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  • My 6 Year Old Rotty

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    11 posts, 7 voices, 1085 views, started Jun 15, 2009

    Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 by Gingers39

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      Her name is CeeCee and she is the family pet...she is the most loving dog and we all care for her and consider her part of the family.

      Recently we have been noticing that she’s been loosing weight, yet she’s always hungry and drinks a lot of water.

      Her eyes seem to be affecting her as well...like she is near sighted or may have cataracts...

      She is also peeing in house..which she never use to do...she always let us know when she needed to go out and this morning, as I was still up at 3am, I let her out..
      My husband let her in at 5:30 this moring as he was getting ready for work...
      He left at 5:45 and I would say it was around 6am..the dog went into my daughter’s bedroom and peed in the floor...
      How crazy in that?

      I don’t know what do with her at this point...I mean she was outside for 2 hours, but yet she comes in and is inside for 30minutes and goes and pees in the bedroom floor....

      I think it’s got to be an emotional issue with the peeing in the floor...she never use to do that...
      Why do you think she would do that?

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          Termite wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • I would definately take her to the vet and have her checked out. It could be a physical thing as well. The weight loss, and change in her personality (peeing on the floor) could all be caused from an illness. The weight loss is what would concern me the most. My Golden had those same symptoms (she was 13), the vet thought it may be diabetes. I wish it would have been just diabetes, it ended up she had liver cancer and only lived about 3 months after diagnosis.
          I am not saying that is what is wrong with your rott, but I would at least take her to the veterinarian and find out what is going on.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • I had a rotty.... and he was the BEST dog ever.

          Anyways we had ours on the heartworm meds but he ended up getting heartworm anyways. He started to lose weight quickly so we took him in. They did treat him for the heartworm but in the end he was too weak to handle the treatment.

          So take your baby in....



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          Llaanunes wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • Hello,
          It sounds like she needs to be seen by a vet and soon.  I have been in the veterinary field for 19 years and when a dog is displaying these symptoms it is important to tend to them.  The problem with the eye sight is huge, the longer you wait the more damage that she will have.  It could be renal failure (kidney) or diabetes.  Anytime they drink a lot and urinate a lot, these 2 things come to mind and diabetes patients can eventually have problems with their eye sight.  I am not trying to scare you but I am enough that you have her seen so that she can be treated.  It could also be a simple as a urinary tract infection......



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          Gingers39 wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • WOW I can’t believe that I didn’t think about the diabetes....I am type 2   why didn’t I see that???
          All the signs are there for her to have it...

          My husband says that she drinks a ton of water....she always wants to sleep, and the loss of weight.....and her eyesight is getting bad...this I have noticed....these are all signs of diabetes

          This is going to be expensive...

          How would a dog come to have diabetes?  I know her mother doesn’t have it...I guess it’s possible that her father had and we just didn’t know it.... none of her siblings had it, well that I know of..

          Thank you all for your input in this...this has really shed some light on this for me and thank you for your support, that means the world to me....



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          Kandykahne 5 wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • My brother recently found out his 10 year old beagle has diabetes. She takes insulin shots twice a day and she is doing fantastic! I do remember my brother saying though the urine was clear not yellow and she did drink a lot and wake them up at night to go out. I agree the best advice is get her to the vets.



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • I think you should take her to the Vet and have them check her out. I hope It’s nothing really serious, but It’s better to take her now and find out so maybe they can do something about It early on.



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          Gingers39 wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • Well, I have another update....I was talking with my close friend of whom we got ceecee thru and she was telling me that heartworms can have the same symptoms and Ceecee has had them before and were treated.
          She has not started vomiting yet, thank God...
          She did suggest that for my own piece of mind to go ahead and get her tested but if it is hearworms, she may not be able to withstand the treatment and most rotties do not survive.

          In the end we will let the vet look at her but if it is heartworms, we may just put her down...she is my child and I love her but will not let her suffer for my own selfish reasons.
          She was ours since the day she was born and was our miracle dog....she was stillborn and we saved her life.    

          You ladies have been great!  I am so lucky to have found this site when I did....



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          Llaanunes wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • Hi Again,
          Urinating in the house and drinking a lot of water is not a sign of heartworm and bad vision.  Signs of heartworm are coughing, and difficulting breathing as heartworms infect the heart and clog it caughing the patient to have the above signs.  Please just have your pet seen by a vet!  Heartworm is VERY treatable when treated in the beginning stages and even can be treated when in the later stages sometimes, please don’t write your dog off. Again....the longer you wait, the worse it will get, the more costly it will be and the worse prognosis she will have....go to the vet!



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          Gingers39 wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • Thanks you Llaanunes..
          We intend on doing that as soon as possible.....
          I was just going by the info that her mother’s owner had given me...but going by what you are saying and those are not the symptoms she has..no coughing or difficulty breathing yet
          I just need to get her to the vet and let them diagnose her and stop all the guessing cause I am going to drive myself crazy dwelling on it too much...
          At least she has not lost her sense of smell.....

          thank you all for your insight and I will let you know more after she’s been to the vet...



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          Llaanunes wrote Jun 15, 2009
        • Sounds like the perfect plan..I also think that certain diseases like Diabetes isn’t as hereditary in animals like it is in people, so looking into her siblings/parents might not be as much help. I wish you the best of luck at the vet!
          Leslie



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