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Old 07-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #2591
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BTW, incontinence is not a result of being spayed. I know that is a common myth, but my friend who is a vet and I had a discussion about this. Anatomically, not possible. There are medications (inexpensive) that can help with this. There used to be an OTC that also worked, but I am not sure if it is still on the market. Bolledeig, chat with your vet about this--but getting the carpet ripped out was still worth it!
I'm aggravated because I can't seem to find the original of this particular part of this line. The time I had a dog who became incontinent (she was old and had been fixed for years), she had kidney disease. My vet recommended a kidney disease dog food, and gave her a few months to live. The diet solved the problem and she lived 18 more happy, pain-free months (and no incontinance problems once on the diet). It was a Science Diet food (k/d) and it allowed us over a year of the pleasure of her company.

And, yes, if you have pets, especially geriatric ones, floor is much better than carpet. Oh, heck, it's easier to clean up after humans as well.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #2592
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Thanks for sharing your experience, CWS!
I wrote it on a post-it and stuck it behind my ear (that might not be a normal saying in English..)

I think you have a promising career as a designer for IKEA!
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #2593
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I'm aggravated because I can't seem to find the original of this particular part of this line. The time I had a dog who became incontinent (she was old and had been fixed for years), she had kidney disease. My vet recommended a kidney disease dog food, and gave her a few months to live. The diet solved the problem and she lived 18 more happy, pain-free months (and no incontinance problems once on the diet). It was a Science Diet food (k/d) and it allowed us over a year of the pleasure of her company.

And, yes, if you have pets, especially geriatric ones, floor is much better than carpet. Oh, heck, it's easier to clean up after humans as well.
One of my male Saints had renal insufficiency. We fed him a diet that was "designed." for a lack of a better word, by a canine nutritionist.For the first year, we would have blood work done every 3 months to make sure his levels were okay, after that, every 6 months. He lived to be 12 and a bit--which is GREAT for a Giant, but for a Giant with renal insufficiency, amazing. We also used the eye drops (when he was 11-12) that are used for diabetes insipidus for his "leaking." He didn't leak once we got the diet worked out until he was about 11. The drops worked--but they were expensive, but then, so was his diet (he loved, loved, loved kale--he'd eat that out of the box when I brought kale home--and beets, he loved beets). He died of hemangiosarcoma--not kidney disease. He was a retired lawn ornament. When he arrived (this was the first Saint I rescued), he had heartworm and a severe kidney infection. He had been tied outside for three years. He was the sweetest boy...and made me laugh every day--he was such a clown. I miss him still.

The simple answer for night-time "leaking" is usually a relaxed bladder and not kidney issues. If the dog is having incontinence at other times, than other things need to be investigated, but start with the simple first, and then move up from there is always my approach.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #2594
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I don't know why I concluded the incontinence with spaying. Must have been too naive while googling.
My leak dog is only 2,5 years old, and it started some time after spaying. No wait! It started when she got a spinal cord infection. Maybe those are related..
Weather/temperature seems to be irrelevant.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #2595
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I don't know why I concluded the incontinence with spaying. Must have been too naive while googling.
My leak dog is only 2,5 years old, and it started some time after spaying. No wait! It started when she got a spinal cord infection. Maybe those are related..
Weather/temperature seems to be irrelevant.
Hmmm...may still have a low-grade infection...or, e-coli (not the food kind, but the kind that sits in the kidney-urinary tract). Dogs often get that....chat with the vet.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #2596
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Went to dinner with friends. One of the friends lives here and her husband in Ohio (separated for her job). We went to a small Italian place, the service was slow but we were having a great time talking so no big deal. The owner comes out to ask how things were, and he (the guy from Ohio) starts a rant about how bad the service was. This guy has zero social skills. He was looking for a reason to not tip, and get his meal comped. The owner apologized and offered the whole table free dessert, and this guy dismisses him, how rude!

We let him and his wife leave and then went back in to tell the owner and the waitress how much we enjoyed the meal. It really was quite good and the wait times were not that long.

