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    Have you ever read the James Herriot stories about the Pekingese dog "Tricky-Woo"?

    Who was at one stage so spoiled by his lovely elderly lady owner he nearly died? So the vet took him home, let him rest for two days without feeding him - nothing but rest and water. Then let him eat normal active dog rations and run amuck being a dog with the household pack for a while...? He made a big turnaround. Which overjoyed his owner but she went back to her spoiling ways...

    Maybe offer him a few days respite, diet and exercise every now and then? It might be the best you can manage.

    And find the story - it's a great read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Have you ever read the James Herriot stories about the Pekingese dog "Tricky-Woo"?

    Who was at one stage so spoiled by his lovely elderly lady owner he nearly died? So the vet took him home, let him rest for two days without feeding him - nothing but rest and water. Then let him eat normal active dog rations and run amuck being a dog with the household pack for a while...? He made a big turnaround. Which overjoyed his owner but she went back to her spoiling ways...

    Maybe offer him a few days respite, diet and exercise every now and then? It might be the best you can manage.

    And find the story - it's a great read!
    All James Herriot books are a good read & talk about giggle I love All Creatures Great & Small books. And that story is a great 1 I havn't thought about for years................
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Your post is a great inspiration Nattylou, seems very similar to this situation.

    Little guy snored like a 2 stroke all night. Even my pair started grumbling at him

    Anyways, vet's at 9AM, so the ball's rolling
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    Back from the vets & really pleased

    Jamie was given a thorough examination, pathology etc & his finding are:

    Grade 2 heart murmur confirmed.

    Weight: Needs to lose (sp) 5kg gradually. Royal Canin Obesity Diet. 55gms twice daily.

    Mild arthritis R shoulder: Cartrophen inj x 4

    Fungal infection L ear: Dermotic solution


    X-rays & more bloods will be taken as needed during his progress.

    Hopefully with this diet & sensible exercise, he will be nearing optimum condition in about 2 to 3 months or so, but we must be realistic & sensible about it.

    He also had his nails clipped & threw in a set of mini kitchen scales for weighing his food for free
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    Well done! It is wonderful that you are doing this and grandma is allowing it. She must know deep down that this must happen to give her darling the best life she can. Hopefully she will then take it from there but having you keeping an eye out is a great back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    She must know deep down that this must happen to give her darling the best life she can.
    You have nailed it Di_dee1

    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Hopefully she will then take it from there but having you keeping an eye out is a great back up.
    Still very early days for both of them, so fingers crossed.

    This dog was loved by both of my grand parents & is now her special bond of memories past.

    The hardest part is not appearing pushy, I must be gentle & tactful about this.

    I don't want to make her feel guilty about Jamies health or be seen as taking control of him from her.
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    Seems to me that that fine line is being trodden well.

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    glad to hear the balls rolling.........
    good luck.......
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Good on you Chipps!

    Remember, short walks often is better than one big one
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    Short update folks...

    Mornings I take him for short non-stop walk till he starts to pant, then a slow & easy trip home.

    Bindy & Scotty then get the usual power walk.

    Late afternoons we do it all again & I'm starting to feel a tad stiff but better also

    Jamie is loving this attention & really becoming a normal dog in his habits!

    The diet biccys smell really nice, anyone tried them yet?
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    ... Jade ...

    Aha yeah me too! wee wee or pee pee and poo poo's or poopie

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