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Old 07-31-2016, 06:54 PM
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I have a Doberman/Ridgeback that is 11 years old. She had knee surgery about 4 years ago, that was successful. No one would guess that Sophie had had an operation.

She has been getting glucosamine with her food for about 7 or 8 years. Sophie also gets fish oil with her food as well as Proin, for an incontinance problem she has had since birth.

She has been walking very gingerly for the last few weeks, so I took her to the vet. He said she definitely has some arthritis, and prescribed Meloxicam 7.5 mg, one-half pill 2x a day.

I am taking her to see the vet on Tuesday, but today was frightening. Sophie has no interest in anything, even her blanket, which she gnaws on like a pacifier, and has since a puppy. She is hardly eating, and it is difficult for her to get up. Her breathing seems shallow and faster.

I also noticed her drooling a little more often than usual, but not constantly.

There are a couple of lumps on her lower body, but they were declared benign by the vet.

Any thoughts on what might be ailing her? This came on so quick. I am afraid that she might have cancer.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:40 AM
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I'm not sure exactly what that could be, but if she seems to worsen at all, you may want to get her in before Tuesday. Any vomiting or diarrhea? Still eating and drinking ok?
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I'm not sure exactly what that could be, but if she seems to worsen at all, you may want to get her in before Tuesday. Any vomiting or diarrhea? Still eating and drinking ok?
She is drinking water, but no eating much. Last poop was yesterday. I have a call in to the vet to see if I can take her in today.
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My dog did drooled when he had lime disease. symptoms sound similar.
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I would get her to the Vet sooner rather than later. Anytime their breathing is labored, IMO immediate attention is required.
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Sophie isn't coming home. The veterinarian found a large tumor that had punctured her stomach, and there was internal bleeding. Sophie also had an perotineal infection from the puncture in her stomach. I didn't know when I left her at the vet this morning it would be the last time. When the vet called a little bit ago, he said she was heavily sedated, and we gave him the OK to let her go.
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I am so sorry about Sophie.
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
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So sorry to hear of your loss of Sophie. We become so attached to them, losing them is no different than losing any family member. You can take comfort knowing you gave her a good life, and didn't allow her to suffer.
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Thank you very much for the kind wishes. I didn't think this day would come so soon and am still in shock. Today my husband and I took a nice photo of Sophie to her favorite dog park, with a note about Sophie's passing, to put on the bulletin board. Seeing where she used to play and have some of her best days brings such grief, but then I remember that her passing was quick, and that she will never suffer again.
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