Sometimes it just isn’t pretty

Recently, the Little Dog was diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease.  We put him on his meds and he began to show signs of improvement.

Then he lost 2.5 lbs in about two weeks, which is a massive drop when you only weigh 15 lbs.   He was listless and his energy had taken a nose dive.  We thought he was dying.  I made an appointment with his Vet and we discussed his symptoms.

These were:  A return to drinking gallons of water and having to pee A LOT,  also, lethargy, massive weight loss, and this was very weird ~ his breath smelled like contact cement or nail polish remover.  (No he didn’t have access to any such thing!!!)

The Vet grabbed a test strip put a drop of urine on it and we watched it almost instantly turn brown.

Diagnosis?  Diabetes.  Apparently, this is also brought about by his Cushing’s disease.  His blood sugar was in the 600 range!

He has only been on insulin for two days now, but he has begun to want to play and interact with us again.  😀

That said, it is a bit hard to stick my little dog with a needle two times a day, but then, I guess we’ll both get used to it in time.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEven with a party glass to try to take the ugly off, well, diabetes is just not pretty, now is it?

A Saturday Snippet

I haven’t talked about it.  I wasn’t sure what to say, but the Little dog is very sick.  All we know for sure is that his kidneys are not doing their job.

Lots of tests, lots of pampering, LOTS of extra trips outside to “GO.”

When I know what is going on, then you will too.  In the meantime, Buddy keeps us entertained…


Are you jealous of the Little dog, Buddy?

I think so!

Hm, perhaps we’ll need to get him one of these in his size?  😉


A Little Dog’sTale of Woe

Yesterday in the back yard Bob and the Little Dog were playing a rousing game of B-A-L-L  (he’s laying right here by my feet) 😉  and you know how much he loves the game…  Well, after chugging across the yard for the hundredth time, he slides into home, snatches the ball, spins for the return, and suddenly…

He just dropped the BALL!

Yes, he did!  He stood there for a moment and then slowly, very carefully he limped over to Bob and stopped.

We were stunned.

We took him to the emergency vet and they checked him over, but he is not doing so hot.  Nothing serious or life threatening, but he has been pretty wimpy and whiny.  The vet said nothing was broken, thank goodness, but the little dog is just not getting around so good…

This guy, in spite of his pain, is jones’n for his B-A-L-L!


Oh yes, and the good news is that the vet said he can play again in about two weeks.