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    Be careful not to slip.

    These oldies are so precious.
    I hope that there is nothing wrong with Ben except the slowing down and weight loss that can sometimes come with old age.
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    So sorry to hear about Ben - you have joined the Oldies Fan Club here - they are often a huge worry but give you so much.


    I really hope it is nothing too serious.
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    Hi there,

    well I managed to get an earlier appointment and we are just home, the vet reckons Ben is very healthy for his age - the moles are perfectly normal - he does have an infection in his gums and bad plaque on his teeth which she feels maybe turning him off his food. (he has always had bad plaque since we got him two years ago the vet i used to go to made out like there was nothing I could do about it and it was just normal old age )

    He got an injection and I have some antibiotics to start tomorrow. She is going to take bloods next week just to be sure and then she is going to put him under anesthetic and clean his teeth.

    I am so relieved thats it's nothing more serious.

    she said hes the best behaved little yorkie she has ever met
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    oh that's great news

    Yorkies are notorious for bad teeth sadly.


    I presume your vet will do a full blood workup before an anaesthetic - it would be sensible just in case.
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    One thing I forgot to mention that I've been told by a pet food nutritionist that seniors don't always digest protein as well. She suggested a higher protein diet when Mindy was losing weight and she had her doggie nephew on puppy food for the same reason.
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    Hi there,
    I certainly have joined the oldies fan club - I rescued Ben as my first dog 2 years ago I battled with the idea of a puppy or a rescue for a long time, I did a lot of research and finally found Ben - nobody else wanted him due to his age.

    I think the next addition will be a puppy though - I really want to experience that at some point but I will probably go all soppy and get an older rescue again!

    The vet is going to do the full blood panel beforehand which will put my mind at rest!

    Here is a pic of the little Man - this was last year he has aged a bit since then but just as gorgeous!

    Aquaceri
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    Ben and Stitch {my doggy babies}

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