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Scrumpy Jack, 4 months after surgery

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Kimmikins, May 28, 2017.


  1. Kimmikins

    Kimmikins PetForums VIP

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    It will be 4 months on the 9th since Scrumpy Jack had his insulinoma was removed. They've reduced his daily steroids from 7.5mg twice a day down to 2.5mg twice a day, and he loves being fed four times a day!

    We've struggled to get that extra kilo off him, and he's currently 11.8kg; we can't cut his food any more, and where he's 12 he's obviously slowing down in his golden years...so he's got his first hydro session on Tuesday :D I think shifting the weight will help him feel more spritely, help him be more mobile etc so I can walk him a bit more.

    I take him out when I can, and today we ended up being out for over an hour. He struggled towards the end, but it was his choice of route! I carried him a couple of times to give him a quick breather and then he was off again.
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    It's amazing how much better he looks.
     
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    He looks great. :)
     
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    He's got a bit of a waist, but a little pot belly :Hilarious And he's just been groomed, so his head is in proportion to his body now! I love it when he's freshly coiffed and primped :)
     
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    Thanks :) He loves walkies, and I love taking him. Just watching him mooch and sniff is wonderful....today I had to dive into the undergrowth after him before he ended up in somebody's garden of something, he was hot on a scent!
     
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    Wow, four months ago already! He's looking really great & sounds like he's feeling pretty good too :)
     
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    It's gone so quick. Which also made me sad today...it's all going so quick and I don't know how long I've got with my little man. I want to make his life happy and fill it with special times like the beach, woodland walks etc. But he also loves just having cuddles.
     
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    Really pleased to hear scrumpy Jack is continuing to do so well, he looks wonderful now, hard to believe it wasn't so long ago he was a really poorly little dog looking at him..
     
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    He looks gorgeous, what a brave, handsome little chap he is :Happy
     
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    I know, I look at the photos of him just before his surgery and he looks so old and poorly. Now, he's back to being gobby and a trouble maker. He's just had his first hydro session to help shift a bit of weight gently, and the hydrotherapist was in love with him :)

    He is a proper little trooper. I forget how ill he was!
     
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  11. MrsZee

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    A happy chappy looking very good!
     
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    He is a super happy chappy :D
     
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