Last week, my Bully began limping. This week, his (L) Rear Leg is up off the ground. I took him to the Vet
because he has an old ACL injury from 2-years ago in the same leg. The Vet prescribed Tramadol for Pain,
and Rimadyl as an Anti-inflammatory. As of last night, Maximus refuses to eat. So I am unable to get his
medications into him. He is drinking, but not eating. He needs his medication for Pain and Inflammation
so he can heal, but I can't force him to eat. I'm sure he is uncomfortable and in pain, so I'm sure he has
no appetite. He goes back to the Vet on Monday (for his Vaccination).
Any ideas on how I can get Maximus to eat ?
LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.
I would like to add that when Jewel and Bentley were given certain meds, their appetites were suppressed...however, not to the point of not eating. They would eat a little and then go lay back down. You might want to check with your vet.
Maximus has already seen his Vet. He was put on Pain Medication and Anti-Inflammatory medication.
I was able to get the Pain Medication in him with Peanut Butter, and 1/2 of his Anti-inflammatory medication.
Now I will leave him to rest.
If his appetite is not better by tomorrow and he is still limping with his leg up in the air - I am taking him to the Emergency
Great thinking about taking him back to the Vet or an Emergency vet if he still isn't eating. That's so scary.
Maximus had to be taken to the Emergency Vet last evening at 5PM. He was in distress, and had a Temp of 103.4. His (L) Knee was swollen as was his foot. He was panting heavily and needed to get to a Hospital. The Hospital started an IV on him immediately
and gave him IV Valium to calm him down, and gave him a water bath to get his temp down. They took X-rays of his (L) leg -
the results were he now had a complete tear of his ACL. He was admitted for an overnight stay.
This morning, the Vet called me - Maximus does have a complete tear of his (L) ACL. He is not a candidate for surgery at this time due to Anesthesia - it would be to dangerous for Maximus to undergo surgery at this time. He is overweight and Anesthesia would
be dangerous. So, we will be bringing him home this afternoon - he will be re-evaluated in 2-Weeks by the Surgery Department.
His Knee is still swollen.
Hopefully he will be discharged on Pain medication and Anti-Inflammatory medications. His recovery will be one step at a time.
Please keep us in your Thoughts and Prayers. Maximus needs your Prayers. Thank you all.
This was probably due to the pain or he just was not feeling well..... try small amounts (just enough to cover the pill) Vanilla ice cream.... I KNOW, trying to get him to lose weight, but if he needs the pills, small amounts of ice cream are the best way to get a pill in them --- it is cold so they just swallow
There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your life.
Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings
Sending prayers for your Maximus
“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"
Oh poor Maximus. Sorry to read this. Please keep us posted!!
Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Maximus. Hopefully with getting his meds down, that can help him rest and not be in so much pain and allow the swelling to go down. Maximus and you are in my thoughts.
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Sending Prayers and a Speedy Recovery for You Precious Maximus. Loads of Kisses and Hugs to you Sweetie.