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Monsters Momma 05-07-2018 07:41 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Hi All!

I'm sorry it's been so long. I was reading what I posted last summer and thought "I could just copy and paste that!" Not much has changed...just a little more of everything.

Vinny is coming up on his Five Year Sugarversary in June, and he still doing his own thing. Lately though, he has been on the high side. I have a feeling he's in more pain with his hind end than he wants us to know. His legs fail him daily now, we have rugs everywhere since we have wood floors. BUT he still loves going to the vet, riding in the van, and of course all the love and attention he can get from us! ;) (Not to mention food, he loves food!)

We are experimenting with alternative treatments, he gets CBD oil on his food and I do think it has helped his pain level. We are going to have him evaluated on Wednesday to get a treatment for older geriatric dogs with weak hind ends. It involves water, so I'm not sure how well that will go over. We have to have a lab that doesn't like water! :rolleyes:

So, I guess that's my update. We may be presented with some challenges, but diabetes doesn't seem to be one! Go figure.

Mel and her Monster, Vinny

jesse girl 05-07-2018 08:04 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
thanks for the update mel .I have heard of the water treatment and its seems to help . We are visiting my mom and she has wood floors and i dont think its what jesse prefers slipping and sliding ( no rugs )

5 years thats impressive for how things started with vinny just shows how well his care has been and the amount of love he has received

farrwf 05-07-2018 08:31 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Great update, Mel, ... hope you can mitigate / resolve your guy's leg issues. Five years is testimony as to the great care Vinny is receiving from you.

MikeMurphy 05-08-2018 05:46 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Good to read about Vinny. Heís a good boy and a favorite here:) Hope the leg evaluation goes well.

Monsters Momma 05-08-2018 09:07 AM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Thanks guys for the compliments! I really just think he's a stubborn lab! :D I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow!
Mel

amydunn19 05-09-2018 04:28 PM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
So glad to hear a great update about sweet Vinney ! Keep us posted!

Monsters Momma 05-10-2018 12:58 PM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Our appointment went great yesterday! Vinny like the vet and they think they can help with the weakness in his hind end. They put these grips on his toenails so he hardly slides on the floor anymore! When we got there, John had to hel him up at least four times just walking across the lobby. Once the Toe Grips were on, he didnít slip, not once! Vinny even got on the treadmill and did well when they put water in.

Hopefully it will all help. Iíll keep you posted!
Mel
http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/pict...pictureid=3331 Vinny with his Toe Grips

jesse girl 05-10-2018 02:17 PM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
thats a positive first day . definitely let us know how it goes because some of us have older dogs

farrwf 05-10-2018 06:50 PM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
Greaaaaaaaat!

k9diabetes 05-12-2018 01:31 PM

Re: My Monster Vinny
 
That's great news! Rubber bottom booties also work well.

Natalie


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