A quick update on Sprocket

Hello anybody-my baby fluffy bonce has been off his food for a few days- being very "picky"- seems like wants to eat then doesn't touch it. Vet appointment today- she has taken blood and we go from there-she will ring me tomorrow to talk about the results. He has an enlarged spleen she thinks due to him being anemic rather than a cancer- am hoping for an easy "fix up job". Sprocket is 9 now but seems much older. xx xx :wag: :tea:
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Poor Sprocket!
(And poor Mommy!)
Any word? :crossed: :plead:
I am afraid it was the worst possible news when picked Sprocket up from his x-rays and scan-large growth-spreading. Vet gave me a bottle of steroids for him and massive pink tablet to get down him twice a day-he has perked up and is eating but the heat in England at the moment in our part of Kent is very hot for what we have-he lays under a lorry to keep cool. We have a vet appointment at 4.30 pm to see if tablets have done any good apart from the eating now. A very unhappy but staying smiling for Sprockets sake as he knows if I am very sad and tries to cuddle me by sitting on my lap with front legs over my shoulders, he snuggles into my neck, oh god am going to miss that so much. xx xx
Oh Allyson, that's so crappy.

Thinking about you tonight.
Oh how awful! I am so sorry to hear this news. I will be thinking of you. :hearts:
Fairly good news about Sprocket- he is on mid range strength steroids and seems to be doing ok so far-more blood tests on Monday to see if has made any difference. He is eating, barking and wagging tail again-bless him, xxxxxxx
Sprox's mum wrote:
Fairly good news about Sprocket- he is on mid range strength steroids and seems to be doing ok so far-more blood tests on Monday to see if has made any difference. He is eating, barking and wagging tail again-bless him, xxxxxxx


Oh that is so good to hear. Hoping for many happy, barking, tail wagging days! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
That's good news! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Sprocket has not eaten today so far-didn't even want anything after I gave him a very gentle brush-he went to sleep, snoring like mad, worse that hubby!! He has vet tomorrow so wont take him in until then, have had to use the tablets that encourage him to eat-see if he has any dinner. Not so good today. xx
:-( C'mon Sprocket :crossed:
Hopefully the vet can give him some anti-nausea meds to help with that. It is awful when they won't eat. Paws crossed that the vet has some good advice to give.
The vet looked at Sprox yesterday-thought his gums looked pinker-temp was fine and tummy felt relaxed. She took blood. She rang today to say about the tests-he is even more anemic so wasn't helped by the steroids but she agreed he had a very good quality of life and was happy wagging his tail and barking at the postman for his biscuit so she fine to help him as much as she can. Change his steroids tomorrow. We just need his bloods to be better if they can. I am sure he knows something is wrong- he wants to be with me all the time and sat by me today and ate 3 small meals. Bless him, he is trying so hard to be his normal self, amazes me how they just carry on!! xxxx

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Sprox's mum wrote:
The vet looked at Sprox yesterday-thought his gums looked pinker-temp was fine and tummy felt relaxed. She took blood. She rang today to say about the tests-he is even more anemic so wasn't helped by the steroids but she agreed he had a very good quality of life and was happy wagging his tail and barking at the postman for his biscuit so she fine to help him as much as she can. Change his steroids tomorrow. We just need his bloods to be better if they can. I am sure he knows something is wrong- he wants to be with me all the time and sat by me today and ate 3 small meals. Bless him, he is trying so hard to be his normal self, amazes me how they just carry on!! xxxx

:wag: :tea: :( :)

Is there no help for anemia, like there is for people?
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That is what I thought-the vet doesn't want to do blood transfer as have to heavily sedate him and he couldn't manage that, the tablets he is on should make him eat so he gets the vitamins etc he needs to enrich his blood-I thought he could have iron tablets which I am going to ask about today.xx
Humans can get a shot of something called procrit (Epoetin) ...and there's something for dogs, too. Maybe. Let me find the article. I have no idea about the cost
May not be a great option

https://www.marvistavet.com/erythropoie ... supplement.
I asked Val-the vet- about iron tablets etc for dogs. They have shots of vitamins as Sprocket had one of those for £12 when he was having his first blood tests and scan, x-rays. The answer was explained out to me very well. Basically he has great blood making cells but his blood cells are breaking down on route round his system. He now has an extra tablet to have once a day plus one to protect his stomach so sound strong. He can be on that for a week only then needs a break. Sprox is on my lap as I am on here tonight-something he hasn't done for ages now. :wag: :tea:

Something totally different- when I am on this forum or anywhere else on your oes site I have a warning flashing at the top of my screen saying important! Not secure! Do you have any idea why? Has something changed? Also you mentioned to someone else that there wasn't much happening on here now as all gone to FB-is that your oes FB page if that makes sense or someone else has made/done it? xx xx ( I don't tend to go on FB ) :sidestep:

Fancy a banananana = :banana:
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Nothing has changed on this site. The new "standard" is for all sites to be "encrypted" (like a bank's website) so that nobody can eavesdrop on anything you type or read. But everything on this site is public anyway, and it would cost me another hundred bucks a year to encrypt this site that nobody visits anymore, so.....

(That's the difference between "http" and "https" in the address. The s stands for "secure". I might do it anyway at some point, but....hey)

Here's a link to our page on fb
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Thank you Ron-that makes sense. Such a shame no one on here now- Have to talk to myself!! Sprocket has started his new tablets and they have a very big difference. He is jumping about now like he used to-gets tired quickly so can't go for a walk but just open the gate to field next door which we sort of "borrow" and let him do his own thing. Haven't had the up to date bill yet-hate to think but Sprocket is well worth it and hasn't cost us any extra for any problem until now, bless him, xx

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Sprox's mum wrote:
Sprocket has started his new tablets and they have a very big difference. He is jumping about now like he used to
:wag: :tea: :ghug:

Yay! :banana: :banana: :banana:
You aren't talking to yourself! Great news that the medication put some spring in his step. Even if he is not going for long walks, just being about to go out and smell the smells is a good thing.
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