Jake our Heart Dog, now blinded by cataracts, hearing really bad, still steps when we step, sits when we sit, plays ball any time someone will throw it.
He can no longer hear the garage door go up or a knock on the front door. If asleep he startles when we touch him, his senses do not warn him know we are near. He breaks our heart when he flinches if we make a sudden move.
He is a clown, a lover, funny, loving, so full of energy he wore us out. Boxer personality.
His age has slowed him to chase the ball twice and stop, struggles to get on sofa, has to take a flying leap because he can't climb, has to be lifted in the truck.
The conundrum is this... I would like to know what you pet lovers would do, in the comments please.
The drug the vet gave us to try for a week, Norvox Carprofen is so far working like a charm, Jake ran circles around the pool while Daddy swam, he gets up and down and climbs on sofa. It has only been 2 days and no side effects yet.... he became his boxer puppy.
The drug is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory NSAID used to reduce pain and inflammation, soreness due to osteoarthritis.
, like other drugs of its class, is not free from adverse reactions. It may take 2 to 4 weeks to find out about the reactions.
Adverse reactions may include decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark or tarry stools, increased water consumption, increased urination, pale gums due to anemia, yellowing of gums, skin or white of the eye due to jaundice, lethargy, incoordination, seizure, or behavioral changes.