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    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    Maybe you could get a used stroller or wagon and take Maximus on walks with you to get outside and see different things? Poor guy, I hope he feel better soon. I agree with those who said maybe a change to a more bully-savvy vet would help.
    Great idea!


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    @Maximus...

    A friend has just lost his bulldog due to enlarged heart.

    Only 4 months back the Vet pronounced perfect heart in
    a physical. This person worried & wanted x-rays as he had
    a bulldog die from heart issues before this but Vet did no
    x-rays as he said no need.

    It was mentioned that bulldog was sad, depressed, gained
    weight, lethargic.


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    Could he be a candidate for water therapy it is also a social event, learning new things and reactivating the brain sounds like a great idea for all of us keep them on their toes like they keep us. So sorry to read what you are going through and our fingers and paws are crossed that some sort of solution helps. Vikinggirl has given you great advice as I too need to lose so my joints can serve me better as well and the difference a few pounds make is huge.

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    Yes, "Hydrotherapy" would work for Maximus, I have already been in contact with a local Doggie salon who provides Dog Hydrotherapy. With taking the Soloxine 2x per day, Maximus appears to be more awake and alert during the day and not
    sleeping so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    Hi Susan,

    I agree. I was just talking about this subject with a friend of mine. Yes, Maximus needs to get out of the house. It has been difficult because he is still limping as a result of his ACL injuries, so he really has to be carried out of the house to the front or back patio and yard. It's no problem as long as someone is here with me to help me do that.

    Ear massage? Really. Wow. I have never heard of that. Tell me more ..........
    Hi Patrick, Nothing to it really... it's similar to the way you rub the ears after applying ear cleaner. Using your fingertips, on the outside of the ear flap, rub gently in a circular motion. Hope that helps... kind of difficult to explain! Lol!!!

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    Hi Patrick, I agree with the others that it could be the pain or (/and?) the comibnation of many different medications that may cause Maximus' depression.
    And I agree that going outside and sunbathing could help him feeling better - to my mind, too, came the option to take him into a wagon or buggy or stroller.
    Does he like it when you have visitors? Then you could let friends come over to visit and pay some attention to him. A friend's bullygirl sometimes seems to be depressed. She always totally blossoms when visitors come by and play a little bit with her and talk to her.
    I hope Maximus feels better soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    Hi Lynn ...

    Unfortunately, No, Maximus does not like the car at all ! Perhaps he relates the car to going to the Vet. LOL. So taking him for car rides won't be able to happen. He does need to get out for some fresh air and a change of scenery. He unfortunately has had to
    stay in the house since he injured both of his ACL's.
    Thought about changing his opinion on car rides? Load him up and take him to a park, a beach, something not the vet. Trust me it works!!

    Also get a wagon to load him in and pull him around! I went to an open market and discovered this girl enjoying her trip.




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