Tuesday, April 14, 2015
My Old Man
Recently my husband and I have noticed some definite changes in Tubby, who just turned 14 March 29. 14 is an illustrious age for any dog and Tubby does show his advancing years. He is definitely blind, and almost entirely deaf, he also has arthritis and neurological issues that cause hind end weakness. Recently, we have noticed signs of doggie dementia as well. Thank goodness he still recognizes us, but he is confused about time, for example he wakes up frequently at night, and seems to be looking for meals at times other then meal times and then initially confused about eating at meal times. Thankfully, his appetite is still good. Since he has a suspected UTI right now, he is responding to antibiotics so knock on wood its nothing worse, he just had a full physical and the vet feels he looks good for 14. We have started him on choline for the dementia but I don't see much change yet. Its hard to see him go down hill, especially so soon after losing Norbert, but we know we are lucky to still have him with us. Any time he is happy and enjoying himself now is a double blessing which is why I got a thrill out of watching him enjoy this chew.