Originally Posted by Jenspoo
Please don't flame me he's been to the vet several times this would be his 4th visit in 6 months....
I guess I miss represented myself, he has been to the vet several times as mentioned and I have mentioned this and that to the vet but NOTHING has ever come of it. Last year every great once and a while he started yelping if we picked him up wrong. First time we thought he pulled something. Happened in the fall and we took him to the vet she has just felt around on him and said he's fine.
The appt the vet set from me calling Monday was today and he has seemed fine the last few days......I did cancel it. I think she's going to put me off again. When I took him last month I thought she was going to do something about the tumor but she just felt of it and said it's fine she doesn't think it's cancer she said she could remove it if it gets bigger. I'm just wondering if there is something otc to give him for the pain or when I can tell he is in pain....
This happened with my mom's dog too the dog had a liver shunt but every time my mother took him in he looked fine and the vet couldn't fine anything wrong until things went really bad. There really isn't anyone else around here except this creepy guy...
What is pts? (put to sleep?) I don't think it's that bad yet. Sunday night was the first time that he's shaked. The other thing the vet said was 'he's fine now but when he drags his paw then that's bad' That was last month. I have no idea what she's talking about.
Sorry hun, I just care for dogs so much it upset me when I see posts where ppl wonder if they should take their dogs to the vets or not. Most do know the answer and that is yes regardless if they seem fine for a few days. It is a major problem especially with the spinal problem he does have. Yes pts is put to sleep, that was only a suggestion as I dont know how bad the dog is. Its just an option if the dog suffers more but only you know that cause you can see what the dog is doing infront of you.
The other reason I get upset is cause I have told some of my customers (Im a groomer), when something was wrong with their dogs. Most ignore it, some listen to my advice. One particular lady had a cocker that was matted from head to toe and it took me hours just to clip all the coat off. When he was clipped off, there was a massive lump on his rump, I mean huge. The lady come to pick the dogs up and I said please take him to the vet cause if its was I think it is ............. She said she would. Months later she rang to bring him back for a clip, booked in a maltese shih tzu also. She fronted up the next day and only had the x with her. I said wheres the cocker, she said what you predicted months ago was right on the head. She was looking out of her kitchen window and the dog was sucking water back rather than licking it out of the bucket. She went out and the dogs tongue was missing. Raced it to the vet, and that lump I seen was infact cancer and she didnt bother taking the dog. It bursted and all the acid went throught he dogs mouth and burnt the tongue away. Painful bloody death and I really shot the woman down in flames. Ive mentioned alot of things to customers to whom havnt listen and their dogs suffered so I get upset.
Now again, Im only going by your post, and I cant profess to know what is wrong but it does sound serious. Us as human have to realise that a dogs pain tolerance is higher than ours so it takes quite a bit for a dog to complain and show pain, which is why I said this dog still need a vet. Shame you only have one though, a second opinion is always good.