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She might be a bit better. Could be the dexamethisone, but she still has a lot of problems walking. I have to wait before injecting her again. Dex is really strong and can shut down the liver and or kidneys if she gets too much. She didn't eat for the last 2 days, but I got her to eat a turkey leg today. I may try to feed her a can of dog food later tonight. It's hot outside, so that doesn't help the situation (meat spoils fast if she doesn't eat it right away)
I hope Ruth is okay...
Glad you got home safely, Patrick. Very happy tigers. You are helping Luna all you can, and hope the dex is helping her. I'm glad she finally ate, and be great if she eats the dog food too. Older animals have health problems, it's so hard to accept there are only some years left, and we cherish every moment with them. Hope it will get cooler there soon. Great leopard leap to coolness, and that's a lot of sting rays.
She had been walking on her hock (foot plus next bone up) but today she was on all four feet and off the hock portion. I gave her a steak last night and she ate that as well. We're going to start giving her a daily dose of glucosimine/chondroiton tablets, to see if that will also help. I'm going to check on Tramadol Mary, see if that helps ease pain. She never shows pain though, but it's sure to hurt.\uap>The ducks and geese are cool Ruth. Especially the babies. :)
Patrick, so glad to hear she ate the steak. Aging in our animals is so hard for them and our hearts. I also, like Mary give Ruby glucosimine /chondroitron on a regualr basis, have since 7 mo's old. I also have tramadol, it's a very good pain reliever Patrick. I only have it as it was given to me when I had my neck surgery, but my vet has also prescribed for dogs. Very cute pix everyone. Makes me smile. TY too Ruth for the cute duckies. The big geese are mean at times :-) I too, wish it would stay cool. It's been so nice here. Heat is coming. All enjoy your Sunday. Voted.
Good morning ladies. Yes, a big goose can be mean, I have been chased by one LOL.\uap>Mary, the dog and cat are twins, lol. How are you doing Ruth? \uap>I am getting ready to hit the road again, starting a new account up, in SE Missouri. Short trip, small account. \uap>I hope everyone has a good Monday, TY for the votes... \uap>Some lion cubs,, one of which is white. White lions are not albinos. They are "leucistic". The condition known as leucism causes a loss of pigmentation except in the eyes. The eyes are normal color (albinos have red eyes) \uap>
So glad Luna is walking on all fours, and ate steak, Patrick. Love photo of her earlier on. Some of the geese there, let me feed them bread by hand; they are so use to people. Our daughter, Genevieve, was chased by a goose when she was 1 1/2 YO, that was as tall or taller than her. She ran as fast as she could. Lion cubs are so precious. Thanks for lion cubs' photo, and info about white lions. I didn't know that till now.
Tks for the info on the white lions Patrick I always wondered. Safe trip and good getting another account albeit a small one.:-) Love the pic too. Agree with you Ruth on the weather, we are heating up starting today Ugh. Cute Monday pic Ruth. Mary, how are you? Ruby came up limping last night out of nowhere, seeing our vet today. All enjoy your Monday. Voted\uap> \uap>