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Old 03-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #71
 
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Thanks to you and Jackie for the info. Nothing I've not heard, but have a hard time doing His food is the best we've found, after trail and error, even doing a completely raw diet. I'm "bad" about table scrapes. I can't resist the sad eyes for food, so if I can't stop doing that, I'll never get to the bottom of it. Sadly, it's me. He's doing better with probotics and the acid reducer pills. He still gets the urge to vomit sometimes, and runs outside and eats grass or whatever (leaves in the winter) He rarely if ever actually throws up, I think he just has that rotten tummy feeling. I give him boiled chicken in his kibble each feeding, to keep protein up. I've not heard of Tylen powder - what is that, and where do you get it Inga?


My rottie has just begun being hard of hearing, and I fear deafness won't be far behind, as the on-set seems rapid. Or, he's just showing his stubberness, and is pretending he doesn't hear me LOL.

Best wishes for Carsten!

Gwen


Gwen One of my old girls was like that when she was older. She would flat out ignore me when I told her to do something unless I raised my voice, suggesting her ears were going. One day she was in the living room and I went into the office and opened a bag of chips, she heard the bag and came running in for a snack. Yes, I was weak also. She was busted, from there on, I realized it was likely one of those "the older we get the less we feel like doing" things more then just loss of hearing. As we age, hearing is one factor also, sore bones, muscles and overall just don't feel like taking orders. Keeping weight way down helps a lot with most of that though. A fat Rottie is an unhappy Rottie. I also don't have an issue with people giving table scraps as long as they are healthy. Not salty, fatty or processed. Also, not raisins, onions, chocolate, grapes etc... You know, the toxins.

Tylen powder was given to me by my vet in hopes of clearing up any bacterial thing that might have been causing his issue. The results were short lived. Again, it is hard to say that for sure as his issue is not all the time, though more now then ever.

We really are lucky to have Rotties, aren't we? I mean, other then the health things now, they are the perfect breed. Easy to live with, easy to love and really, is there a more loving breed of dog? NO!
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:02 AM   #72
 
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Gwen One of my old girls was like that when she was older. She would flat out ignore me when I told her to do something unless I raised my voice, suggesting her ears were going. One day she was in the living room and I went into the office and opened a bag of chips, she heard the bag and came running in for a snack. Yes, I was weak also. She was busted, from there on, I realized it was likely one of those "the older we get the less we feel like doing" things more then just loss of hearing. As we age, hearing is one factor also, sore bones, muscles and overall just don't feel like taking orders. Keeping weight way down helps a lot with most of that though. A fat Rottie is an unhappy Rottie. I also don't have an issue with people giving table scraps as long as they are healthy. Not salty, fatty or processed. Also, not raisins, onions, chocolate, grapes etc... You know, the toxins.

Tylen powder was given to me by my vet in hopes of clearing up any bacterial thing that might have been causing his issue. The results were short lived. Again, it is hard to say that for sure as his issue is not all the time, though more now then ever.

We really are lucky to have Rotties, aren't we? I mean, other then the health things now, they are the perfect breed. Easy to live with, easy to love and really, is there a more loving breed of dog? NO!

Thanks Inga. My rottie has a good weight on him. He is walked daily, which keeps him flexible as possible. The hearing thing, still hard to tell. I think what concerned me was I was feeding them yesterday, and as soon as he hears the bowls, preperation etc., he's up and in the kitchen. I had to walk over where he was laying (on the couch) and look at him, asking him if he wanted to eat. Than he got up, so that was strange. He's definately aging, but hopefully will be around for awhile longer. He's my second rottie, and they are a great breed, but he will be my last. I'm done with big dogs that dribble all over the floor when they come home from a walk in the summer. I'm done with the shedding. We have a medium size poodle mix, and I'm really liking the idea of smaller dogs that don't shed

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Old 03-16-2012, 05:48 PM   #73
 
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Oh yeah, I wouldn't miss the dribbling on the floor. I am assuming you mean from the mouth after they take a whole drink and let half of it drain from their mouths as they walk away? I HATE that. Carsten does that. Oliver doesn't do it much and not all my others did that. I know what you are saying about that and the hair but... they are such wonderful dogs, I just can't not have one. At least, not yet. Admittedly, I have thought about a different breed since this breed is getting so unhealthy. I almost cry when I think about it and I don't know what other breed I would want. I did at one time think of a standard Schnauzer but not sure about the facial hair. I did think about a standard poodle but... I don't like how they feel. I just love my Rotties.
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