11.20.2012

have you ever owned a lab?

if so, how long did you have your beloved fur baby?

our sweet khaki just turned 9 in september. she has never had any health problems. that was until about 7-8 months ago. she started having seizures. (If you have a large breed dog & witness this, not only will it freak you out, it will break your heart) 😥

after her having about 4, we took her to the vet. dr said she had adult canine epilepsy. (but for some reason didn't want to put her in meds??) so..... fast forward to last night.

seizure free all these months. last night made her 3rd in 4 days. she is my sons very.best.friend.ever. she can't function when he isn't around. she lays on his bed til he returns home. she has been planning on leaving for college in a few short weeks also with him ☺. they have been BFFs since Santa brought her when she was a tiny baby almost 9 years ago. I am so afraid something may happen while they are away. (4 hrs away) i can't imagine him going into his apartment and something being wrong with her.

if you have ever owned a lab..... (((gasp))) how long did they live? i am trying to be positive but also realistic.




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9 comments :

  1. Such a sweet post. What ever happens...the dog and your son are together. Besties!
    My cousins lab was 13.

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  2. I don't have a lab but a 8-year old beagle instead. I'll be thinking positive thoughts!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Khaki's seizures. Those pictures are too precious. Sending good vibes your way!

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  4. I have a 6 yr old lab that has epilepsy. After several seizures and costly ER visits we decided it was time for meds. Initially we were hoping it would pass and there is a slight chance of liver damage from the meds. The meds are very inexpensive and the only side effect is a slight decrease in his energy. We have his levels checked every few months (simple blood work) and would do it again in a heartbeat but much sooner. I was scared to leave him alone. My heart breaks for you because witnessing one is a nightmare. So sorry to hear about this.

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  5. Our Murphy was 11 when he died... He wagged that tail of his until the day he died. I was the one with him when he died and will never forget it, but also wouldn't trade it. Your son will be blessed to have his pup with him no matter what happens and how much time Khaki has left.

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  6. my parents got our sweet lab the year before i was born. he passed when i was eleven, he was twelve. we did decide to put him down. life became too painful for him. he lost his hips and couldn't walk, couldn't control his bowels. the way he looked at us, we knew it was time for him to go. he was embarrassed and he was ready to say goodbye.
    we still miss him so much. it took us years (six!) to finally be ready for a new pet. he left a hole in our hearts.

    praying for you guys.

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  7. I hate to hear that. My uncle had one live to be 12.

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  8. Thinking about you and your family. My family has always had golden retrievers and Westies. All that have lived to be at least 15. Smaller dogs tend to live longer. My Westie just turned 15 and other than the fact that she has hearing loss and incontinence sometimes...you would never know she's that old. Sending prayers and guidance and especially what's best for Khaki!

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  9. OH, I"m so sorry. I have been thinking of you, and hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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