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Sue Ellen
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Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 8:53 am
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How many of us have elderly pets? 

My cat Me-Me Turns 18 this summer. She is healthy. She had two incident in which the vet gave her anti-inflammatories. Last autumn I started her on joint supplements, “Nodens” brand. Her vet told me to keep Me-Me on the MSM supplement. It also has other good joint ingredients. 
Me-Me plays more on the supplement. She sleeps a lot. 

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My 11 year old dog has been taking a Dasquin Soft Chew with MSM, glucosamine, and chondroitin daily since x-ray showed some arthritis on his sacroiliac.  (Will soon order refill online for much lower price than at vet!)  The x-ray manipulation seemed to work like a chiropractic adjustment — I’d taken him for exam when he’d suddenly been less active.  After x-ray back to normal frisky, running, etc.

I’ve spent endless hours researching healthiest diet, etc.  Currently rotate several varieties of kibble supplemented with small amounts of cooked veggies, mushrooms, eggs, meat, sardines, plain kefir, pumpkin, berries, enzyme powder, etc.  Basically I share some of everything I eat, unseasoned, that’s healthy for him, which actually motivates me to eat healthier too.

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My female cat Tiger turns 18
in July. She is doing great.
She tried to pull the bowl
down that while I was
making banana bread.
She wakes me up
every morning at
sunrise.

My dog is at least 15. I
took her to a new park
yesterday. She used to
be very scared to ride
in the car so I never
bothered. She had no
problem getting in
and she loved the
park. So much so,
that she appeared
to be very sad when
we left. She tried
to stay by pulling
away back in to
the park when she
saw our car. I felt
so bad that I ended
up stopping in a
different neighbor
hood on the way
home to walk her
there too. She
loves her walks.

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My husband and I have 4 dogs, all over the age of 6. He had 3 before we met, and I had one, who was with me when we met. My old boy is in rough shape. He has been with me for almost 7 years but I don’t know his true age… I’m pretty sure I posted a pic here when I first brought him home.

I carried all 60 lbs of him downstairs to his bowl this morning, but he didn’t eat his breakfast – for the first time in his life. He’s a lab/basset mix – such a goofy character, so affectionate, and so much fun to have around/part of our “woof pack.” I called the traveling vet this morning.

The writing has been on the wall for the past couple of months. I wish he would just die in his sleep, but he does not seem to be ready to give up. We’ll see if he eats his dinner tonight.

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My housemate’s cat is about 16 years old and she’s probably going to have to put her down. Recently the cat stopped cleaning herself and barely eats wet food–she is now skinny as a rail. She suddenly lost her appetite for dry food, too. Tests would be too expensive, especially given her age and would just stress her out. 🙁

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If anything can make me sad, it’s aged pets… terrible.

I’m gaga about animals, but never wanted to have any. Just the idea of their passing away is too hard to bear.

But it’s nice hearing about all these lovable furries. confused

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My boy did not eat his dinner last night, but he did enjoy a hefty serving of the steak and potatoes that we humans were having for dinner. That gave him some energy, and today he’s perked up a little bit… but still not eating his normal food. He is having a lot of trouble moving around. I know he’s in pain, and I’m just waiting for this vet to get back to me with his availability… I feel strange about the whole euthanasia thing, but it does seem like the time is near.

It seems very common for people to not have pets, with the only reason being that it’s so dang hard to lose them. I’m curious how I will handle it this time around. The last time (which was the only time) that I lost a dog, I was a senior in high school, and I was pretty wrecked. That was 15 years ago.

I’m not really sure about the Astrology of it. I think pets are ruled by Mercury/Gemini – and if I look back at that time, I don’t know the exact date but it was Gemini season, with Venus, and maybe Mercury, in the sign as well – which is also true right now. Pluto was in aspect to my sun then and now. I have a bunch of Gemini/Sadge oppositions in my natal, and that is all heated up right now with Neptune and the upcoming full moon. My third house is empty but ruled by Virgo, which Elsa said would be catching the brunt of all this. My husband has Mercury in Virgo, and I get the feeling that he’s going to be more torn up than I will be.

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My housemates had to put down the cat today. The vet found that while the cat did not have cancer….she just wasn’t gaining weight or doing better, even with vitamins and minerals added to her diet. She would barely eat, even wet food. Her poo was liquid and she would walk around with it all in her fur. So it was time for her to walk the Rainbow Bridge today. 🙁   She has been buried near the lake with their other pets. They just have the dog now. 

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That’s very sad. May she Rest In Peace. Free of pain now, meeting up with her angel buddies over the rainbow bridge heart🌈

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NotMyCircus said
My housemate’s cat is about 16 years old and she’s probably going to have to put her down. Recently the cat stopped cleaning herself and barely eats wet food–she is now skinny as a rail. She suddenly lost her appetite for dry food, too. Tests would be too expensive, especially given her age and would just stress her out. 🙁

  

I see they euthanized her. Sad when they get older.

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