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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by henryj, May 15, 2006.
The boys, flanked by their staff.
FAT DASCHUNDS! DIET NOW!
The round one has Cushing's Disease, nothing we can do about her weight or shape. The one with the blue collar, Igor, isn't that heavy, he just likes to sleep curled up.
Nice crew there henryj
My wifes old cocker had cushings, so I know what you mean. We have a 4 year old half aussie shepherd that is exhibiting some of the early signs, we're hoping it is not cushings.
I have a ? for henryj and tomcatz and anyone else with some advice. My almost 13yr. old mini schnauzer is borderline cushings. We go next week for another round of bloodwork. I've never dealt with cushings before is this something that is difficult to work with? Nick's sister had diabetes which was not to much trouble. I noticed Nick lost his waistline but I just thought that was because I retired him from agility. Then I started noticing other possible things(seems to always be hungry etc.)I know exactly what goes in his mouth and couldn't explain the weight gain.
As I understand Cushing's, it's a relatively slow degenerative muscle disease. Part of Molly's pot-bellied look is the loss of muscle strength in her abdomen. She and Igor are both nine years old, and their mom (Abby) is twelve. We expect another year or two with Molly, all we can do is watch and wait. Treatment involves medication that partially destroys (I think) adrenal function, since that's implicated in Cushing's. Every dog is different, you can find out a lot more with a Google search on it than I can remember. Abby has been described as "borderline", so again we watch and wait. No real symptoms yet. We'll know Abby is getting sick when she stops being "in your face" about her psychotic ball games.
Most excellent pic henryj!!!!!!!!
Post some more pics of that 4-some......we would like to see!!! Those 2 in the middle look like riots!!
Do you have tag team wrestling at your house?? At my house we have daily CWF (Cat wrestling federation)!! I will be honest, what *I* want to see is cats with wiener dog wrestling!!!
Pics!! more pics!!!
I like the sound of that myself. My money's on the wiener dogs though......tom
CWF, I like that. I wouldn't put too much money on the dogs. Everybody gets along too well, never had a problem except for drying off Jerry (the lighter one) after Molly gives him a bath.
Here's Ben doing his second favorite thing.
And his brother Jerry doing his "pet me I'm perfect" routine. These criminals were both rescues from a shelter, brothers from a litter of four. We were told we had to take them as a set. Best move we ever made.
What's a thread like this without baby pictures? Found these on my zip drive.