Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rebel...


Some of you may not know that we have a 15 year old Cocker Spaniel named Rebel. Here lately she is been drinking a lot and going outside a lot to wee wee... Sometimes she doesn't make it outside.. When I am going somewhere I will put her in the bedroom, where her bed is. If she has an accident it is usually in the bathroom that is tile floor. ( She pees a lot) Sometimes I let her outside and she does nothing.. comes back in and pees on the carpet... She is still very active. She does have a hearing problem.. ( I say Selective at times) She can hear you open a bag of Cheetos in the next room but when I call her... She doesn't hear me... LOL Her eye sight is not as good as it once was.. She barks at hubby when he is walking up to the door.. Once she sees it is him she goes crazy dancing around. She knows it will be time to eat.. LOL She is a little FOOD abscessed too.
Back to the wee wee problem.. I am wondering if she has diabetes? Are the signs for Diabetes in dogs like those in humans? She has not lost weight.. all she does is drink alot and wee wee alot. Or is it maybe just her age? I need to make an appointment with Dr Kelley and get it checked out. She doesn't like vet visits. It takes her days just to rest from her yearly checkup. She has always been healthy.. She was the Runt of her litter and she is the only one left of her family. Her sister Sadie lived with my mom till last year. Sadie had cancer and past away last year.
If you wouldn't mind saying a little prayer for her, I would appreciate it. If anybody has a doggie that may have the same condition, any info is appreciated... Vet appointment next.....

6 comments:

Joanie said...

Rebel sounds like she's diabetic. But at age 15, she may just be incontinent. I hope you make the vet appointment soon.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I don't know what it might be but I love my dogs as I know you do yours. Sending a prayer and Sophie and Gracie send doggie kisses.

natalyK said...

My older dog, an 11 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever recently had the same problem. We were very worried and it turned out she had Hypothyroidism. She is now doing well on a thyroid supplement and no wee wee accidents.

Parsley said...

Sweetie....it's likely kidney failure issues because of her age. I'm sorry.

I do have a dog with diabeties and at least for her, she had lost weight, slowed her eating, no energy, etc. The no energy level is a big indicator of diabeties in dogs. It is treatable.

If you have a tester at home (you can buy one at any pharmacy) test on the shallow setting. Prick her little elbow pad for a sample of blood in the morning. (Then give her a treat for being brave.) If it's in the 100 range she is okay. They don't start insulin until in the 300-500 range.

Leslie said...

awww I hope that Rebel has a healthy check up. It is probably just old age.. I pee every five minutes too! : )

Michelle May said...

Sending happy thoughts and prayers for her that she has a good checkup. I think everyone pee's a lot when their old. She looks wonderful for 15. What a sweetie girl she is!
xx, shell