During dinner the topic of ancestry came up because some of us have very distinct ethnic last names. He, very loudly pipes up and says "if you were born in America, then you are American, period!". So I ask him, "so those who celebrate their heritage are somehow less patriotic?", "isn't that what America is all about?". He refused to answer.

I feel bad for his wife, she is very sweet, no wonder she enjoys living in a different state!
As a server, I'm glad you went and clarified things with the owner. Unfortunately, we are human and sometimes get busy, meaning things slow down for our tables. It sucks and you try to make everything perfect for every table, but you can only do so many things at once. I have had genuinely bad service before, and there is no reason not to complain about having a bad experience, but thank you for being patient and understanding, and I'm sorry you has to listen to your friend ranting.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #2597
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When Son #1 takes me shopping he gets half the shopping list. Cleaning supplies are on his half. He always crosses them off.

He is a contractor and gets commercial strength cleaning supplies at Home Depot at a discount. I had bleach and Pine Sol on the list. So he shows up today with a FIVE GALLON jug of bleach. And a gallon jug of Pine Sol, Lavender. It's a good thing my gallon jug of bleach was almost empty. I had him fill it up and take the five gallon jug home. I do appreciate that he pays for these supplies and charges them to his business. But this is OVERKILL!

Geesh son, I'm old and decrepit. Take pity on me.
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"An eye for an eye makes the world go blind". Why can't more people realize this?? A friend of my bf's stood up for someone and prevented/broke up a bar fight, so when he was leaving, these guys followed him, broke a bottle over his head, kicked and beat him until he was unconscious, leaving him with a broken jaw, and multiple broken ribs, then throwing him in a pond where he was lucky to end up laying face up. So he is pressing charges, and possibly pursuing a lawsuit against them. So now, someone broke out all his car windows because he is pursuing charges against those guys. Now, he is offering money to whoever can tell him the location of the guy who broke his car windows out (he knows who did it) so he can go beat him up, or whatever. Seriously, when will people learn???? This cycle will just keep going and going forever. What is the point??
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #2599
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One of my male Saints had renal insufficiency. We fed him a diet that was "designed." for a lack of a better word, by a canine nutritionist.For the first year, we would have blood work done every 3 months to make sure his levels were okay, after that, every 6 months. He lived to be 12 and a bit--which is GREAT for a Giant, but for a Giant with renal insufficiency, amazing. We also used the eye drops (when he was 11-12) that are used for diabetes insipidus for his "leaking." He didn't leak once we got the diet worked out until he was about 11. The drops worked--but they were expensive, but then, so was his diet (he loved, loved, loved kale--he'd eat that out of the box when I brought kale home--and beets, he loved beets). He died of hemangiosarcoma--not kidney disease. He was a retired lawn ornament. When he arrived (this was the first Saint I rescued), he had heartworm and a severe kidney infection. He had been tied outside for three years. He was the sweetest boy...and made me laugh every day--he was such a clown. I miss him still.

The simple answer for night-time "leaking" is usually a relaxed bladder and not kidney issues. If the dog is having incontinence at other times, than other things need to be investigated, but start with the simple first, and then move up from there is always my approach.
For a large dog, even completely healthy, that's a great old age. My dog was a Jack Russel with some Chihuahua in there, and was already 15 when diagnosed. Even for a small dog that's a pretty good old age. She started "leaking" at night, and blood tests are what showed she was having kidney failure (not just old age catching up with her). After we put her on the k/d, she lived, comfortably, those last 18 months. And we didn't have a wet bed (yes, our dogs have always slept on the bed).
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Grrr! I hate it when the cashier at the store ruins my day.
He refused to take my ID when I tried to buy my weekly dose of Corona just because it was not a Texas drivers license. What?!
Has never happened to me before.
I have a state issued ID/permanent resident card, Norwegian passport, Norwegian drivers license and another Norwegian ID card.
How are tourists supposed to get around then?
This has annoyed me all day!

Just because you havent seen the combination of colors or shapes on an ID card before doesn't mean you need to deny me my Corona or call the press.
Gosh..

I feel like I need revenge.
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