking a lot more.. which worries me a great deal.
    He already is on special diet as has pancreatic problems...
    This is new though and I am worried about his kidneys...
    Visit to Spain will be necessary as I have excellent vet there...

    But I see my poor boy aging during last few months... he also has a heart condition and takes medication for that..,

    Just worried because it might be kidneys... and this is how we lost Cheeky...
     
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Is the special diet new (or dry) as this could account for the increased drinking.

    I’ve changed Jack’s wet to dry ratio, increasing the dry and he’s consequently drinking more.

    Otherwise, a vet check and bloods might give some answers?

    It’s hard not to worry though.
     
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  3. Magyarmum

    Magyarmum PetForums VIP

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    Can't be of much help cheekyscrip, but am sending you a virtual hug all the way from Hungary.

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  4. Blitz

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    Hello there, long time no see. The dogs are getting old! Candy is 12 in February. She has so many problems but they include a pancreatic problem. She drinks vast amounts which the vet thinks might be down to cushings but because of other problems we are not doing anything about it. A urine sample to any vet will give a good idea if there are kidney problems and if they are indicated then a follow up blood test will be more definitive. Assuming you have a vet I would just start off by taking a urine sample in. If it turns out to be cushings that is suspected the tests are much more complicated and the treatment does sometimes have side effects so it is a case of weighing up how he is. Good luck with it and dont be a stranger.
     
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  5. cheekyscrip

    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    Thank you all, I got him on his emergency meds for pancreatitis and better now. Andalusia in lockdown so cannot get to my vet! He was treated initially two years ago here but after spending a fortune we had no diagnosis so I took his files to went to my vet is Spain who got him better and found what was wrong... diet since then and medication...
    No idea how I will cope when January comes?
    The lockdown hopefully will be off in week or two....
    Vet clinic closes at curfew now... but if Scrip is poorly will have to try...
    Guardia Civil though might not see old dog as emergency...
     
  6. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

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    I wish we could have a proper lockdown like that instead of all the parties and family visits. How will January affect you. I cant remember where you live, I have memories of Gibraltar.
     
  7. cheekyscrip

    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    We still not sure what will happen in January.
    No one knows. I live on the West Side... but in Gibraltar no lockdown ... just masks in Main Street... so far... I am glad though. Here Scrip and few pictures of the Rock..,
     

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    It looks beautiful.
     
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  9. TriTri

    TriTri Standing up for cats

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    This is terrible news @cheekyscrip, I’m
    so sorry. I hope Scrip will pick up.
     
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  10. TriTri

    TriTri Standing up for cats

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    He’s a handsome boy ❤️.
     
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  11. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    How's the lad doing?
     
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  12. cheekyscrip

    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    Still incontinent so a trip to lockdown Spain.. Saturday ... he is ok just needs walks every few hours and sofa is ruined..
    So I am afraid something is not right.
     
  13. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Lets hope it's just old age incontinence
     
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  14. Magyarmum

    Magyarmum PetForums VIP

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    So sorry to hear the news. Can you buy some baby's disposable nappies to stop him ruining everything?
     
  15. TriTri

    TriTri Standing up for cats

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    Good luck on Saturday: I hope they get to the bottom of it for Scrip, bless him. A neighbour was telling me yesterday that one of his dogs has just starting doing this, but for him a late night walk has resolved the problem.
     
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