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19 September 2017 - 2:16 pm
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pamc said

As we move along this journey I will let my Newman tell me what he wants and I will try to give him the best life – just as he’s given me.  He has taught me to go with the flow when it comes to adversity. He’s so strong, the least I can do is accompany him with the same mimindset

The life lessons our dogs teach us on this journey are astounding!!   Talk about “advanced Souls”….yeah, they’re our Zen Maters, that’s for sure!!

Continue to stay in the NOW!!  Stay in the present!  Be More Dog !!   No worries, no fears, just e joyi g th bliss of happily hopping from one mome t to the next! 🙂

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19 September 2017 - 2:18 pm
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Okay sorry all my reply went intti the yellow box….grrr……..

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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19 September 2017 - 2:30 pm
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pamc said
He has taught me to go with the flow when it comes to adversity. He’s so strong, the least I can do is accompany him with the same mindset.

Having support is so important and also a place to go for information.  THANK YOU PEOPLE OF TRIPAWDS!!! You have saved two lives with this web site!  

You said it perfectly! There’s no greater honor for our animals than learning how to live by their examples.

Thanks for the kind words about this amazing community. I’m so glad everyone could be here to help you through a difficult and emotional time. Now, go have fun with Newman and show the world what Tripawds are all about!

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Hello All!  I hope you don’t mind me popping in with a question.  Newman has been doing quite well. We don’t go on our usually 1 mile walks, but around the block is pretty darn good.

Over the last three days though, I’ve noticed some panting and dyspnea (sp?).  It doesn’t last long and he is quietly sleeping right now. He seemed restless for about an hour. 

Do you think this warrants a trip to the Vet?  The reason I ask is that it is so intermittent.  He was his old feisty self this morning and ran out to yard to bark at his nemesis the border collie from next door.

I don’t want to borrow trouble, but I don’t want my friend to suffer either.  Suffer seems like a harsh word for a dog trying to sleep on his back!

Any thoughts for this nervous owner?

Thank you!!!! 

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22 November 2017 - 2:31 pm
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OH my gosh mind? No we are HOPPY that you’re back! Sorry it’s because of Newman’s potential issue but we’re glad that overall he’s doing quite well it sounds like.

The panting could be due to anything like a muscle strain or other pain. I would follow your gut and have it checked out just to be certain. You are not borrowing trouble by doing so, you are being an excellent advocate for him. It’s probably nothing but since animals are so good at hiding pain it’s worth a quick visit. To help your vet, try to observe when the panting happens and what his symptoms are. Make a little log book over the next couple of days and then have it ready for your appointment.

Let us know what happens OK? We’ll keep our paws crossed for a good report!

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22 November 2017 - 5:26 pm
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Pam said
Hello All!  I hope you don’t mind me popping in with a question.  Newman has been doing quite well. We don’t go on our usually 1 mile walks, but around the block is pretty darn good.

Good lord Pam, nobody minds that you pop in, in fact you might be surprised to hear that we think of you and wonder how you are! I’m pleased to hear that Newman in doing well.

Over the last three days though, I’ve noticed some panting and dyspnea (sp?).  It doesn’t last long and he is quietly sleeping right now. He seemed restless for about an hour. 

Do you think this warrants a trip to the Vet?  The reason I ask is that it is so intermittent.  He was his old feisty self this morning and ran out to yard to bark at his nemesis the border collie from next door.

I don’t want to borrow trouble, but I don’t want my friend to suffer either.  Suffer seems like a harsh word for a dog trying to sleep on his back!

Any thoughts for this nervous owner?

Thank you!!!! 

Pam  

If your concerned in any way it never hurts to phone your vet, just like Jerry said. In the first couple of weeks with Stewie after his recovery, I was in contact on a daily basis via email. We both found this easier to relay information and if there were immediate concerns I would phone. 

Im sorry I can’t add any advice on Newman’s symptoms, but try not to worry… Speak to your vet before your imagination runs away from you! You’ll find peace of mind in the action alone! Newman just wants to know when you’re going to cook him that special meal again?!!!

Many hugs to you and Newman! 

Best wishes from Petra and Stewie!

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25 November 2017 - 10:44 am
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Whatever “it”‘is, “it” doesn’t seem to be bothering Newman!   “It” could be soooo many little things.  Often, even when dogs have never had allergies before and even when it isn’t “allergy season”, allergies to pop up quickly off and on. Could be a slight repository thingy.

Just make a couple of notes if, and when, it happens again.  Is it after he’s been outside?  Is it after he’s really exerted himself?  After he eats, etc.   Do you think he’s tweaked something off and on and what you’re seeing is a little temporary symptom of an “ouch”?

Keep us updated and give that lrreciius Newman a big smooch for us…..and some more good yummy meals! 🙂

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