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Old 12-13-2017, 06:09 AM
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Morning all, it's been awhile... I have a rescue Bichon Frise/poodle mix I have had about 7 years. No idea of her age although vet thinks she may be around 10+ now (?). We adopted her from the local dog pound and she'd been neglected and on the streets, teeth rotted, etc. She's never been an affectionate or playful dog, she just is. She lost her sight due to cataracts two or three years ago and seems to navigate well around the house and yard. She doesn't interact at all with the other furry members of our house either. She was adopted out prior to us adopting her and returned within a day for her constant whining. She has allergies and I've spent thousands of dollars on special foods and shampoos to alleviate her discomfort and get her as healthy as we could. Her whining pretty much was alleviated unless hungry or needing out. For the past 2 months, not really long but it seems forever, however, her cries have become constant and develop into howls even. She often has accidents even though she is on a pretty good schedule of being let out in addition to her extra during the night trips out. She now only sleeps, eats, poops and cries. Vet said her bloodwork came back ok and wants me to put her on $100/month meds which I don't have money for (my husband is on dialyisis awaiting transplant and his meds are $2gran a month plus) plus I am not seeing her having same allergy symptoms. Some have told me she is of age where she needs to be put down and that her quality of life is not there. I agree, when she is awake she just cries and howls...but she isn't 'sick' other than age. I need opinions as our vet changed hands and I wasn't so impressed with the doc who pushed the $100 meds on me. Please dont be mean in your responses. I'm trying to do what's best for my girl. <3 PS her photo in my sig line is from her earlier days with us

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Old 12-13-2017, 08:32 AM
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I would go to another vet for a second opinion. Something is wrong, possibly in pain.
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Ours too is a poodle/bischon mix, will be nine years next month, so I am very partial to that breed. I second getting another Vets opinion, perhaps an internist, and he or she needs to either eliminate the possibility or confirm that she is or is not in pain. If she is, why? Based on our girls behavior, your description is not at all typical of behavior for that breed. If she is eating, drinking, peeing and pooping, I would guess the right Vet could get to the root cause of her behavior issues. I suggest an internist, as our experience when we took Samantha to an internist, our own Vets suggestion, she seemed to focus more on the whole dog, rather than just symptoms. Our experience with an internist was good, both the Vet experience and the eventual outcome.
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Thank you both for your input. We agree. I sometimes wonder if she is howling because she is scared...unable to see, probably losing hearing. My daughter's kitten pays attention to her but the interaction seems to startle Abby. Again, thank you.
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