Guest FawnFan Posted July 7, 2013 Share Posted July 7, 2013 As some of you know I lost my nine year old named Gunner at the end of May. Since Dawson, who is my oldest, my first greyhound and my only remaining greyhound, seems to be fine as far as grief is concerned. Yet he also seems to be deteriorating health-wise somehow. It is just a feeling for me at this point. So here's what I'm seeing. First, he'll be 11 at month-end. Next, he's been panting more than usual, imho. During the day he'll wake up from a sound sleep (the boy loves his sleep) and lay there, head up panting. After 2-3 minutes or so, he'll lay his head down and go back off to sleep. Gunner used to do this at a more frequent pace yet it reminds me of this when Dawson does it. I have the air conditioning on and he doesn't go outside for long (maybe 5-8 minutes to do his business and then back in) and we don't do walks because of corns on each paw and arthritis in his ankles. He also seems a little tiny bit "wobbly" (best word to describe it) yet I chalked it up to him getting older, the legs are just not working as well as they used to and the corns (he sometimes looks like he's walking on egg shells). If I take him to the Vet, which is not his favorite place, what do I tell her? Just what I'm seeing and noted above? Or do I try an aspirin once a day to see if there is a difference? Or do I give him some of Gunner's leftover meds? I think I have tramadol left and the gabapentin. Ran out of the Rimadyl. I feel like he might be in pain yet there's no real indication as to where other than his feet. And now that I'm typing this out, maybe it is just his feet. We haven't been successful with any of the corn treatments yet. I'm thinking of trying the homeopathic one from Lori Rose. Given all of the above, it seems he just isn't right yet I can't pinpoint what, where, how much it hurts, etc. Any suggestions, thoughts, ideas? Thanks for your help, Jean Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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