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Jennifer Sellek
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  • Mazomanie, WI
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Need Advice on age related hind end weakness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Carter Dec 25, 2016. 28 Replies

Greetings!I've been browsing the forum posts off and on for the last few weeks trying to find into on hind-end weakness and/or arthritis and am not finding what I'm looking for.Bentley is our 10 year…Continue

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Jennifer Sellek replied to Mink Kapferer's discussion 9 Month Old Just Can't Calm Down
"I agree with Cornelia. I recently adopted a six year old neutered male and he has the energy of a pup. We renamed him Finn. Unfortunately he was never trained well or consistently so he came to me with a lot of bad habits. The first thing I did was…"
Apr 7
Catherine Carter replied to Jennifer Sellek's discussion Need Advice on age related hind end weakness
"Hi Fran, Thank you very much for posting the above. You never know when you might need it. I do hope you come back...I have no idea who you are talking about as I thought now on this site ,all members seem to behave in a very friendly manner. "
Dec 25, 2016
Fran Griffin replied to Jennifer Sellek's discussion Need Advice on age related hind end weakness
"I haven't posted on here for ages for various reasons.  I have my girl who was diagnosed with myleopathy when she was 7 years old and given no more than 9 months to live, which is the usual prognosis with this condition.  She was…"
Dec 22, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to Jennifer Sellek's discussion Need Advice on age related hind end weakness
"Thank you Silvia :-)"
Nov 23, 2016
James Doran replied to Jennifer Sellek's discussion Need Advice on age related hind end weakness
"Hi Jennifer. Thanks for the update. He has done incredibly well given that it has been a year since you posted about it. Sincerest thoughts & prayers that Bentley continues on for as long a life as possible. Best wishes."
Nov 23, 2016
silvia replied to Jennifer Sellek's discussion Need Advice on age related hind end weakness
"Hi Jennifer thanks for updating us! I cannot give experts advise I am afraid , so just letting you know that we are following the development of Bentley with much sympathy.. he is  really having as much care as possible from you guys and I am…"
Nov 22, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to Jennifer Sellek's discussion Need Advice on age related hind end weakness
"Update: Bentley's rear leg muscles have atrophied so much he has very little hind end control. Despite this he still is in very good spirits and goes on short walks two to three times daily. I'm trying to keep up his activity level…"
Nov 21, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to human friend's discussion How do I fix this nail?
"I had this happen with my little girl Teagan. We take our pups for rides in our motorcycle sidecars often but one day she pooed in the sidecar and decided to get as far away from it as possible. My husband slowed as fast as he could when he realized…"
Nov 21, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to Belinda Littlemore's discussion Wasp Bite
"My little girl Teagan is fascinated by bees and had been stung twice. The first time was on her paw pad. It was so adorable how, when she was stung, she immediately ran to me and held up her paw, whining. I'm a paramedic and am used to treating…"
Nov 21, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to Julie Steinbrenner's discussion Latest research on neutering?
"Here in the US we are very much backwards from Europe in terms of neutering. Here in the US there is a stigma that you are an irresponsible pet owner if you don't neuter your pets. That might also be due in part to irresponsible pet owners…"
Nov 21, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to Julie Steinbrenner's discussion Eye Goop
"Our Bentley has always had the brownish goop in his eyes. Not sure where my husband found the info but we give our pups one small spoonful of fat free plain yogurt with each meal. I don't know why, but it seems to help."
Nov 21, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to Jennifer Sellek's discussion Need Advice on age related hind end weakness
"Update: Well, the acupuncture did not produce any noticeable results after six treatment, once a week. We started him on Turmeric and Vitamin C and tried to wean him off of the Deramaxx with terrible results. So Bentley continues to take 50mg…"
Jan 15, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to human friend's discussion Why remove dew claws?
"Great idea and wonderful pictures. I had tried Musher's Secret but it made his feet so slippery in the house and worked marginally well in the snow. I'm thinking of trimming the hair on his feet but haven't done that yet. We…"
Jan 15, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to human friend's discussion Help Hot Hair!
"We have our groomer shave Bentley's back really short then blend it down his sides to his feathers to make it look natural. Looks fantastic and he tolerates the heat much better that way. We have this done once in the late spring and once mid…"
Jan 15, 2016
Jennifer Sellek replied to human friend's discussion Why remove dew claws?
"My 10 year old male has his dew claws. We rescued him at the age of 3 years old. We bought our puppy from a breeder and her dew claws had been removed before we got her. Our only negative experience with the dew claws is with snow balling up in his…"
Jan 4, 2016
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How many Irish Setters do you have?
2
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
5
About Me:
I grew up with cats and never had any experience with dogs. My first dog is an IS that my husband had adopted in 2009, two years before we met. Bentley is such a sweetie and was a great intro for me to dogs as a species and specifically IS as a breed. In February 2015 we bought a female IS puppy from a breeder because we couldn't find one to adopt (all the rescues were too far away to consider us for adoption). Teagan and Bentley are such a joy to have in our lives.
Why are you applying for membership?
A. I am a human wanting to contribute to the community

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