Things I have found useful with very old/terminal bully

hoegaandit

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Just passing these on for what they are worth:

(a) Problems with peeing at night (an intermittent problem) - carry him out last thing at night and first thing in the morning; put a plastic sheet on top of the foam mattress he usually sleeps on and a sleeping bag laid flat and duvet on top of that - which were enough to catch the pee and easier to wash; one thing which did not work were (human) adult diapers - even after experimenting with size (he sort of fits an adult medium) we could not keep them on him.

(b) Stick to a routine - even more than usual he (now blind and after a stroke) liked the consistency of routine.

(c) Eating - it did help for a short while to change his diet - he stopped eating some other food but liked chicken till near the end.

(d) Meds - the suggestion by 2BullyMama to put his meds in ice cream was a godsend, when he wouldn't take them any other way (put one tramadol in a teaspoon and pushed it into his mouth)

(e) Drink - it helped to have a syringe and squeeze water in his mouth (sideways, not down his throat) in his final days.
 

2BullyMama

I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog?
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Jul 28, 2011
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Crying while reading, but what great advice to anyone needing it. thank you
 

TooTooMommy

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Meaty, Sophie, & sometimes fosters
First of all, I'm very sorry for your loss (( hugs )) :(
Thank you for these helpful hints; I will remember these when/if we might need them.
 

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